May 23, 2021

A story and some teaching. You may already know all of this.  Please add your knowledge to mine and your stories. Use the comment button. Pentecost Symbols of God’s Spirit  The dove, God’s Spirit of peace, The windmill, the wind of God’s Spirit bringing challenge & power. Flames – the fire of God’s Spirit that…

May 23, 2021

Spring Cleaning Many women observe a ritual called “spring cleaning”. After a long winter huddled indoors, we fling our windows open to the warm fresh air. We clean. We scrub. Accumulated cobwebs, dust and dirt that have escaped our weekly cleaning all winter disappear. As we work, we soak in the gleaming surfaces, breath deeply…

May 15, 2021

May 11, I worked up the soil under my front window, added some compost, tucked tiny annual flowers into the chilly soil. Night came. I tarped my precious garden in case of frost. Too early. I know the gardener’s rule for my part of Ontario: no planting annuals before May 24th, or better yet, June…

May 12, 2021

We have just celebrated Mothers’ Day. At our house, the sun shone, children and grandchildren called, and in my heart God smiled. When my son called, he said that in South Africa, people were being encouraged to do something nice for the person who nurtured you as a child. In South Africa, where extended families…

May 1, 2021

Today, as I leave April behind and step into the sunshine and flowers of spring our Easter story still lingers in my heart. This morning’s “Daily Bread Devotional” drew me back to Jesus’ washing his disciples’ feet. Reflecting on the question, “How do we continue to wash one another’s feet today?” these thoughts came to…

April 12, 2021

Image by Okan Caliskan from Pixabay We Can Do It! Over the last few years, fire has become a frightening enemy to our world’s forests, destroying thousands of acres of trees.. We know that trees are essential for continued life on this planet. We love their beauty. We breathe in the oxygen they provide. We sit in their…

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…

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