The Essential Ingredient

If you prefer to listen to the sermon, click here. Is there anything more welcoming to come home to than the smell of bread baking? That rich aroma that tells you supper is almost ready and not to worry, everything is going to be all right. I love to bake and the ritual of mixing…

Investing in the Neighbourhood

A short monologue from the prophet Jeremiah: People thought I was crazy! Buying a piece of land in the midst of death and destruction! I was in jail! Judah and Jerusalem were under siege, literally and physically. With all of its fear and uncertainty and anxiety. And in the midst of that, what do I…

Longing for Healing

As I pondered my sermon this week, I found myself wondering why on earth I chose the reading I picked. I had three others to chose from… These are not the words of hope and possibility that we long to hear… not just on Sunday morning, but every morning. The prophet Jeremiah’s words are those…

We Make the Road by Walking

A hurricane… the beginning of Intentional Interim Ministry… a federal election called… Those set beside stories from our Bible, I will touch on all of these. In the beginning, God. In the beginning, light. In the beginning, the wind from God swept over the waters of creation, creating life. The winds last week didn’t feel…

Cherry Grunt/Cobbler/Shortcake

I-2 pints of cherries, pitted and sliced 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tsp almond flavouring if desired Pit and roughly chop the berries, place in an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan. Sprinkle them with sugar and almond flavouring if using. Allow them to sit for 1-2 hours, till the juices come out. Biscuits Preheat oven to…

Summer Vegetable & Fruit Salad

This is great when you have a variety of vegetables/fruit in the fridge but it is too hot to think about cooking them. This is what I used: 1 small summer cabbage ½ large apple 2 carrots 1 small onion 1 small head broccoli ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins 2 slices bacon 1. Fry…