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Originally posted on Martha Spong:
My God When we read the news Morning or night There is Always more More cruelty More devastation More prejudice More suffering Siempre más My God We wonder where to start How to keep going Listen to Jesus And it is clear By speaking truth Gathering strength Sharing resources Offering…

There Is a Crack…

How many of you can complete my title sentence? It’s from a Leonard Cohen piece called Anthem, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” The universe cracked open billions of years ago to let the light out. Just as we heard in our reading from Genesis, God said, “Let there…

Roasted Carrots with Bacon & Onions

Inspired by this recipe. Ingredients  4 strips of bacon I small onion 1 pound carrots Salt Pepper Method Heat oven to 425 degrees. Wash or peel carrots and cut into sticks about 3 inches long and then quartered, set aside. Chop onion and set aside. Fry bacon until almost crisp, remove from pan and crumble.…

How Many Times?

It’s apparent that the early church struggled with forgiveness. And we hear of Jesus instructions to Peter to forgive… not just seven times, but seventy seven times! Well Peter doesn’t much like that answer and he appeals to a higher power… he writes God a letter! Listen to Peter’s words: Dear God, I know it’s…

We Are the Light

Tune: Sine Nomine We are the light; we shine both near and far. We are the dust, expanding distant stars. We seek to be, God’s light throughout the earth. Let’s shine our light, let’s shine our light. We are the salt, we season life anew. We save and restore, we bless and we renew. We…

You Are Loved and You Matter

On my way in to the church on Thursday I listened to an interview with Mitch Albom, the man who wrote Tuesdays with Morrie. It’s the 20th anniversary of the book. For those of you who might not be familiar with it, Tuesdays with Morrie is the final lesson between a college professor, Morrie, and one…

Cherry Grunt

Nova Scotia has had an ABUNDANCE of cherries this year! We get ours in our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) through Taproot Farms and they are the sweetest, juiciest cherries I have had. I have eaten all of them as snacks this summer. But if you have some and you aren’t going to get them all…