August 31st, 2019
Here we are now in Ordinary Time – the season after Pentecost – and I’ve not written since Lent. It has been difficult for me to write beyond Lent when I am still personally in the space of asking, “H...
LENT - Fasting & Feasting
March 19th, 2019
What does Lent me for you? Are you observing it in some way?Lent can be a time of both fasting and feasting. Fasting from things that stand in our way of being more Christ-like and feasting on those t...
I Can Cook Eggs
February 26th, 2019
He approached me in passing after worship one Sunday morning and said, “I was looking at the grill in the church kitchen the other day and, remembering my days as a short-order cook, thought to myself...
February 8th, 2019
An article for the Riverview Reflector's Spring issue:Change is part of life. That’s not new news. As long as I am alive, moving and breathing on my own I expect I will continue to change. I will chan...
January 6 - EPIPHANY
January 4th, 2019
Four weeks of Advent, 11 days of Christmas and now Epiphany – the 12th and final day of the Christmas season. Advent recognizes our longing and yearning for God. Christmas celebrates Emmanuel – God wi...
EMMANUEL - GOD With Us
December 25th, 2018
For 4 weeks we have been preparing, waiting, anticipating. Now it is Christmas! Advent, like Mary’s pregnancy, gave time for anticipation to grow within us as we waited for the birth of Jesus. God in ...
Let There Be Light
December 17th, 2018
An article for the Riverview Reflector December, 2018 issue:My grandson Julian will be 7 years old just after Christmas. Lately, when I’ve said in front of him that he is 6 ½ he corrects me immediatel...
December 2nd, 2018
Advent is an exciting, magical time of the year. My grandson keeps checking in with me about the status of my Christmas shopping. Together we’ve talked about and researched (even read reviews about) h...
Reign of Christ
November 27th, 2018
Reign of Christ SundayThis Sunday past was the final Sunday of the Western Church’s calendar year. The day affirms and celebrates Jesus Christ as King or Ruler of the universe. The emphasis is on the ...
Ordinary Time – Being Church in the World
October 13th, 2018
From Wilma Wiens......
Church in the World
October 2nd, 2018
On Sunday we heard from Scott Gerbrandt who is the director for A Rocha MB. A Rocha is a Christian community bringing hope through care of people and place. In Winnipeg and the Boreal Ecology Centre t...