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…

March 30, 2020

In one of last weeks’ reflections in the United Church’s Lenten study booklet, I was reminded of an important detail of the story of the Israelites escape from slavery in Egypt. When the Pharaoh had totally turned against the Israelites, when death had travelled through the land killing the first born of everything, when they…

March 22, 2020

Today, I offer you the wisdom of the Bible found in Jeremiah 29:11. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  NIV When my first marriage disintegrated over twenty-five years ago, I felt as if my world…

March 18, 2020

Easter is Coming!!!! Suddenly every newscast feels personal. Covid 19 is impacting my life and yours. It’s not news that is happening to someone else somewhere else in the world. There are empty shelves in my local grocery store. My grandchildren have three weeks off school. My trip to Vancouver is cancelled. My province is…

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