Friday Five: Holy Week Survival Kit

Five things that I am doing to survive Holy Week! First of all, many people in our churches have no  idea that Lent/Easter is a much more demanding season than Advent Christmas. I didn’t either until my first year of ministry… why that wasn’t covered in my education and training I have no idea! I…

The Time Has Come

The time has come… for all the students who walked out of school to protest easy access to guns…The time has come that Stephen Hawking is once again stardust… The time has come…. winter is loosening its hold on the earth. Some very hardy gardeners are outside again, helping to prepare the way for the…

Go Towards the Light!

Sometimes I wonder how I ever wrote a sermon without Google. I have often wondered why people at football games held up signs that said John 3:16. Then I suddenly realized, “Google probably knows!” And sure enough, this is what I found out on Wikipedia: It started with a man by the name of Rollen Stewart,…

Friday Five – Favourite Things!

It’s Friday Five time with the RevGalBlogPals and today’s question is about favourite things. I chose to go with one for each of the senses, even then it was very hard to pick just one in every category. Favourite Sight – The ocean, for some reason, as soon as I get near the ocean, my breath…

Covenant & Cross  

Many years ago, when I started wearing a cross, perhaps at my confirmation at the age of 35, one of my brothers-in-law asked me why I would wear a Roman instrument of torture and death around my neck. I have to say that I had never thought of a cross in quite that manner and…

Interim Ministry is like Weight Watchers!

You know, you start off with enthusiasm, will power and good intentions. You make some progress, you’re feeling better, you have a little bit more spring in your step, it’s easier climbing a flight of stairs, you’re sleeping better. You are confident that with help and persistence you will reach your goal. And then suddenly…