Meaningful Eclipses

Yesterday I wasn’t in the office for not just one reason but two: a birthday and an eclipse. Both are rare events, although birthdays are far more common. My son Ian celebrated his third birthday, and those only come around once in a lifetime, even if we do celebrate birthdays...

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Mid-Summer Reflections 2

The smoke is threatening to clear today, although it has become a constant feature in our warmer-than-usual summer months. The wildfires in BC have cast a shroud across much of western Canada, and the current weather forecasts aren’t making it any easier for the crews battling the flames in the...

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Holiday Reflection

I am not on holidays, at least not yet. Because of an odd bit of scheduling for a wedding, I am not officially starting my holidays until this Friday, August 21st. It means I am here in the office preparing for a wedding on August 5th and worship on Sunday,...

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Pentecost – God in the Midst of Crisis

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you.” –Isaiah 43:2 I need to begin by expressing a deep sense of gratitude to everyone who came out for the yard clean-up and garden work to get the church grounds...

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Anticipating Pentecost

“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,  because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…”...

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