How do you see Jesus?

I don’t think I like text messaging very much. Like most of my generation I use it all the time and I’m very comfortable with it, but I just don’t think I like it all that much. I’ve been surprised how much text messaging, messaging on Facebook and the like has become such a bigContinue reading “How do you see Jesus?”

At the bedside…

I’m writing to you today from my grandmother’s bedside at the hospital. It’s a place I find myself often, not with grandma always but as a part of my Christian walk. I am privileged to be with families during some of their most difficult times to the lighter moments, from major surgery to a quickContinue reading “At the bedside…”

Ash Wednesday

Repent and believe in the Gospel. That is one of the traditional phrases said during the Ash Wednesday service, as the ashes from the burning of last year’s Palm Sunday palms are placed on each person’s forehead in the sign of the cross. Repent and believe in the Gospel. The Ash Wednesday Service begins ourContinue reading “Ash Wednesday”

Go to a lonely place and pray…

From Mark 1:35: “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went to a desolate place, and there he prayed.” It somehow strikes us as remarkable that Jesus would go off to a lonely place and pray. I don’t know why but it doesn’t always match up inContinue reading “Go to a lonely place and pray…”

The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants…

“The heart wants what the heart wants.” Happy Valentine’s Day for all of you this month of February, here’s a question for you, is that true that the heart wants what the heart wants? If it is, do we have to do what the heart wants? Usually when this is said it is said asContinue reading “The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants…”

The Message Jonah Doesn’t Want Us To Learn

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city,[a] three days’ journey in breadth.[b] 4 Jonah began to go into theContinue reading “The Message Jonah Doesn’t Want Us To Learn”

Brush your teeth…

Brush your teeth. Comb your hair. No, you can’t wear polka dots with stripes. Yes you have to go to school. Yes you have to do your homework. No, you can’t eat another chocolate chip cookie. Yes, you are coming to church. When you think about the list of things that comes out of aContinue reading “Brush your teeth…”

It’s bigger than that…

The second reading for this coming Sunday comes from Romans chapter 6 verse 11, “so you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” When Pastor Paul says this he is addressing a question asked of him, basically saying “does it matter how I live?” We already know theContinue reading “It’s bigger than that…”

What would we bring?

What gift would you bring to give to Jesus? We’ve just come out of the season of gift giving and gift buying and I’m pretty sure we’re out of the season when people wait in really long lines at the store, just to participate in that yearly holiday tradition- gift returning. But this Sunday weContinue reading “What would we bring?”

A New Year… A New Song

So this is Christmas, And what have you done. Another year over, And a new one just begun. A very merry Christmas, And a happy New Year. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Without any fear. John Lennon, “so this is Christmas.” No offense to Lennon fans, but this is really not one of my favorite songs, not least because weContinue reading “A New Year… A New Song”