Expecting Rivers

Listen to this reflection here. “… the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory …” John 7.38 What would you recommend? I’m one of those people who have been accused of always playing it safe when it comes to food choices. You know the type. When ordering atRead more

The Source of Peace

Listen to this reflection here: Micah 5.2-5a But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past, will come from you on my behalf. …And he will stand to lead his flock with the Lord’s strength, in theRead more

Advent Poems 2019

Advent means “coming” or “arrival”. It’s the four-week season in the church calendar year preceding Christmas characterized by waiting and longing for God and what God assures the world: hope, peace, joy, love. Advent is the dark before the dawn; the candle burning brightly in a deep forest; the star way off in the black; the contrastRead more

Given

Sermon: John 10.18 Given: Exploring the Christian Practice of Stewardship https://fortlangley.lwchurch.ca/podcasts/media/2019-11-18-exploring-the-practice-of-christian-stewardship

Prayer in the Fog

“Never stop praying…” 1 Thessalonians 5 Our family lives in an ancient riverbed. Where crops grow, cows graze and a village sits, the Fraser River once rode right on through. The river takes a different route today but the lowlands retain certain qualities, one of them being fog. We often wake up to a thickRead more

What do to with Worry

“In a sense, God cannot be remembered. He can only be discovered. God’s presence is something that does not belong to the past or to the future but only to the present.” Thomas Merton Most of us know plenty about the suffocating inner spiral of worry. We worry about what has happened; we worry aboutRead more

Bodied

Sermon: 1 Corinthians 12 September 8, 2019 https://fortlangley.lwchurch.ca/podcasts/media/2019-09-08-together-as-a-body Jesus invites us to think differently and to see ourselves not as autonomous individuals but instead as interdependent persons. He invites us to open our eyes to the reality of interconnection; he draws us out of division and selfishness, and deeper into the possibility of loving togetherness, notRead more