November 29, 2022

When I was a toddler, my mom taught me to say please and thank you. When I learned to read and write, my mom encouraged me to write thank you notes for all gifts I received. She said, “Name the gift. Tell your grandma, auntie, friend how you might use it. It’s not that auntie…

November 25, 2022

Shock! Sadness! Lament! Even the Flowers Are Crying! Prayer! This past week a tragic accident happened. A family from Keene United Church were almost all wiped out. Jon, Stephanie and teenage son, Riddick, died in the crash. Only their daughter, Rowghan, also a teen, has survived. She is at Sick Kids hospital with multiple injuries….

November 22, 2022

Just a quick note to tell all of you that I will have a table at the Peterborough Regional Farmer’s Market, this coming Saturday November 26th from 8am to 1pm. This is my first appearance at the market as a seller. As a buyer, I love the Peterborough Market. For me it’s important to shop…

November 11, 2022

               This beautiful wreath hanging on my front door was made by Anne Crouse. At age ninety, Anne is a wonderful example of living life every day. Her church community is important to her, so she made this wreath for the silent auction at Bridgenorth United. I was blessed…

November 9, 2022

Will Someone Please Volunteer? In today’s world finding volunteers is difficult, especially for leadership positions. Groups are closing down because no one will agree to be president or chair or whatever leader is needed. I’ve had people come to me in tears. “I’ve served as President of our group for twelve years. I’ve learned so…

November 6, 2022

Our Daily Bread magazine led me to reflect on Jesus’ words, “My sheep listen to my voice.” (John 10:27). The following are my thoughts. A Choice – Both Are Good. A Steady Diet – Which One?            Many of us fill our homes with sound. The television or radio are turned on for the morning…

November 2, 2022

Those Church People????               Society has labelled Christians as “Those Church People”. With little understanding of our Sunday morning gatherings people shake their heads and go off to hockey practice or whatever else. We are labelled, considered foolish at best and yet society has expectations. We stand condemned for…

November 1, 2022

Gala Auction This Saturday, I’m going to the Gala Auction at Bridgenorth United Church, our new church family. I talked with Sue who is head of the planning team. What a pleasure to speak with a leader who is so enthusiastic about the event. Her words, “I love the auction and chile lunch. It’s so…

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