October 5, 2023

Thanksgiving is coming. In Canada, we connect our Thanksgiving celebrations to the big family feast. That’s good fun, but for me, the best part is being surrounded by people I love: family and friends. Over the years, loving people have brought God’s love to me in abundance. I am grateful. We human beings need that…

January 11, 2023

Holy Memories Over the holidays, our friends gave us a most precious gift that is still bringing smiles to both our faces. Nineteen years ago, Nancy used her new video camera to record our wedding. On a tiny cassette, this treasure played only on her camera. She recently digitized all her old cassettes for her…

December 30, 2021

Making Memories Ever since my daughter became a mother she has valued making memories. Long before “being in the moment “ became fashionable, I remember her saying, “This day is special. The kids will remember this.” It didn’t seem to matter whether we were on a trip to the zoo or tobogganing down the little…

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…

September 24, 2020

    When I was the minister at Pontypool and Bethany United Churches, each summer I conducted “Decoration Day” services at the local cemeteries. Local and returning families gathered at the cemetery to “pay their respects” at the graves of their loved ones. During the week prior, or that Sunday, they would plant or bring…

June 17, 2020

In today’s world we are obsessed with capturing our life in photos. Our cell phones allow us to record every moment. Sometimes we risk our lives to create special selfies in unusual places or situations. We post it all for the world to see on Facebook, Snapchat and a host of other social media. At…

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