2015-06-01 Pastor's Page
May 19, 2015
The Difference Love Makes
Recently I was going for my usual Saturday night walk before I preach and finding it especially difficult to see the good news in the message I was about to share with the congregation. There are times when it is easy to find the right words, and other times when all my words sound forced and laboured. And try as I might in those times, I just cannot pull myself up by my bootstraps, and make it better.
As I walked, I prayed, asking God to help me do a good job finishing the sermon. I prayed hard, because it was getting late and I was becoming stressed. But God didn’t respond by dropping the last page of the message out of the sky into my up-stretched arms like I imagined. [READ MORE]
Pastor's Page - May 2015
2015-05-01 Pastor's Page
April 18, 2015
Ask and you will receive doesn’t always work with moms – in fact quite often it doesn’t. It’s especially true it seems if it was something you thought you really, really needed. All the kids at school had one, and if you didn’t get one just like it – well, you were simply going to die. And if she said, “Go ask your father” - well forget it. You knew she’d already got to him and you didn’t stand a chance.
Pastor's Page - April 2015
2015-04-01 Pastor's Page
March 20, 2015
“The New Normal”
“If only I could get a good night’s sleep!” “If only I could get over this cold.” When was the last time you heard someone start a sentence with, “If only…?”
Some “if only’s” are heavier than others. “If only she hadn’t developed cancer,” “If only he had lived long enough to know his grandchildren.”
Listening to the “if onlys” in people’s lives around me, I am reminded of my own longing for a better world, a world where unanswered questions and unwiped tears are no more! When I am honest with myself, sometimes my own “if onlys” are spoken more in frustration and anger about the hardships of life that I have no control over than they are cries for a new reality. [READ MORE]