Relections Archives

February 17, 2019 – Healing in the Community

Text:  Mark 2: 1-12 Sometimes what disappoints us leads us to discover a new insight about what we need to pursue. I once visited someone in the hospital. Although it was the first time for us to meet, we had a good time getting to know each other. My visit was interrupted by another visit(…)

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February 10 – Love: The Ultimate Answer

Text:  Corinthians 3:1-13 Love. The ultimate answer to almost every question we can ask about life and death and everything in between. It’s one of the words we use so casually that we don’t feel the need to clarify what we mean by it. What do we mean when we say ‘I love you?’ Do(…)

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January 3, 2019 – When the Net is Empty

Text:  Luke 5: 1-11 There is something that hinders us from being fully present in the here and now, blocking the abundance we can appreciate right in front us. I am curious to know what human condition we have that makes us so vulnerable that we do everything we can to avoid what really matters(…)

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January 27, 2019

Text:  Psalm 19 Our experiences can be our teachers if we are open and willing to learn from them. No matter how powerful our experiences are, they don’t make an impact on our lives if we don’t listen to them. What we need in our attempt to make a positive change in our lives and(…)

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January 20, 2019 – Catalyst for Hope

Text:  John 2:1-11 Last Sunday, I spoke about the anti-pipeline protest in northern BC, and how it uncovered the complicated issue of the Indigenous and settler relationship in this country. I confessed how my encounter with Indigenous people has led me to admit a particular worldview many of us share that has caused the most(…)

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January 13, 2019 – Rethinking Worldview

Text: Isaiah 43: 1-7 The tone of my reflection today was shaped by what I saw last week. Militarized police confronted unarmed Indigenous people with assault and sniper rifles and made 14 arrests. Those who were arrested were doing what their ancestors had always done, protecting their sacred lands and upholding their laws. This image,(…)

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January 6, 2019 – The Road Less Traveled

Text:  Matthew 2: 1-12 Today we are celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord Sunday. Epiphany means manifestation or showing forth. We are invited to encounter God, who continues to be revealed in the creation, including the most unlikely people or places we can think of. The ordinary yet radical way of God’s intervention – born(…)

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December 16, 2018 – Preparing a Space

                Reflection: What are you preparing for? As the daylight is getting shorter, our advent journey is going deeper. Each Sunday during the Advent we have a different theme that helps guide us in this time of waiting. So far we have explored darkness – how it is(…)

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December 9, 2018 – Through Desire

              My reflection today will begin and end with a prayer, because it conveys far beyond what words alone can do. The following prayer comes from a book, All Desires Known written by Janet Morley. She said that the Christian life is about the integration of desire: our personal(…)

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December 2, 2018 – Rethinking Darkness

Text:  Luke 21:25-36   Advent, for me, is so much more than an event or a certain period of time leading up to Christmas. Advent is a way of life. We take time to be fully present to the world around us because that’s where holiness resides. It requires our active participation. We slow down(…)

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