New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “JOURNEYING FROM CHILD TO ADULT”

Two years ago, our local high school morphed into a “Senior School.” I don’t mean that it became a place of academic learning for...

New Perspective: A Senior Moment – SUMMER LEFTOVERS on Grandparents’ Day

Our town was strangely quiet last Tuesday morning, that very unofficial first day of Autumn. Traffic is now relatively minimal; no longer the steady...

A Cause of Joy by Rev. Heather McCarrell

Her arrival was a bit unexpected.  We found her in a sad situation, the runt of a rather poorly kept litter of pups in...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “THE MAN I NEVER KNEW”

Over these past summer weeks, and reassured by double-dose vaccinations, many grandparents have welcomed grandchildren back into our home bubbles. As vulnerable older people,...

The Good Shepherd

Before beginning the BLOG I would like to welcome all the new comers to the Stainglasslense; in the past two weeks there have been...

Tools of the Trade

As a rural minister, I have taken to carrying certain items in my little Subaru that otherwise I would not.  Thanks to Mary Beth...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “THAT’S JUST GARBAGE!”

No, this is not a timely rant against officials who determined that the Olympic Women’s Soccer Final would be ultimately decided by penalty kicks,...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “CALL OF THE OPEN ROAD”

That red C.C.M. bike I eulogized last week was my longest two-wheeled love affair---over 50 years--- but certainly not my first cycling relationship. Way back...

New Perspectives: A Senior Moment – “FAREWELL, MY NOBLE STEED.”

For over fifty years, he has served me faithfully. During three decades living in Peterborough, I rode him to work many days across three...

Country Curing – by Rev. Heather McCarrel

July 1st I arrived as the new minister at a country church: the Kemble-Sarawak, Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge.   The ministry now runs out of two church...