Life Between Sundays

Canada Day & The Greasy Pole

The Greasy Pole I watched the Greasy Pole from the deck of our home this year.  Canada Day is a wonderful annual event on Grand Manan.  There are many family activities, and this is one of my personal favourites.  Young and older, brave the greased spar on a wooden...

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You Don’t Understand

You can hold your sufferings up against the words of those who have not suffered equally, and discount them as uninformed, inexperienced prattle. But regardless of your pain, you can never discount the words of Christ similarly. None of us have intentionally laid...

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Tig’s

I was so blessed to meet Layton Ford in 1990. We shared a common interest in running and similar experiences in terms of our childhood. We loved the outdoors. Hunting land fishing were a part of our DNA. A love for God and some basic principles of life had been...

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The Nights

The nights are dark and long these days I try to sleep through but something nudges me, wakens me Then the voices of discouragement Voices of fear, inadequacy And my sleep is over but it is still long dark   There is a sweet strong Presence there as well...

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Vision

So many of the greatest blessings of life go unnoticed and consequently unappreciated.  How many marriages, friendships, family relationships fall into disrepair and ultimately loss before we realize just how important these things really are?  Among the...

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Sunday Morning Ruminations

 This was originally written in 2011.  I thought at that point that I would never pastor a church again. Some Sunday morning rumination or rambling or whatever … There is still that feeling of pain deep in my heart. Perhaps it is disappointment in myself,...

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Mom …

Mom I see you … I hear you You are just beyond my reach It is maddening to be so close And yet so far away You have loved me tenderly, relentlessly, fiercely As only a mother can love And yet it is not enough Life pulls us apart geographically socially experientially...

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How Well Do I Know You?

How well do I know you? I think by now, that I know you well. I’ve told you things that I have never told anyone else Many of those things have been deeply painful Many of those things would bring me grief if you ever told anyone else I guess if you were...

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Praying By Numbers

Just a little something to share that you might find meaningful.I have begun to "pray by numbers" over the last four years or so. It started with waking in the night. We have a digital clock that projects numbers on the ceiling. For several consecutive nights I was...

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Back to the Drawing Board

Just a brief word for the moment.  I recently have had to migrate a number of my websites from an old classic hosting package with GoDaddy, to a new C-panel package.  To avoid an exorbitant charge for the migration, from GoDaddy, I tried it myself, on...

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Blog Migration

I am migrating this blog to a self-hosted Wordpress site at www.karlingersoll.com. Thanks to all of you who follow my blog sporadically or faithfully. This season of my life is providing opportunity to write more on a diversity of topics. I hope you'll find me in my...

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RCMP

I am absolutely privileged to serve "J" Division of the RCMP along with eleven other chaplains. "J" Division encompasses the province of New Brunswick. The chaplains are there by the invitation of this organization which has long standing military roots and...

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many...

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Football Is My Life … NOT!

I love it and this afternoon, I'll watch it. Sometimes I am intensely glued to the screen and other times it is just white noise. The intricate plot of a well written movie requires silence and total concentration as the viewer tries to predict the outcome. Football...

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