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Reflection: September 23

         I’m sometimes asked how we choose Scripture readings for Sunday morning.  Some of you may know that we follow a 3-year cycle that was decided by denominations from around the world some time ago.  Later it was revised and is now known as the Revised Common Lectionary, the word having to do with reading.  read on

Reflection: September 16

One of the sayings I learned as a young lad was “Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!”  I learned it from my mom as well as at school.  A more biblical saying might be the one about taking the mote out of our eyes and then only will you be able to see the read on

Reflection: September 9

         We were in Humboldt, SK, this past summer, visiting a close family friend who is going through a difficult time.  It’s not at all related to the crash and the deaths of members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team; he just moved there a couple of months ago and is going through an acrimonious read on

Reflection: September 2

Sermon Title: From Inside Out   Scriptures: Song of Songs 2:8-13; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Some of you heard me say last Sunday: “the Bible is happening now.” Here in Nelson, we are coming to the end of Pride Week. The lectionary readings for today include a poem from the Song of Solomon celebrating love. The read on

Reflection: August 26

Sermon Title: Finding Our Way within God’s Word Scriptures: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; John 6:56-69 As a newly divorced single parent, I trained to become a qualified swim instructor.  My familiar way of life as a stay-at-home mom was no longer an option. On my first day of teaching, I was nervous. When I confessed my read on

Reflection: August 19

         As we know, communication is everything.  It was one of the first things that human beings learned that enabled our ancestors to form communities and begin what we now call a culture.  Communication in today’s world is complex and difficult.          As complex and difficult as it might be, there are people who can read on

Reflection: August 12

         This past June, James Hoggan spoke here in Nelson.  He was part of the Convergence Writers’ Weekend hosted by Wide Spot in Silverton. Donna Macdonald also spoke at the weekend event; the theme was “Keeping a Civil Tongue,” very apropos in this day and age when public discourse can be so rancorous.          James Hoggan read on

Reflection: August 5

Scripture: John 6:1-24         It’s always interesting to me to learn how words take on different meanings from the original definition.  Every generation creates its own language and many of the words that were everyday, common words would be given a new meaning. When I was young, we talked about being “cool” read on

Reflection: July 29

         A couple of years ago, Janet and I went to a continuing education event in Osoyoos; it was at the Spirit Ridge Resort… you know, the Nk’Mip winery. It was a lovely week and it was focused on clergy self-care with significant others.  It was partly focused around a new psychological test aimed at helping read on

Reflection: July 22

         Time is an elusive thing. It’s hard to understand time.  I studied a bit of Einstein’s theory of relativity years ago in university and still don’t understand time, only that it is relative because we are all moving in some fashion.  The space-time continuum, a phrase that we heard a lot during the Star Trek: read on