Feeding the Soul

As I was sitting in my backyard talking to my sister on the phone, I noticed this very large grey bird flying above me and I thought “that’s a weird looking seagull.” Suddenly the reality of what this bird was struck me. I gasped out loud and yelled into the phone, “it’s a Great Blue Heron!!!”... full post »
By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. Let us not become conceited, competing against one another, envying one another. (Gal. 5:22-23, 26 NRSV) PrayerCreator God, there... full post »
In the youth group that I belonged to in 1980’s, some of the favourite topics we used to ponder and discuss were: “How can God be one, yet three persons?” and “How did Cain find a wife, when he was the only human being on the earth besides his parents?” or “Is drinking alcohol really a sin?” One... full post »
In the book, Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom is asked by his childhood rabbi to say his eulogy.  Not knowing him that well anymore, Mitch decides to get to know the rabbi a bit better. On one visit, as they sit together, Mitch sees on a pile of stacked papers a file folder marked with the title “... full post »
What does the future hold for the Church? We are facing great changes in the future. By the Church I mean all of Christendom. As individual denominations we all face different issues, struggles, and challenges. Some denominations will not survive and some congregations will not be here in 10 years... full post »
Psalm 146: "Don't trust leaders; don't trust any human beings - there's no helpwith them!...The person whose help is the God of Jacob - is truly happy! God: the maker of heaven and earth...God: who is faithful forever....God: who gives justice to people who are oppressed and bread to people who are... full post »
Psalm 146: "Don't trust leaders; don't trust any human beings - there's no help with them!...The person whose help is the God of Jacob - is truly happy! God: the maker of heaven and earth...God: who is faithful forever....God: who gives justice to people who are oppressed and bread to people who... full post »
“Why did we have to change Palm Sunday?” she asked the Pastor, with some sadness in her tone. “It used to be such an up-beat Sunday! A lot of us were confirmed on Palm Sunday! Now we sing a few ‘Hosannas’ and then, almost immediately, we bow our heads in sorrow at the cruel death of our Saviour.” “... full post »
This summer has been a difficult one for our family, and I was feeling that my faith was hanging on “by a thread”. One evening, my daughter and granddaughter were waiting for me. My six year old granddaughter excitedly said, “Look up, look up at the sky Gramma!” The sky was filled with the most... full post »
I used to watch CSI pretty regularly on TV. In one episode, Grisham and his team were called in to investigate the disappearance of a young girl, probably around the age of 10 or 11. She had, as I recall, an older sister (or friend?) and an older brother. The brother had an illness that required... full post »

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