October 24, 2020

Most of us aren’t focused on searching for God. Yet, as we live our lives, occasionally God breaks through our busyness, our daily routine and we stop and stand very still, mesmerized by a rainbow stretched clear across the sky, or a tiny flower waving alone in the breeze. A crying toddler wraps tiny arms…

October 17, 2020

Angels are scattered all over our house, tiny, tall, black and white, hanging from lamps, resting atop my dresser. One Christmas, our granddaughter suggested that we play a game, “Let’s see who can find the most angels at Grandma’s house.” Angels are a part of the scenic background of our home, so much so that…

October 8, 2020

In North America, our Thanksgiving celebration began with the pilgrims giving thanks for the fall harvest that would get them through the winter. Today as the holiday weekend approaches, it’s hard to open our eyes to the bounty in God’s world. Covid 19 restrictions, wearing masks can blind us to the beauty in our own…

September 24, 2020

    When I was the minister at Pontypool and Bethany United Churches, each summer I conducted “Decoration Day” services at the local cemeteries. Local and returning families gathered at the cemetery to “pay their respects” at the graves of their loved ones. During the week prior, or that Sunday, they would plant or bring…

September 6, 2020

Today, we tend to think of love as a warm, wonderful feeling that flows over us, and fills our hearts. That is one beautiful form of love. I feel it when baby Riley greets me with a smile, when granddaughter Ellie offers to help me learn to put in my contact lenses, when Tom spontaneously…

August 29, 2020

When I’m walking I like smooth paths and sidewalks as much as possible. I avoid bumps, holes, ice, snow, mudholes, puddles as much as possible. Walking means I’m going slow enough to check out what is ahead and make good decisions, if I look. Life is like going on a journey. Most of us drive…

August 19, 2020

Does God Give Us Our Pain? Too often I have been told that this trouble, this illness, this grief, even Covid 19, is God’s gift to refine me into a better person. That makes me angry. Causing misery, pain, or hurt is not loving. Today I offer to you my understanding of who God is…

August 9, 2020

Marriage? Why Bother? This summer, Tom and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Many couples today reject marriage as an unnecessary encumbrance. They tell me, “We don’t need the church or the state to endorse our personal commitment to each other. Besides, if we discover we’ve made a mistake, we won’t have to go through a…

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