Opportunities to Serve Others

1. Support Our Vulnerable Populations If possible donate to charities. Meals, food hampers and safe spaces are desperately needed by those most vulnerable to COVID-19. “Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.” Proverbs‬ [...]

A New Normal

Looking Behind - Stories (1st Third) As we watch history unfold it is interesting to see us enter a new normal. The world will no longer be the same as it was even a day ago. Looking to the days ahead this may be a good thing. It is okay to grieve the loss of [...]

Communication is Key

Looking Behind - Stories (1st Third) Communication is key. There is probably no relationship that will survive long without it. Unfortunately there are many adults who seem to take this particular skill for granted. Children, on the other hand, are always striving to become master communicators. Everything they do seems based on increasing their ability [...]

Life is an Experiment

Looking Back (1st Third) The world seems to have gotten just a tad more crazy than usual. People, generally, are reacting to events with fear rather than logic. Reminds me of how kids take tests. They cram preparing themselves for what might be, they play oblivious that a test is even coming or they balance [...]

Whatever’s Inside

An Analogy “You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? “Well because someone bumped into me, of course!” Wrong answer. You spilled the coffee because there was _coffee_ in your cup. Had [...]

The Word

The English language can be very confusing at times. There are words that have multiple meanings. One of my favourite examples of this type of word is read. Did you read what I wrote correctly? Have you read what I wrote correctly? Not to confuse but rather show how important it is to understand the [...]

Want Versus Need

It’s that time of year again. Making it through Black Friday unscathed seems to be the first hurdle. In fact, if we make it through Black Friday, all indications point to the possibility that we might get to the end of the holiday safe and sound. However, looking at the faces of staff and shoppers [...]

Social Media is Ministry

Here’s what it can look like: 1. Pause The Browsing: Effective online ministry is like ministry in any other context. It is about establishing meaningful relationships. We need to be present when online with others. Our goal is to be observant while browsing. Be mindful that our focus is on what Jesus would do with [...]

Advent: Preparation

Have you ever considered yourself part of a multifaceted story?  Jesus’ story is not only multifaceted it is inclusive. It is exciting to realize we all play a part in God’s continuing tale. It is also daunting to know we are active participants in His story. So, as active participants we get a choice in [...]

Advent: Ordinary Life

As most of us chase our dreams it becomes so easy to lose sight of what is important. It seems we forget how much we’ve been given by God. None of us would do well without family and friends. Our minds and bodies would suffer without food. Our jobs, though often a source of griping [...]