July 1, 2021

More and more people these days are learning to love poetry. Poets tell their stories by painting a series of vivid pictures with words. They stir our souls, our memories, our imaginations, challenging us to new thoughts and ideas. This past week, I bought Sylvia Fiorita Smith‘s new and first poetry book. I value Sylvia…

The Love at Home is Holy
June 6, 2021

This week, our tears pour forth for the pain of our First Nations brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, relatives and friends. This horror has happened over and over in the history of our world. As human beings we are capable of great beauty and wonder, and terrible violence and pain. Today I offer you…

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 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…

The Love at Home is Holy
February 23, 2021

Rev. Nancy Wilson, minister at Keene United Church, emails a reflection to our congregation every day. It’s a wonderful way to help us all feel connected and to nurture our faith. A few weeks ago, she called us to look at the places we consider to be sacred in our lives. Today, I’m sharing Nancy’s…

An Ancient tradition - A precious gift.
February 11, 2021

The other day, my friend informed me on the phone that she has sent valentine’s to all her grandchildren via Canada Post. My first thought was, why didn’t I think of that. I love receiving snail mail. Even though most often all I find waiting in my mailbox are flyers and advertisements, Tom or I…

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