Prayer in Community
June 1st, 2020
They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of breadand the prayers. Acts 2:42Apart from the Psalms, Acts has more verses with “pray” or some version of “...
Prayer in Solitude
May 11th, 2020
“...whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Jesus (Matthew 6:6)I grew up seeing my parent...
Generosity During Covid-19
April 16th, 2020
When I arrived at the church the other day I found gifts on the front steps. Someone had left, on our front steps, bags of clothing, toys, artwork (I don't know what all is in those bags) to give to w...
Zooming In, Zooming Out
March 30th, 2020
Zooming In, Zooming OutIn these unprecedented and uncertain times many people are writing about their perspective or tjheir understanding or their derived meaning from the covid-19 global pandemic. It...
December 22nd, 2019
When we fall in love, or share in a deep friendship, what each values is just this uniqueness, this otherness that is both similar and complimentary yet distinct. The lover's "I love you because you a...
December 17th, 2019
Advent does not lead to nervous tension stemming from expectation of something spectacular about to happen. On the contrary, it leads to a growing inner stillness and joy allowing me to realize that h...
December 7th, 2019
Peace has come to mean the time when there aren't any wars or even any major wars. Beggars can't be choosers; we'd most of us settle for that. But in Hebrew peace, shalom, means fullness, means havi...
December 1st, 2019
HOPEOur mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of HOPE –not the prudent gates of Optimism, which are somewhat narrower,not the stalwart boring gates of Common Sense,nor the strident gates of self-...
The Times In Which We Live
November 26th, 2019
An Article for the Riverview Reflector winter issueI’m sitting in our kitchen nook at home typing on my computer. We live 11 km south of Winnipeg on the 2nd floor of our straw-bale barn-looking house....
Grace Escape 2019 - Love Your Enemies
October 9th, 2019
Thirty people were at our Grace Escape Retreat this past weekend. We enjoyed good fellowship and conversation even with the steady soft rain falling around us. We were thrilled that Irma & Cameron McK...
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...