July 20, 2024

  Image by lisa runnels from Pixabay “You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”                Everywhere I turn this week, I have been met with the thought “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” – at choir practice, in my devotions, the birds, my flowers, a small family gathering. What a great message to hear over and over. This past…

June 24, 2024

  Photo by Rajiv Perera on Unsplash   A letter from God? I think so.  Sometimes we question why we go to church. After all, most of the world seems to think we’re wasting our time. In the craziness of today’s world Sunday still offers the idea of rest and it seems like that’s the only “day off”…

June 18, 2024

Image by Hai Nguyen from Pixabay Today the sky is blue. I think the word is cerulean. I looked it up, but it didn’t help. The sky is blue, so blue, truly blue. After driving home last night in heavy rain and wind, this beautiful blue stretches my ability to describe. The lake reflects that same blue. The…

June 6, 2024

  Flowers on a Stick Always I have thought of flowers on a stick as artificial, often made of silk. Real flowers come on stems with leaves. Orchids have taught me yet again that things are not always what they seem on the outside. Two years ago the first orchid entered our home as a…

June 3, 2024

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay   There Is Hope! It’s Spring. Yay! Time to plant my flowers. I love gardening. In Dunsford, we had many big flower gardens. They were so beautiful. Of course, I was younger back then and full of energy and surrounded by little grandchildren who came to help dig and plant and water….

May 13, 2024

Dance With The Spirit! Christians call this coming Sunday, Pentecost Sunday. According to the Bible story as written in Acts 2, this Sunday helps us to remember that on this day God gave the Holy Spirit to all people. Before that time the people believed that God gave the gift of the Spirit only to…

April 25, 2024

Last Saturday morning at the annual meeting of the East-Central Ontario Regional Council (ECORC) of the United Church, our day was started by Dorothy Taylor, an Elder of the White Porcupine clan of Curve Lake First Nation. Wearing just a taste of the beautiful beadwork that spoke of her First Nations ancestry, Dorothy greeted us…

March 29, 2024

This morning Tom and I attended “Good Friday” worship service at our church. But what exactly is “good” about this day? As Reverend Cathy led us through the violent and painful story of Jesus’ arrest, interrogation and crucifixion. Singing t he hymn “Were you there?” and hearing current readings helped us make made the connections…

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