This week I’ve thought a lot about how we respond to our own need for help. About the way we either look for, expect, and hope for help during times of need, or refuse to look, expect, or hope at all! About how we sometimes, or maybe more often than sometimes, resent needing help. Both … More Help!
The beginning of the Christmas story, in my thinking, anyway, has always been the Annunciation. An angel named Gabriel appeared to young Mary, telling her, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women!’ The Bible doesn’t use exclamation points in this conversation, but I hear it with … More “And one more thing, Mary…”
I read a blog post some time ago written by CNN contributor L.Z. Granderson. It was very touching and thought provoking. Even though I felt his belief system disregarded basic salvation truths, I enjoyed it, and it made me think about why I believe what I believe. My earliest memories are steeped in faith. Memories … More Why I Believe In God
Have you ever wondered, “Seriously, what’s my problem?” At some time, for some reason, maybe you have questioned why you act or react in a certain way, and do it over and over again. Or maybe you have wondered where your joy went, or your passion, and why it left. You used to be much … More Am I Enough?
So, in my dream, I was hosting several young children, friends of my daughter, and was trying to get them all settled for the night when I realized it was Christmas Eve. Horror hit me when I remembered that the next day I would be hosting my extended family for dinner. And I had not … More Readiness
In the past few days here in Southern Ontario, we have welcomed the late but long-awaited arrival of Spring. Not Official Spring, which came back in April, but the “verdant-trees-on-Louise-Ave., rainbow of bright daffodils and tulips around every corner, relaxed-patio-lunches” kind of Spring that we longed for. Real Spring. We called it Spring weeks ago, … More The Heart Believes
Is it just me, or do you also feel like we are in such a time of flux that our foundations are being shaken, almost to the point of being shattered? I’m talking about almost every foundation that civilized life has been built on. Family, church, community, education, economics, politics, all seem to be undergoing … More Foundations