January 9, 2021

Links Finally I have the link to the requested recording of my book launch for Breakthrough Moments. To see it on Keene United Church website  https://youtu.be/wi8jvgzkGrI     If you would like to go directly to my youtube channel the address is longer but there are other of my video’s to see I am now working…

January 2, 2021

2021 is starting with some 2020 leftovers still hanging on. Even with at least two vaccines Covid 19 looms large in our minds, especially in locked down Ontario. I offer us all the words of King George VI from his Christmas radio message to the British Commonwealth in 1939. He quoted from the poem “God…

January 1, 2021

New Year’s Day, New Year’s Day I associate in my mind with memories and resolutions, the past and the future. Covid 19 has changed that. I’m feeling the past still with us. No number of New Year’s resolutions will change the future. How depressing! What can I do to change my attitude? “Finally, brothers and…

December 24, 2020

A few weeks ago, a friend asked me to explain the Trinity – Creator, Jesus, Holy Spirit. Since Christian theologians have been trying to do just that for centuries I could only give her my ideas. I started with an apple to illustrate. “Who we call Creator or God or Father/Mother/parent is like the skin…

December 21, 2020

Welcome to my Christmas Newsletter.          Just three more days and we’ll be heading off to Christmas Eve services mostly on zoom or youtube. It’s not what we want, but what is. This is the season of love. Our love for the world, our country, our family, and even ourselves calls us to comply with…

December 17, 2020

This Sunday is Advent Four. Christmas is coming in spite of Covid 19. One Christmas tradition I love is the decorations – lights, nativity, Christmas trees, villages and so much more. I chuckle when I think how little we claim our Christianity. Our society pretends to be Christian every year. As we decorate our homes…

December 10, 2020

Riley Loves to Laugh. Do we?            For me, December means the stress of shopping expeditions, Christmas parties, family gatherings, extra church services. This year, the Covid 19 protocol says, “Stay home!” Will that bring relief? No. I actually love the gift-giving, the parties, and having the family come home. I…

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…

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