Threatened With Resurrection

Crashing sorrow, unimaginable pain, incredulous disbelief, unbelievable joy. That is what I imagine Mary is feeling that first Easter morning. In all four Gospels, it is the women who stay at the cross and come to the tomb. Mary Magdalene gets special mention: she had stood, faithfully, lovingly and agonizingly, at the crucifixion. After the…

Love Poured Out

A monologue as Mary.

Friday Five – Taking the Fifth!

It’s been a while since I’ve played the Friday Five! It used to be a RevGalBlogPals weekly blog post, so would come to my inbox, but now it’s only posted on their Facebook page and I don’t always see it. However, I did see it today and I’m going to play along! 1) name something dear…

Prayers Kneaded into Bread Communion Liturgy

A week ago, we kneaded prayers into bread dough. (Thanks to John Pentland for that idea) I took the dough home and baked it.   Yesterday, we celebrated communion using that bread. I wrote a simple communion liturgy to go along with it. The Sacrament of Holy Communion The Invitation Passing of the Peace The…

Safe Home

On Tuesday, I shared these words with the Study Group, “I think most of you know that I ran away from home when I was 14.” From their shocked faces, I realized I hadn’t told them! And for the rest of you who are as shocked as they were, I’ll give you a minute or…

Looking for Fruit in All the Wrong Places…

Have you ever taken a drive through your neighbourhood or someone else’s neighbourhood on garbage night? Are you amazed at the things that people throw away? Are you amazed how people will stop and pick stuff up? I remember about 10 years ago in Halifax… I moved from one building to another just across the…

Treasuring Safety

“If you knew all that I knew, my poor Jerusalem, you’d see the truth, but you close your eyes, but you close your eyes. That’s from Jesus Christ Superstar. I listened to it so often as a teenager and young adult that I think I can sing it from start to finish! Those words have…