Relections Archives

October 15 – The Practice of Surrender

Text: Genesis 28:10-22 No matter how bad our yesterday was we can always begin each new day as if we unwrap the most precious gift we can ever receive. It is indeed a gift of God. Just like any other gifts, it’s up to us how to receive. We can take it for granted, or(…)

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October 8, 2017 – Upside Down

Text: Luke 17:11-19 This is my 11th Thanksgiving, and I have lived in Canada long enough to appreciate turkey dinner. I was told that how much I enjoy turkey tells how much I have adopted to a life in Canada. If that is true, I think I have great adaptability. Not only does it taste(…)

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FGUC –  SOCIAL MEDIA

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October 1, 2017 – Bread and Water

Text: Exodus 17:1-7 Today we are celebrating baptism. It is God’s “yes” to us, and our “yes” to God. It is in baptism that we affirm life, the gift of God, and that each of us is affirmed as a child of God. Baptism is a profound and liberating ritual that we must revisit every(…)

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September 24, 2017 – Difficult Love

Text: Matthew 20:1-16 Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer said, “Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.” I like her definition of love, as it makes me think and wonder about the love I experience. Love is one of the words we use so often and so conveniently that it(…)

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September 17, 2017 – Forgiveness: an Act of Self-Care

Text: Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness is another name for self-care. Forgiveness is hard because self-care is hard. Each of us knows what works for us when it comes to self-care. We may have developed our own practices, and we may be pretty good at keeping them: eating a comfort food, going for a walk, taking a(…)

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September 10, 2017 – Coming Out

Text: Matthew 18:15-20 Recently I read the book, 13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher and watched the show on Netflix. The book was well written and the TV series were well made; I couldn’t stop watching, and I couldn’t stop reading. It tells the story of a high-school student named Clay Jenson who discovers a(…)

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September 3, 2017 – It All Starts with Listening

Text: Matthew 16:21-28 I remember the very first sermon I preached when I was in my early twenties. As a part time youth minister I was ministering to junior high school students. All the sparkling eyes of thirty plus students were being fixed on me when I opened a piece of paper on which I(…)

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August 27, 2017 – Two Questions

Text:  Matthew 16:13-20    “But who do you say that I am?” I wonder why Jesus asks such a question to his friends. That question comes right after their answer to his first question, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others(…)

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August 20, 2017 – Disillusion

Text:  Matthew 15:10-28 It’s hard to watch news these days. If you know any magic that can clear the mind after watching news, please let me know. My self-care list includes not to check emails, social media and news often. I’ve learned the hard way. We don’t have a TV and we don’t get a(…)

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