October 9, 2021

Blessed to Share  When I was a child, giving God thanks for the many blessings we enjoyed was the focus of our Thanksgiving holiday. We started the day at Church. I loved the harvest decorations. I don’t remember a big family gathering. The four of us did have a feast with roast chicken from our…

September 28, 2021

Over the last fifty years our thanksgiving celebrations have morphed into a focus on family and food. In many homes, God is excluded. Church, family prayers, naming our blessings gets lost in the party. Many of us believe that we’ve earned it all through hard work and intelligence. The beauty of the world, enough to…

September 22, 2021

Does God Really Answer Prayers? Well, the Bible tells us so. Jesus said, “Ask and it shall be given unto you.” Many times, I have prayed fervently for something, and it felt as if God was busy somewhere else, or had turned off the phone. Friends have told me that God answers every prayer, it’s…

September 13, 2021

        What does God look like? We believe that we are asked to be like Jesus, but how do we do that.  Jesus lived two thousand years ago. We have no pictures. Long ago, I read a story about a little girl of five who was busily drawing a picture. “What are…

September 7, 2021

Borrowed Glory It’s Labour Day weekend, the beginning of another school year. Many people will be watching a sporting event of some kind. Just a few weeks ago I was engrossed in the Olympics. As an armchair sports enthusiast I’ve decided that these events whether sports or music concerts or whatever give us “borrowed glory”….

July 10, 2021

Collect God’s Pearls Each day I read one of James Taylor’s Everyday Psalms – Interpretations of the Biblical Psalms written in the language and images of today. Sometimes, the whole Psalm speaks to my heart, sometimes just one word. Today, two lines stood out for me. God, “You will sort through the rubble of discord…

July 1, 2021

More and more people these days are learning to love poetry. Poets tell their stories by painting a series of vivid pictures with words. They stir our souls, our memories, our imaginations, challenging us to new thoughts and ideas. This past week, I bought Sylvia Fiorita Smith‘s new and first poetry book. I value Sylvia…

June 20, 2021

Image by Daniela Dimitrova from Pixabay      I truly believe Dads, at their best are special, a blessing for their entire family, and wonderful models for their communities. On the CBC news feed I read Chris Tyrone Ross’ article about indigenous dads written for the CBC First Person Series.  In it he says, “All I have left…

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