• Martha Tatarnic

    The Reverend Canon Martha Tatarnic is the rector of St. George’s, St. Catharines. Her second book, Why Gather? The Hope & Promise of the Church, will be published in June 2022 by Church Publishing, and will be available at https://www.churchpublishing.org/whygather. The Living Diet is also available through Amazon, Church Publishing and the author.


disco ball

Taylor Swift: Mirrorball Spirituality

I got the idea to have a Taylor Swift music night at our Wednesday evening Advent Café service. Advent Café is one of our worship

Sorry But Not Guilty

Sometimes I fail as a pastor. I am someone who can turn myself inside out about all of the ways in which I don’t measure

The Minesing Swamp

Our awesome friend Jeff used to help my husband Dan and me lead youth group canoe trips when we were serving at churches in the

Revive, Part 1: Practising Christians

Often, there are tools at our disposal that help us in our ministry context. Yet, we may not always be familiar with them, know how

A Reflection on Living and Dying Well

I met Tanya Kuzmanovic when I was a new ordinand, just starting out in ministry at St. Jude’s in Oakville, and she was a new

Are You Still Running?

I understand where the question comes from. People want to make conversation. We look for points of contact, things that we know about one another,

We All Come from the Same Place

A few years ago, I topped off my three-month sabbatical with a trip to Elliot Lake to visit my Aunt Linda and Uncle Murray. We

Photo of Bruce

The Faith of the Squiggling Puppy

Our little puppy Bruce needs to be carried down the stairs every morning for his first outside of the day. He finds this almost unbearably

I’ve Been There Too

As some of our readers know, I began receiving ministry coaching in the fall of 2020 from the Very Reverend Peter Elliott, retired dean of

Celebrity Break-Ups & The Body of Christ

My daughter and I had been watching the Instagram feed of one celebrity couple over the holidays, hoping for an engagement. Instead, they broke up

Blurred background image

Why Is Change So Hard?

I recently signed on to a coaching relationship with Peter Elliott, retired Dean of the cathedral in Vancouver, a person I have respected very much

Skip to content