Resources for Small Groups

As our small groups wind down for summer, some look forward to well-deserved rest, some plan to serve as hosts for our summer coffee times or meet informally for a mid-summer picnic, some are deciding now what they might study together come fall. If you're interested in a topical study, I can happily recommend the … Continue reading Resources for Small Groups

You Reassure Me, Rescue Me Always

Ever since a friend shared his paraphrase of Psalm 23 using the letter L, I've been creating and collecting other versions using different letters of the alphabet. Today I'm adding Psalm 23 focused on the letters R and Q (with a bit of 'K'). That makes 9 versions so far out of the 26 letters … Continue reading You Reassure Me, Rescue Me Always

May Jesus Walk with You from One Creative Step to the Next

Late last night I returned from a fantastic few days connecting with people in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC). My sincere thanks to everyone who so graciously hosted me and for the opportunity to share with you in so many ways both formally and more informally! The invitation I received to speak at the Spring … Continue reading May Jesus Walk with You from One Creative Step to the Next

How to Pray for a Loved One Who is Dying

In my mother's final days, I sat at her bedside and read aloud through the Psalms of Ascent. Originally written for ancient pilgrims travelling to the temple, Psalms 120-134 may also be read as psalms addressing our journey through life. They speak of family and community, work and rest, suffering and rejoicing, sin and God's … Continue reading How to Pray for a Loved One Who is Dying

When My Heart is Heavy, and the Days are Hard

Psalm 23 in the Letter H The Lord is my Hope; I heed his hailing. He grants me safe harbour; he hushes my hurry; he heals my hidden hurts. He heads me in his direction, over hills and hurdles and highways. When my heart is heavy and the days are hard, I hold on, hang on, to … Continue reading When My Heart is Heavy, and the Days are Hard