Mary Said Yes

Mary Said Yes

Did you notice it? As I was reading the gospel story this morning, did sense it? As Gabriel was talking to Mary did you see them? Did you see all the other angels and the heavenly hosts watching in eager anticipation? Did you notice how they held their breath as Mary...
Comfort

Comfort

I would like to play a game with you this morning. This is a game of word association. I will say one word and you will shout out the first word that you can think of that is related to that word. Are you ready? Fast. Red. Apple. Bible. Christmas. Birthday. Chocolate....
The Rooster

The Rooster

It was two days before Hallowe’en when I noticed them. Christmas decorations were being sold. Specifically it was a giant Santa Claus and Snowman. They were on display at a local retailer and my heart sank. The kids had not yet been out trick or treating and Christmas...
Be the Sheep

Be the Sheep

Welcome to winter. Over the past week we have welcomed the snow, the wind and the cold. It’s not that we aren’t used to winter weather, we just prefer to wait a little longer. The last few years we didn’t see snow until January, so having the white stuff appear at the...
Talents

Talents

I have never liked the parable of the talents. The handling of the third servant has never rested well with me. Tossing that servant into the outer darkness, where there is weeping and the gnashing of teeth. I have never liked it. I have questioned my whole life is...
Give me Oil

Give me Oil

Weddings are interesting occasions, full of expectation and promise. A clash of family and friends, normally a joyous occasion. I have been privileged to witness many, many wedding banquets. My father owned a catering company and I began working for him when I nine. I...

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