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…

Blessings & Woes – Part 1

Have you ever listened or read that list of those who are blessed and think, “Really God? Blessed?” And so I have been pondering how the word blessings and what being blessed means all week. I used to end my emails with ‘Blessings.’ We say that something is a blessing to us. We say ‘Bless…

Going Deep!

The reading this morning from Luke follows the account Jesus preaching in his hometown and the people wanting to drive him off a cliff! Jesus acts as if he knows the fishermen, borrowing a boat as his platform for teaching. He teaches the crowd and the tired fisherman. Let’s listen, as the story unfolds in Luke 5:…