Tag Archives: Advent

The unknown journal of Ebenezer Scrooge

After attending the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) theatre performance of Charles Dickens’ classic tale “A Christmas Carol” last week, I wondered: What if Scrooge kept a daily journal? So, in my journal this week, I wrote this imaginative piece entitled, … Continue reading

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Pizza, sushi, pigs-in-a-blanket: It all matters

It’s an odd beginning.[1] You’d wonder why, if Matthew and Luke – and to some extent even John – begin with stories of Jesus’ birth, Mark starts his Gospel rather abruptly. And by reference to the Hebrew prophets of old. … Continue reading

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The hide-and-seek God

There is enough in the world today and in our own lives to seriously doubt the presence of a God, let alone a God who cares about what happens on earth. “Where is God?” is a question that is emerging … Continue reading

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No easy way up those stairs

Perhaps you know someone like Sue. Sue had Multiple Sclerosis (MS). As the disease progressed in her relatively young life, she nevertheless wanted to stay at home as long as possible. Her house, unfortunately, was not outfitted appropriately for someone … Continue reading

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A Poem from Rainer Maria Rilke

“My eyes already touch the sunny hill Going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; It has its inner light, even from a distance — And changes us, even if … Continue reading

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One light in the dark world

The bible doesn’t always help alleviate a low grade angst growing at this time of year. Abduction-type images are splashed on the canvas of our imaginations: “one will be taken, one will be left” (Matthew 24:40-41). The notion of the … Continue reading

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Advent 4 – children’s sermon

We’re almost there! Less than a week until Christmas! Are you excited? I brought in this candle to show you, because it is special. At Christmas in worship we light lots of candles to show that Jesus is the light … Continue reading

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