Genesis 1  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. The barbeque has been tied to the deck,…

What Is Our Purpose?

Tune: Breathe On Me Breath of God – Trentham What is our purpose God? What would you have us do? Proclaim the word and heal the sick. And fill us with promise true. What is our purpose God? Help us to trust in you. Help us to live as Jesus lived. Love God and neighbour…

My Week with an Agnostic

I am sure most people have had the experience of feeling immediately connected to someone and it was that way with Liz and me. While she had moved to Victoria not long after we met, we kept in touch through Facebook; as an insomniac, Liz would often be on-line when I got up and we…

Friday Five: Lenten Disciplines

Over at RevGals it’s Friday Five time again! This time about seasonal disciplines. Are you giving up, or taking on? Some combination thereof? Something of both. I created a word a day creative response list, you can check it out here. I am also taking on healthy eating.  Fasting? What does that look like for you? I…

Friday Five: The Musical!

Musical Friday Five! What is your favorite pre-1950 hymn? Jesus Love Me. While I remember it from my childhood, it is a memory from my internship in 2002 that makes it stand out for me. I was visiting the nursing home and one of the men, who had severe dementia, that the only thing he…

Friday Five – Advent

Advent Traditions – For many years, I dreamed of a the perfectly decorated home, with presents wrapped under the tree, a perfectly cleaned house and lots of time for baking and soaking up the season. The reality is, I have scaled back my expectations. But here are five that are central to my enjoyment and…