April 5, 2020

  This morning and yesterday, I have felt broken, unable to be what I want to be. This Covid 19 crisis demands so much. I’ve been struggling to fulfil my own expectations of my role in it. I want to walk this desperate and difficult journey carrying a message of hope. I want to be…

March 30, 2020

In one of last weeks’ reflections in the United Church’s Lenten study booklet, I was reminded of an important detail of the story of the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt. When the Pharaoh had totally turned against the Israelites, when death had travelled through the land killing the first born of everything, when they…

March 26, 2020

I received this reminder from our minister, Rev. Nancy Wilson. Today I needed it. I offer it to all of you with my blessings and I’m sure hers as well. “During this time of ‘staying put at home’, practice offering a ‘walking prayer’ today. Walk or move around your house, your lot or through your…

March 25, 2020

A Pileated Woodpecker This strong young man provided entertainment, both sight and sound. Yesterday we walked along the “Rail Trail” that runs close to our home. The sun was shining. The many people using the trail were careful to keep their distance and yet still looking up and offering a “hello”. We even met a…

March 22, 2020

Today, I offer you the wisdom of the Bible found in Jeremiah 29:11. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  NIV When my first marriage disintegrated over twenty-five years ago, I felt as if my world…

March 22, 2020

It’s Sunday and I can’t go to church. If you feel like me and would like to attend worship today, the internet offers a smorgasbord of streamed worship services. If you would like to be led in worship by the moderator of the United Church of Canada, Rev. Richard Bott, please click on his name….

March 18, 2020

Easter is Coming!!!! Suddenly every newscast feels personal. Covid 19 is impacting my life and yours. It’s not news that is happening to someone else somewhere else in the world. There are empty shelves in my local grocery store. My grandchildren have three weeks off school. My trip to Vancouver is cancelled. My province is…

March 12, 2020

Peterborough Theatre Guild’s production of “Frozen Dreams” by Robert Ainsworth, carries a message for all of us about our need for a secure, safe, “heart” home. Set in a cluster of three cardboard boxes on a city street, we were shown that whether we are in the safety and security of our homes or living…

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