What’s Up With the Bible?

As you can see on the communion table, we have a variety of Bibles. How many of you read the Bible regularly? Do you find it easy to understand? Do you place equal value on all parts of it? Do you read it literally? Or is it a collection of books filled with inspired stories? Stories of how ancient people sought…

Love, Poured Out

I am yet another one of those unnamed women in Holy Scripture… Women who played significant parts in our holy stories… but not thought important enough to be named… You people get angry if your name is misspelled in your papers… imagine not being named at all… just ‘a woman…’ Some scholars have thought I was Mary of…

What Is A Christian Family?

  It is Mother’s Day in the secular world, although in the United Church this day is Christian family Sunday. A day when we celebrate not only mothers and fathers but take a look at what it means to be sisters and brothers in Christ. Two years ago this week I was at Bedford United Church…

The Power of Love

  Sometimes I wonder how I ever wrote a sermon without Google. I have often wondered why people at football games held up signs that said John 3:16. Then I suddenly realized, “Google probably knows!” And sure enough, this is what I found out on Wikipedia, It started with a man by the name of Rollen Stewart, also…

Covenant Love

Tune – Deep in Our Hearts Covenant love, you are the word that stirs us Covenant love, you cast out all our fears. Covenant love, you never will forsake us Promise and purpose will blossom here. (C) Catherine MacDonald

Advent Photo A Day: Proclaim

This is my granddaughter’s favourite stuffed animal… you know the one that she can’t sleep without. His name is Nanas… which would make you think it’s a grandmother figure, but no, he’s a boy and he called that because he loves bananas. He used to wear a dress, but he doesn’t anymore, I am not…

Friday Five – Lucky 13!

It’s Random Friday Five over at RevGals.   1.  Folklore has it that 13 is unlucky.  Some rabble rousers think that 13 is lucky.  Do you have a lucky number, lucky “thing”, lucky anything that goes wherever you go? I have a ‘lucky’ button that it usually in the pocket of my robe when I am…