Genesis 1  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. The barbeque has been tied to the deck,…

Shiny, Happy People

Leviticus 8 – The Rites of Ordination The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, the vestments, the anointing oil, the bull of sin offering, the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread; 3 and assemble the whole congregation at the entrance of the tent of meeting. Look…

Sabbatical

“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven… a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;” (Ecclesiastes 3) The first week of my sabbatical has come to an end; I spent much of this first week trying to enter into sabbatical time, which…

Hiking and Stained Glass and Live TV: Oh My!

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall…

Love Your Visitors!

I am out of town on Study Leave, in fact, on the other side of the country, and so took advantage of the opportunity to worship instead of lead worship last Sunday. I chose the church partly because of what I discovered on their website, which indicated an active, outward looking congregation. The music was…

Friday Five: Random!

1. What’s the weather like where you are? 0 Celsius or 32 Farenhheit. Overcast and light snow.  2. What is your dream vacation spot and/or activity? Anywhere next to the water. We enjoyed  great week in Cuba last winter, contemplating Newfoundland this summer.  3. What book are you currently reading? (Just pick one. I know how…

Hello Wall; It’s Been A While

Hello wall, it’s been a while since I have seen you up close and personal. I am an Intentional Interim Minister, working on specific goals with the two congregations in a Pastoral Charge and loving it. This fall, I have been so focused on completing a report that goes to the congregation next weekend, along…