“As the cruiser lights flashed blue and red, I pulled over. Deep inside, I sensed my smug self-righteousness ebbing away, exposing a hollow anxiety. The worst part was wondering where I could have gone wrong, accompanied by a fear of undetected errors, hidden only from myself. I had tried so hard to do everything right,Continue reading “Long Weekends, Cottage Traffic, and Family Memories: Who Can Detect Their Errors? Not Me, Apparently.”
Online Spoken Word St. Paul’s United Church, Bowmanville Ontario Canada Becoming the Stories We Tell: A Message of National Identity, Hope and Healing in Honour of Canada Day, 2021. Scripture Passage: Mark 6: 1 – 13 (TIB) After leaving there, Jesus came into his own town, followed by the disciples. When the Sabbath came, heContinue reading “Sunday Solace from the Podium: Sunday Morning Message for July 5, 2021”
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
A natural heart will serve, but only a repentant heart, broken by Christ, a renewed heart, baptized by the Spirit, and a responsive heart crumpled by God’s purpose becomes a sacrament of it’s message.
Have we offered our lives as a sacrament to become broken bread and poured out wine for God’s kingdom work?
She looked on the bright side and said, “Well, you can always put on your checkered pyjama pants and that old sweater. At least then you can go around town getting discounts.”
Now, that’s wisdom.
A two-minute daily Lenten series with wisdom from Oswald Chambers’ 1935 devotional: My Utmost for His Highest