The Family of God

The church!  When you think of the church, what is it you think of? For some people, there is only one church.  The one they were brought to as an infant, where they went to Sunday School and then on to youth group.  The church where they were baptized, where they were married, and the…

Chapter 41

We had been together the better part of three years when Jesus started talking about the end.  It wasn’t like he pulled us together for “The Talk”, it just became a part of what he was saying. He told us he would be betrayed, but he didn’t mention who would do the betraying.  It was…

Those who wait. . .

I read an article that said that we will spend five years of our life waiting in line!  Five years! There have been times I felt like I waited five years in one line.  And that was before we had to wait in line to get into our favourite grocery store.  That five years doesn’t include the time…

The Body of Christ

The Church.  When I say church, what do you think of? A little white clapboard building with a steeple and a bell, or perhaps something a little more modern than that. The first picture is Seal Cove Wesleyan Church, and that was the church Angela’s mother grew up in and the church where Angela attended…

And Just Like That. . .

And just like that, I was sixty.  Seriously, on Friday I was in my fifties and suddenly on Saturday I was in my sixties. How did that happen? I lived through JFK’s assassination, the moon landing, the Vietnam war, the FLQ crisis, the oil shortage scare in the seventies, several recessions, 9-11 and now the Corona…

Chapter 40

"Peter, you take the rest of the guys in the boat, I’m going up the hill and spend some time alone, I’ll catch up with you later.” We had just finished passing out leftover fish and bread and the sun was setting when Jesus let me know that we could head across the lake without…

We the Church: What the Church is

The church!  When you think of the church, what is it you think of? Maybe it’s Cornerstone. This might be where you met Jesus, where you were baptized and where you have grown in your faith. Maybe it’s the church from your childhood. The church where you met Jesus, where you were baptized and where…

Cast the First Stone

Did you ever say anything or do anything as a teenager you regretted as an adult?  Would you want to be judged today by how you behaved as a teen?  I wouldn’t.  There are reasons that we aren’t permitted to vote or to enter into legally binding contracts as a teen.  If you are like…

The Day Everything Changed, for Peter

And just like that, everything changed. It had started out a day just like every other day. He had fished all night, and now he was cleaning his nets and preparing to head home to sleep. He was a fisherman, the son of a fisherman who had been the son of a fisherman. And then,…

A matter of the heart

In at least one article that I read he was described as a man of peace.  And if that was an accurate description of George Floyd, then I’m not sure that the chaos raging across the United States right now is a legacy that he would have wanted. What happened to George Floyd on May 25th was…