Sunday Evening Reflection with Mary Jo Malo

  Tonight, as I look out into my city that is embracing the night, I feel a sense of solidarity that comes from the lights that shine in the darkness.  In a time of uncertainty, we continue to meet challenges together, as a community.  In the darkness, there is light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once…

Sunday Evening Reflection: At the Orpheum

  The Vancouver Orpheum opened its doors on November 8, 1927. Ah, it was a grand building, the largest theatre in Canada at the time, with a construction price tag of $1.25 million.  Three thousand seats awaited an audience eager to see the interior of the much-awaited theatre. Buildings have biographies and encounter transitions that…

Sunday Reflection: Walking the Red Willow Trail

“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.” Wendell Berry, Remembering I live in Vancouver.  It has been my home for many years, and it is highly likely that I will grow old in a city that has always been kind to me. And yet, St. Albert, Alberta, the…

Sunday Evening Reflection with Christina Rossetti

  “Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground.”  Christina Rossetti Every Christmas, I listen to poignant Christmas carol, In the Bleak Mid-Winter, which embraces the poetry of Christina Rossetti.  She entitled her poem, “A Christmas Carol.” Christina weaves the story of the humble birth in a stable into a call to action to “do…

Sunday Evening Reflection in Emily’s Garden

“I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.”  Emily Carr Welcome to Sunday Evening Reflection.  I invite you to join me in a walk through Emily Carr’s…

Freedom in the Delay

Whenever anyone brings up the subject of procrastination, they invariably give a nod to Mark Twain who stated with his usual clarity and generous humour: “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to…