March 29, 2024

This morning Tom and I attended “Good Friday” worship service at our church. But what exactly is “good” about this day? As Reverend Cathy led us through the violent and painful story of Jesus’ arrest, interrogation and crucifixion. Singing t he hymn “Were you there?” and hearing current readings helped us make made the connections…

March 20, 2024

  Image by Almeida from Pixabay The Season of Lent – Why? Many of us have lives so busy we often feel overwhelmed. Too many of us believe we have no choice. We just keep on keeping on. Some are like pet hamsters who run on treadmills, hard as they can, but go nowhere. Now that’s drudgery. For…

March 11, 2024

Image by Enoch111 from Pixabay In today’s world, we struggle with making commitments. The Covid pandemic has taught us that even with the best intentions, we can’t always fulfil our responsibilities. Parenting is a lifetime love commitment that many of us make willingly. With God’s help we love our children, even when, they are the source of our…

February 13, 2024

A New Name, Please Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Often, when we go to a gathering, we receive a blank sticky label on which we write our name. Perhaps that label already has our name on it. Nametags make it easier for people, those organizing and those participating. Remembering a whole lot of new names at once…

February 10, 2024

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay February brings thoughts of Valentine’s Day and love. The Bible compares love to a rope, strongest and healthiest with three strands. Jesus identified those three strands as love for God, love for one another and love for one’s self. Each person makes their own choice about love of God. Let’s consider the other…

January 8, 2024

             Today, with no pressing tasks beckoning, I settled down into my comfy chair. My mind immediately went to my trusty companion, my worn and duct taped  Bible, Eugene Peterson’s, The Message. I flipped through its thin pages and fine print. I chose to stop at the book of Luke. And why not? Luke…

December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas everyone. I offer this greeting because I am writing this  on Christmas morning. Today my heart is focused on the fact, and I declare it is a fact, that God loves us. As we celebrate Jesus’ birthday, and believe that he was God’s child, and God with us, we can know that each…

December 2, 2023

Regardless of which faith we practice or don’t practice, this Christmas let’s wrap our Christmas or Hanukkah or Bodhi Day or Tulsi Pujan Diwas or… celebrations in PRAYER. The Christian Advent season has begun. It’s our time to prepare for Christmas, to renew our joy and commitment to our faith, to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. Some…

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