Take Heart

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to…

Shaped by Courage

Prayer, courage, being shaped by God our mutual responsibility as people in Christian community with each other ran through my head this week as I pondered this week’s readings. The impact they have on each other and their interaction with each other. And so I invite you to join me in a moment of prayer.…

Courage for Resurrection

The seeds of my reflection this morning were sown by an article entitled An Upside Down Easter Meditation by Parker Palmer. You can find it here. I attended the funeral of a young woman Thursday afternoon, a good friend of my daughter-in-law and my oldest granddaughter’s godmother. Beth was 39 when she died… she had had breast…

Snakes and Ladders

  When you think of the Adam and Eve story, what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Did you notice that there is not a single mention of an apple? And yet, I bet that image is imbedded in our minds. Whether or not we believe that the story of Adam and Eve in…

Women of Courage

Good morning… I am Pharaoh’s daughter. Did you notice that, in the Bible, I don’t have a name? My father doesn’t have a name in the Bible, either, and this means that modern scholars don’t know just when this story happened. They think they are close, but aren’t really sure. A name means so much in so many ways.…

Have You Come to Destroy Us?

  As I said earlier, today marks the beginning of the United Nations Interfaith Harmony Week. I am part of the Planning Team for the events and services in Halifax and I encourage you to check out one or more of them out. This afternoon is the multi-faith celebration at Mount St. Vincent University. And throughout the week,…