His Voice Rings Out Strong

When Jesus said to Peter.Let down your nets once more.He must have been disheartened,For he’d just come ashore.The nets had come up empty,Though he had laboured long.He put his trust in Jesus,His voice rang out so strong. The other fishers followed,And much to their surprise.The nets were overflowing,They scarce believed their eyes.They fell down in…

Don’t Go Away Grieving

What are you attached to? Do you have any ‘guilty’ attachments? Sea salt and caramel ice cream at midnight when nobody is watching? A cigarette now and again in secret? Facebook? Perhaps some on-line shopping? What about healthy attachments? What are yours? Family? Although that is not always healthy… there is a saying, “Each family…

Follow the Light

The reading was interspersed with my reflection. At the end of my reflection, I offered ‘starwords’ to everyone. A word to carry them through the coming year. Thanks to Marci Glass for the idea. Eternal God, in our struggle to hear your Word, O God, bless even our doubts, our wonderings, our wanderings, our soul-struggles, life’s deep…

Give Up My Day Job?

Our scriptures are full of stories of God and Jesus calling people. Last week you heard part of my call story. This week we have two call stories: The story of Jonah and his reluctant response to God’s call. And also the story of Jesus calling Andrew and Simon, James and John. When I read these stories, I am…