How Many Times?

It’s apparent that the early church struggled with forgiveness. And we hear of Jesus instructions to Peter to forgive… not just seven times, but seventy seven times! Well Peter doesn’t much like that answer and he appeals to a higher power… he writes God a letter! Listen to Peter’s words: Dear God, I know it’s…

We Are the Light

Tune: Sine Nomine We are the light; we shine both near and far. We are the dust, expanding distant stars. We seek to be, God’s light throughout the earth. Let’s shine our light, let’s shine our light. We are the salt, we season life anew. We save and restore, we bless and we renew. We…

You Are Loved and You Matter

On my way in to the church on Thursday I listened to an interview with Mitch Albom, the man who wrote Tuesdays with Morrie. It’s the 20th anniversary of the book. For those of you who might not be familiar with it, Tuesdays with Morrie is the final lesson between a college professor, Morrie, and one…

Cherry Grunt

Nova Scotia has had an ABUNDANCE of cherries this year! We get ours in our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) through Taproot Farms and they are the sweetest, juiciest cherries I have had. I have eaten all of them as snacks this summer. But if you have some and you aren’t going to get them all…

Families and How to Survive Them

Love. Hate. Alcoholism. Abuse. Neglect. Persistence. Poverty The Glass Castle has it all… But ultimately, I think it is a story about redemption. The Glass Castle, which is based on a true story, was written by Jeannette Walls, one of the central characters, and her family. The movie opens with Jeanette, living a glamourous life…

We Sing to You, Thanksgiving

We sing to you thanksgiving We sing it loud and clear We sing it when we’re lonely We sing to keep you near. We sing becoming faithful We sing becoming strong We sing throughout the ages We’re singing to belong When children light the candle When youth proclaim their faith When strangers find a welcome…