April 7, 2021

Written April 7 at 5:a.m. Today, and the next two months require prayer in our family. They are and will continue to be a lesson in trusting God. Actually, every day of our lives requires trust – a mountain of trust for all of us. Today I am acutely aware that I need to trust…

April 4, 2021

  These are my thoughts on this Easter Sunday. You may not agree and that is fine. We are all different and still God loves us. I am thankful. How Do I Witness? Our Easter story sends us, as Christians, out to carry the message of the resurrection. How do I carry a message of…

March 22, 2021

The Quokka knows how to smile. Covid 19 goes on and on. Just when we think there might be a light at the end of the tunnel, there is another outbreak, a new variant. I’m finding it hard to maintain my energy and good feelings. Years ago scientific research declared “laughter releases positive healing endorphins…

March 14, 2021

Angels in the Snow. When walking one sunny day, I saw the above picture replicated over and over again across the snow. The long grasses were making snow angels. I remembered the joy, the laughter, the feeling of freedom I felt as a child when I carefully flopped down in an unmarred patch of sparkling…

March 7, 2021

  Many years ago, when I was teaching high school full time, I discovered I was much more comfortable teaching with my classroom door closed, even though I knew it helped with ventilation to have it open. I wasn’t worried about distractions coming from the hallway. That closed door gave me freedom just to be…

March 1, 2021

Many of us have been told, “You look just like your mother, father, brother, sister, Aunt Edna.” Often we can’t see the likeness ourselves, but others are so sure. As an adopted child, I didn’t hear these words. I was never just like anyone. When I first met my birth mother, I was thrilled to…

The Love at Home is Holy
February 23, 2021

Rev. Nancy Wilson, minister at Keene United Church, emails a reflection to our congregation every day. It’s a wonderful way to help us all feel connected and to nurture our faith. A few weeks ago, she called us to look at the places we consider to be sacred in our lives. Today, I’m sharing Nancy’s…

An Ancient tradition - A precious gift.
February 11, 2021

The other day, my friend informed me on the phone that she has sent valentine’s to all her grandchildren via Canada Post. My first thought was, why didn’t I think of that. I love receiving snail mail. Even though most often all I find waiting in my mailbox are flyers and advertisements, Tom or I…

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