• Posted on December 28, 2008

why new hope church?

OK. I need some help for next week Sunday’s message. As I mentioned at church this morning, I want to know why you find a connection with New Hope Church (assumming you do). What is it about this church that makes it relevant to you? Why are you a part of this community? If you […]

  • Posted on December 18, 2008

feeling my face

I’m glad no one walked into the room as I was feeling my face. I’d just read a surgeon’s words regarding our world’s newest face transplant patient, “I must tell you how happy she was when, with both her hands, she could go over her face and feel that she has a nose, feel that […]

  • Posted on December 08, 2008

weaselhead redux

 After a huge unexpected snowstorm the silence in the Weaselhead this morning was stunning. The sense of peace palpable. Not a soul to be seen (except the birds) anywhere. Each tree held the snow in a unique way.

  • Posted on December 03, 2008

a celestial visit

A couple of nights ago Venus and Jupiter visited the moon. At first I thought they were just bright stars, but they seemed too bright for that dusky time of day. They must be planets. And they were. I had to pause and take a picture. How cool is that; a moment where God smiles […]

  • Posted on November 19, 2008

Royal Wood and John Knox

Friday night I was sitting in Knox United Church listening to an up and coming singer named Royal Wood. His music was mystical, thoughtful, and spiritually provoking. At one point in his concert he referenced the fact that we were in a church. Later, after making a barely off-colour comment, he said, “Sorry about that […]

  • Posted on November 17, 2008

winter at the weasalhead

I lost track of two hours of time this afternoon; taking pictures in the the Weasalhead Conservation Area. I find it fascinating seeing how the new snow interacts with the winter foliage. Beauty is indeed timeless…

  • Posted on November 02, 2008

Coldplay and Viva la Vida

Ok, next Sunday my sermon text (among others) is gonna be Coldplay’s, Viva la Vida. The question I’m bringing to the text is this, “What might the Holy Spirit be saying to us through this song?” What truths might God be speaking/singing here? I’d like some help searching out the answers. If you want be […]

  • Posted on October 28, 2008

finding humility

I desperately need to be humbled. Yesterday I read that bible story about the time King David got haughty about his success (by taking a census of his troop strength just to see how strong he was). This faithless act was hugely offensive to God. By counting David seemed to be taking credit. In measuring […]

  • Posted on October 04, 2008

Edward’s Photographic Debut

Yesterday I came home and found a children’s digital camera in our mailbox with this note, “I saw this and thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to see what Edward would see through the lens of a camera?’” How thoughful! Here’s what he saw today…

  • Posted on September 29, 2008

grocery cart epiphany

Walking the other day, I was, once again, thinking about how to better wake up to my life. I don’t want it to pass by in a blur. I want each day, each moment to be alive; to be filled with eternity. Nearing my home, I saw an older Filipina woman struggling across the street… […]