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
Just recently my pastor asked me, and several others, to participate in recording videos for 21 days of Health Hacks — videos that would go on our church’s website and FaceBook page to encourage people who needed hope. I haven’t done mine yet, mostly because my lips have not calmed down yet from an overabundance … More To Your Health
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
This week is Passion Week. Many this week will follow Jesus in the scriptures, on his path to Golgotha. Feeling Judas’ betrayal. Hearing the screaming mob. Watching the judging, the beating, the scattered friends and disciples, the suicide of the betrayer. Witnessing the tears of the fearful friend. How shocking it was to those who … More The Remedy