Pastoral Blog

Advent

Advent has arrived; in fact, we are about to begin the second week. It seems like so long ago since we first had to close our churches, our schools, our businesses; and yet, it also seems as though the time has gone by very quickly. Each Sunday during Advent we lightRead more

Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Verses from Scripture and lines from literature have been coming to my mind in the past few weeks.  From Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times,” is one from literature that occurs to me on occasion.  From Scripture,Read more

New Year

New Year

As the turn of the calendar not only brings in the new year but a new decade, many people will have considered making a resolution: for example, one might resolve to change a less than-healthy habit, to be more active, less wasteful or more frugal. It is true that oftenRead more

Something New

Something New

When I first started exploring the internet, many years ago now, I came across a number of personal online journals. These were the precursors to web-logs, or blogs as they are known today. The early journals were often stories about what the writers thought or felt about different things theyRead more