I’ve Been Reading About Blessings

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As a United Church minister I have the privilege of leading worship on Sunday mornings. In that role, the very last thing I do is “pronounce the commissioning and benediction”. In very plain words, it is my privilege to tell the congregation that their job is to spread God’s love… Continue reading

“Give Thanks in All Circumstances”

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In the Bible St. Paul says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 )  “Give thanks in all circumstances?” Impossible! Wrong! I can’t give thanks when I lose my job, my loved one dies. How then do we follow St. Paul’s words? Check the… Continue reading

What is Special About Canada Day for You?

What is Special About Canada Day for You?
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My special needs granddaughter asked me if I was preaching at a church on Canada Day, which is also her birthday. When I answered yes, she asked, “Will you talk about Canada Day?” “Well, yes,” I answered. Then I asked, “What is special for you about Canada Day?” Without even… Continue reading

Janet Stobie Launches New Novel

Janet Stobie Launches New Novel
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Last December Janet was celebrating the publication of another children’s book.  She appreciates variety, so this time her book is for a more mature audience.  After three years in the works, Janet Stobie is set to launch her newest novel entitled To Begin Again, the evening of June 13th at… Continue reading