Friday Five – Home

It’s Friday Five at RevGals and the question today is  about home. What makes home ‘home?’ Safe home, safe home. May the road be clear. May you miss the storm. May the light be on, And the fire warm. Safe home, safe home, Safe home. These words, which I sang  with the You Gotta Sing Chorus…

Friday Five – Snow Day

It’s Friday Five time again over at Revgals and the question today is what do you do if you have a snow day or unexpected free day? Here in Nova Scotia, we have snow days quite regularly,  but they are not the same as they were 20 years ago. With internet and on-line storage of…

Beloved, Belong, Believing

There are some weeks, perhaps most weeks, where I hardly know where or how to begin my reflection! How do I make ancient words relevant in the very different world we live in? A world that includes racist and ignorant remarks from the president of the United States. A world that includes ever increasing and…

Star Word – Prayer

I used ‘Star Words’ with my congregations once again this year. I am starting my third year of Interim Ministry with them. The word I drew my first year was daring, what a perfect word for the start of interim ministry! You can read about it here. The second year, my word was understanding. That didn’t…

Light, By Another Way

Who has packed away Christmas all the Christmas decorations?  Who keeps their tree and decorations up till Epiphany, which was yesterday? Despite this meme, both dates are human constructs. Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas Day and the Wise Men didn’t show up that night OR 12 days later. I know, it’s shocking and mind blowing…

And Joseph Said Yes!

Last week we heard about Mary and her encounter with the angel Gabriel, and her saying yes to God. This week we hear about Joseph having a similar experience and saying yes to God. When have you said yes to God? Some people, no matter what is offered, their initial response is no. Are you…

And Mary Said Yes!

Well, good morning everyone. My, what a fine gathering! Do you recognize me without my blue shawl? You know me as Mary, although I was more commonly called by my Jewish name, Miriam. And this is the kind of thing I wore most days, not the blue of royalty, although I am honored that I…