Spring brings rain, and with it the awakening of life. Life flourishes, thrives, and is thirsty, making the world green all around us. When the sun recovers the sky, we glory in the warmth—the death of winter forgotten, like it never was. In spring, the death of one we love is never so contrasted. The […]
Spring is a beautiful season, the sun draws closer to our earth, snow melts, green begins to show, and the long winter days are soon forgotten. There are tulips of every colour begging to be added to the center of your Easter table and the Easter bunny can be seen around every corner. But it’s […]
—Rev. Peter Barbour
You’ve walked through a few of those dark days—full of uncertainty and the inability to “shake it off.” It’s a struggle when you feel the hardness of your own heart. Feelings of desperation, ugliness, anger, sadness, loss, and sorrow… None of us is immune. And you’ve probably had a few of them. When the sorrow […]
“A mission shaped church has a hope shaped mission.”—N.T. Wright
Anchors need to catch on something, they must be set into the seabed, while suction does its work from below, creating resistance that holds.
That is what God’s promises are, and He will never fail to keep them.
“Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the Lord is finished correctly.” 1 Chronicles 28:20 […]
Emmanuel – God with us! He isn’t just Emmanuel at Christmas time—He is with us every moment of the year. The reason that we can be strong is because He is with us. The reason that we can live without fear is because He is with us.  “You make known to me the path […]
Fear is a big subject all on its own. In 2021 with the Covid-19 pandemic raging, surveys indicated people’s top two fears were a loved one dying, or a loved one becoming seriously ill. Other things that people are fearful of include violence, terrorism, racism, being alone, civil unrest, and not having enough money for […]