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.

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…

Treasured Temptations

This is the first Sunday in Lent. The first Sunday of our journey to Jerusalem. A time for reflection and contemplation about what it means to be the people of God. In worship over the next 6 Sundays we are going to explore the theme of brokenness and reconciliation: Each of us is created a…

When Bad Things Happen

  A tragedy beyond our comprehension. Seven children, Abdullah, Rana, Hala, Ghala, Mohammed, Rola and Ahmed Barho, gone forever. Their parents shattered, a community devastated and a country in shock. This is a time for us to gather together and, in our case, do what we do best. Pray. We cannot fix this. We cannot…