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Puppies, anniversaries, and the thread of life

“To everything there is a season,” goes the well-worn wisdom of Scripture, “and a time and a purpose for everything under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) These words ring as comforting and true in the liminal times, when we are crossing a threshold from one part of our lives to an obviously different part. Continue reading

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Spring decorating

First, the church exists to worship God in Jesus Christ. Second, the Church exists to make new disciples of Jesus Christ. Everything else is decoration. Continue reading

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Who are you?

Identity is so very important. May we be aware of who we are as the beloveds of God. May we also be aware that if we give in to the temptation to doubt, question, fear, exclude, fight, or ignore any of the other beloved ones, we depart from the biggest call of our lives: To love God and to love our neighbours as ourselves. Continue reading

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Cancer and the cross

Last year, my wife signed her paperwork for Chemotherapy on Maundy Thursday. These are my reflections. Continue reading

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Love’s Prerequisite

It is an individualistic and self-focused world that has made our love for ourselves a criteria for loving our Lord and our neighbours. Scripture, however, says no such thing. Continue reading

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Do it again!

Yes God has created us. But God also sustains us, and so each moment, God calls us to be again. Continue reading

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Living beatitudes

How do the Beatitudes speak to our life as Christians in this world that is so often turned upside down, and in which fear and hate seem to run wild? Continue reading

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Discipleship in 4 easy steps

What does Andrew’s journey to Jesus teach us about our own Discipleship? Can our journey with Jesus be seen in four easy steps? Continue reading

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A New Year With God

Making life-decisions about our diets and exercise is a good thing. But let us not forget that our relationship with God is to be the most important part of who we are; Continue reading

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The divine lover comes

What would it look if we approach Christmas like a beloved longing for his or her lover? Love, after all, is implicit in our understanding of Christmas; yet what if this love is not one of mere sentiment or nostalgia but one of passion and intense desire? Continue reading

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