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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Neighbourhood Newsletters

      Over the years in our neighbourhood we have been slowly collecting and building a directory for our neighbours. At our annual August block party we...

    • Still: The Good News of Christmas

      Christmas is over and I hope it was merry for you in more than a few good ways. Perhaps by now you have rolled away...

    • Still: Your Life Has Meaning

      A friend of mine sat across from me over lunch and said the most wonderful things to me. I don’t remember what prompted him, but...

    • Still: The Life That Comes At Us

      The invitation to be still is ancient. Words from our distant past hint at the perennial stress of busy-ness and noise on the human soul....

    • Still: Meandering Into The Light

      This Advent season in the weeks leading up until Christmas we’re continuing on a theme of stillness. Stopping, resting, slowing, and listening do much to...

    • Still: The Gift of Jolabokaflod



      During the season of Advent, those weeks leading up until Christmas, this gentle little column will be exploring the theme of stillness. Stopping, resting, listening, and...

    • The Science of Kindness

      November 13th was World Kindness Day. Organizations and individuals spent this week exploring the influence kindness has on our lives, our faith, our relationships, and...

    • Mr Rogers and the Movies

      I grew up watching Mr Rogers’ Neighbourhood. I also grew up with Bugs Bunny slapstick comedy, WWF Wrestling, and The Flintstones family; but Mr Rogers settled...

    • The Art of Making Time

      Our home is a case study in messy schedules. We have a child now at school age and another  at not-yet-school age. My wife works...

    • Smells Like Home

      Your home is more than your castle, it is the place where your best memories are made, where you learn to embrace those you love,...