The Pull of Light

Did Jesusfeel this wayas the end of dayWhen he sat downAnd reflectedOn how many peopleHe healedHow many peoplehe taughtHow many peopleHe demonstrated God’s love? Did he onlynotice the striving?Did he onlysee what wasstill left to do?Or was he awareof your presenceall around him? Today was and is many things:The fear of violenceThe sweetness of cheesecakeOn…

Being a Neighbour: So Simple, So Hard

I belong to a Buy Nothing group on Facebook, my area is Eastern Passage, Shearwater and Cole Harbour and I can’t belong to a group that exists outside of my own neighbourhood. From the website: The Buy Nothing Project was founded in 2013 with the mission to build community by connecting people through hyperlocal gifting,…

Turning Point

Do you know if you are an introvert or an extravert? The primary different between those two types of people is where they get their energy. Extraverts get energy from being around people and feel drained by themselves. Introverts feel drained by being around people for too long and recharge by being alone. It has…

PIE and a Cup of Water

Has anyone been lonely, especially these last two years when we have been so socially isolated? Or lonely, feeling out of step with family and friends? Because you don’t have to be alone to feel lonely. . Loneliness has long been recognized as being bad for a person’s mental health, but research is now showing…

Ordinary Days

In The Writing Life, Annie Dillard reminds us of something that is at once obvious and shocking: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

Loving God’s World

I wrote this hymn this week; it’s for the theme my church is exploring this Lent and in response to the events unfolding in Ukraine. The photo is notes at one of the vaccination clinics this past summer.

His Voice Rings Out Strong

When Jesus said to Peter.Let down your nets once more.He must have been disheartened,For he’d just come ashore.The nets had come up empty,Though he had laboured long.He put his trust in Jesus,His voice rang out so strong. The other fishers followed,And much to their surprise.The nets were overflowing,They scarce believed their eyes.They fell down in…