Home is where the heart is

Erinn and I have noticed a distinct increase in concerns surrounding housing recently. A couple of people are fearing eviction because of bed bugs. Others are hoping for a more stable living situation, or just any living situation for a few months over the winter. The changing of the seasons is definitely contributing to the sense of urgency to find a place to call home.

But, as we all know, there’s a big difference between a house and a home. Erinn wrote a great article about this in our fall newsletter, which you can read here:


While The Dale doesn’t have walls of it’s own, we are becoming, by the grace of God, a community that acts as home.

We find ourselves at home when we cook together.

We find ourselves at home when we pick tomatoes from our garden and swap stories about our favourite recipes.

We find ourselves at home when we work on a crossword together.

We find ourselves at home when we study the Bible together and grapple with tough of questions.

We find ourselves at home when we remind each other to take out the garbage.

We find ourselves at home when we share our dearest dreams with one another, and accept comfort when our plans fall through.

We find ourselves at home when we know each other’s quirks, and pick up each other’s mannerisms.

We find ourselves at home when we come together to praise and pray to the One who knows us, loves us, and draws us into the eternal home of divine love.

Please join us in praying as we seek affordable, clean spaces in which our friends can live (which is becoming increasingly difficult as Parkdale gentrifies), and as we continue to make home in our relationships with God  and each other.

home is where the heart is

By joannacatherinemoon

I am the Lead Community Worker at The Dale Ministries in Parkdale, Toronto, ON. The Dale seeks to create safe welcoming spaces in which all people, particularly those on the margins, are encouraged to participate fully, to the best of their abilities and journey together toward a deeper experience of the life God has given us. This blog is meant to help keep my supporters connected with life at The Dale.

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