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The Gospel of Luke: 7.18-35  Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving probably looks different this year as some of us are away from those we love, which is always hard, and others aren’t enjoying our regular traditions because of cancellations or safety restrictions. But I’m ready for Thanksgiving this year more than ever, and not just because IRead more

Being the Body in a Pandemic

Being the Body in the Pandemic John 14.15-17 Listen to this talk here: https://www.lwchurch.ca/podcasts/podcasts/2020-09-13-part-one-jesus-the-spirit Last November I read a prayer in Fort Langley’s Remembrance Day service. The most humbling moment was walking behind our veterans as the bagpipes led us through the crowd and to our seats on a platform. But during the prayers, theRead more

Love and Parachutes

“This is real love – not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” (1 John 4.10) Listen to this talk here. I heard a story recently of an elderly married couple celebrating fifty years of wedded bliss. They chose to celebrateRead more

Does anyone have ears?

Listen to this talk here. “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand…” (Mark 4.23) We’re not sure who, but someone first said, “God gave us mouths that close and ears that don’t – surely that must tell us something.” If you’ve ever had a job working with the public, chances are you’ve heardRead more

Paraclete & other poems

Some recent work. Find new poems weekly via Instagram.   SUNDAY Close your quick eyes let the sun, that warm washcloth, lay neck-heavy, and hang on the railing hanging it all way up; easy now, mortal mind the water, slow going.    __   GLOSSOLALIA I was never one for falling over rather I stayedRead more

Proof of Wisdom

 The Book of James: Ancient Wisdom For Right now  James 3.13-18 Listen to the sermon here: https://fortlangley.lwchurch.ca/podcasts/media/2020-06-07-proof-of-wisdom “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) We’ll hear more from Dr. King today, not just because we need to hear from Dr. King this week, butRead more

Flesh it out

The Book of James: Ancient Wisdom for Right Now James 2.14-26  Watch the sermon here: https://fortlangley.lwchurch.ca/live Not too long ago I remember getting so angry that I threw my road bike in a ditch. It’s a long story for another time; but another story goes that Martin Luther, who helped kick off the Reformation inRead more

Trouble & Trust

Introduction to the book of James Imagine yourself sitting on a hillside on a warm day, surrounded by thousands of other people from all walks of life, and everyone listening to someone teach. The teacher is saying things like, “Don’t hoard whatever you can. If you’re going to hoard anything, fill up your shelves withRead more

The Cross & Forgiveness

The story goes that a Hebrew School teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with a class of five and six-year-olds. After explaining the commandment to “honour your father and mother”, they asked the class if there was a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters. Without missing a beat, a girlRead more

Lent Poems

Holy Week holds a story about passionate love and sorrow, anguish and sacrifice, bewilderment and joy. It’s a story which flipped the world upside down, so why would we expect to be unmoved by it today? Stories are told to be heard and to change us, and the story of Good Friday and Easter changesRead more