Does Jesus Care If You/We Are Baptized?

To continue with the second week of our Jesus Doesn’t Care series, I spent a long time contemplating baptism and pondering: What does the United Church say about baptism? What does it mean to be baptized? What are the reasons people bring their children for baptism if they don’t intend to participate in the life…

Friday Five – Snow Days!

Over at RevGalBlogPals is Friday Five time and the question today is: If you were stuck in your home for three days due to snow, what are five things you would do? Depends on whether or not I have I have power! If I have power, Do some work, if it is a regular work…

Following the Star

As was mentioned in the promotional material, the idea for this series came from a conversation I had with someone in December when I asked her to serve communion one Sunday morning and was told, “But I have jeans on!” My immediate response was, “Jesus doesn’t care!” It got me to thinking about what else…

Friday Five – 11th Day of Christmas

It’s Friday Five over at RevGagBlogPals and today’s prompt is about the 11th day of Christmas. Not having any natural ‘elevens’ in my life, I offer 11 Christmas memories! The year I was six, I think my mother had been in the hospital due to some complications related to pregnancy, and so the tree wasn’t…

Collared!

Today was the first day of a six month experiment in wearing my clergy collar every day. In the United Church of Canada the collar is entirely optional, many of my colleagues don’t even own one. I have been wearing it more and more over the past few years, for a few different reasons: it…

Surely Joy Is In This Place, Help Us Notice!

The title of my reflection is an adaptation of the theme of General Council this summer, which was “Surely God is In This Place, Help Me Notice!” But since we are focusing on joy this week, I changed it… I also changed the ‘Help Me Notice’ to ‘Help Us Notice.’ Because we are a community…