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!…

Don’t Wait!

I was listening to a Ted Talk on my way to the church early last week. TED is a nonpartisan non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global…

Where Do We Find Hope?

Where do we find hope? What does it mean to be hope-filled people of faith? What does this ancient story have to say to our current reality? Today we heard the first part of the second chapter of Luke, in the coming weeks we will hear the rest of the story. This week we find…

Sacred Stories

Tune – Come and Find the Quiet Centre – Beach Spring or many 8787D tunes. Sacred stories, shared with others, form a faith that’s strong and true Sacred places, etched with meaning, bringing hope and joy anew. Sacred memories, sacred future, sacred present, here and now. Sacred knowing, sacred being, Sacred living be our vow.…

Candle Light, Sacred Light

Advent Hymn – Candle Light, Sacred Light – Tune – Silent Night Candle light, sacred light. Mystery flames, burning bright We are waiting for Jesus’ new birth. Shine his hope over all of the earth. Thanks for the gift of hope, thanks for the gift of hope. Candle light, sacred light. Mystery flames, burning bright…

Advent Photo A Day: Mend

Not everything that is broken can be mended. These two stars words that we will be giving out on Christmas Eve can’t be fixed. You’d think that a minister could at least spell gospel correctly! But no, not content with misspelling it once, I did it twice! This mistake is evident, but that is not…