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…

Words Matter!

A few years back, at the annual meeting of Maritime Conference, there was an Open Space Technology session one afternoon. For those of you who don’t know what that was, and I hadn’t heard of before either, it is a way of meeting without an initial agenda, the agenda is created by whomever is present.…

Take Heart

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to…