Our six year-old Keurig coffee machine was making a groaning noise whenever we used it. I imagined it muttering as the coffee spewed out, “Not another cup of coffee! When was the last time you cleaned me?” The groaning noise grated our nerves enough to sideline the machine and buy a newer … [Read more...] about The Strong Button
These are unusual times. Or maybe these times are highlighting usual truths that are not usually noticed. Crisis has a way of pinpointing troubles and triumphs, deep in the heart, unheeded. It’s not the first time I’ve been in crisis. It’s not the second. But I find each new time I’m at a … [Read more...] about Prison or Palace?
Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying?’ ‘They have taken my Lord away,’ she said, ‘and I don’t know … [Read more...] about We Are Resurrection Gardeners
Where I live, we’ve all been told to stock up on food in the face of COVID-19. Before my workplace shut down, I joined the herd at the grocery store, trying to find food on the shelves that was imperishable. Food that lasts and does not spoil. I settled on spiced tuna and Kraft dinner. Don’t judge … [Read more...] about Imperishable
The people who are now living in darkness will see a great light. - Isaiah 9:2 (NIRV) When I was a child growing up in church, one of my favourite Christmas traditions was the lighting of the advent candles each Sunday. Each Sunday a different family was chosen to light the candle and share … [Read more...] about The Great Light at Christmas
One of the things my husband and I love to do together is go to the beach. It doesn't matter what season, we enjoy being near the water. There is something about being near the ocean that is calming for us. Listening to the methodical lapping of the gentle waves, or the pounding and crashing of … [Read more...] about And It Became Calm