Advent Word – Focus

I parked further away from the front door today than I usually do. I didn’t arrive until late morning and so there were other cars already parked. Tonight, when I was getting in my car to go home shortly after 5 pm, I noticed the shadow the wreath in the window was making on the…

Advent Word – Watch

I love that I live close enough to my grandchildren to watch them grow up. This is Lucy, my youngest, I took her shopping a Christmas concert dress tonight. 7 stores, 23 dresses and came home empty-handed. I forgot I should have taken her a month ago.

Advent Word – Journey

It’s only the second day of Advent and already I have failed at my photography practice! Yesterday’s word was journey; not all journeys are physical, although the one I took to Victoria to visit my friend Liz was. Her journey with ALS took her to places that she hadn’t anticipated. She touched so many lives…

Actively Waiting for Peace

The people who walked in darkness, have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined… Those words, from the prophet Isaiah, are the very first words that I spoke as a worship leader, about 25 years ago. It was Christmas Eve, and the confirmation class…

Friday Five – Shifting Gears

1) What kind of car are you driving, and does it shift for you, or do you shift manually? I drive a red Kia Soul! I shift manually… partly because I am a control freak… partly because my commute takes me into a different weather system, and one of my churches is on a twisty road,…

How Do We Live Hope?

  Serving… walking… performed… casting… burned… prayed… realized… going… filled… turn… follow… prepare… telling… wondered… came out… making signs… give… went back… avoided… have lived… go out… gave birth… shared… able… shouted… spread… wondered… became… restored… sang. Anyone have an idea of what all those words had in common? They are all verbs! Action words!…