God’s Extra-ordinary Quilt

God’s Extra-ordinary Quilt

A few folks were asking me to share the poem from my sermon on November 4, 2018 where we celebrated 5 years of partnership with Deer Park United and where I shared a message on God’s Extra-Ordinary Quilt made of the scattered, torn, frayed, and still beautiful...
No Fear:  Message March 18 2018

No Fear: Message March 18 2018

My message for Sunday, March 18, titled,”No Fear” used Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33 as its starting point.  Like a deer caught in headlights, any organization that allows fear to control its decision-making will lose.  It is important in a rapidly...
Ego, Service and the Kingdom of God

Ego, Service and the Kingdom of God

Below is posted my message delivered on  Sunday, February 18. 2018 02 18  “Ego, Service, and the Kingdom of God”  Mark 1:9-15 Story:  Water-Softening bricks I worked several summers for Magnachem in the warehouse: a great job where I used a forklift, mixed 2000 gallon...

Message for January 28 Speaking with Authority

The following is my message on Speaking with Authority that I used on January 28 2018. 2018 01 28 Speaking with Authority  1 Cor. 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 People will ignore what we are saying and doing unless they recognize we have a form of authority. People recognized...

The Time to Follow is Now: Message 2017 12 31

2017 12 31  The Time to Follow is Now The reading in Ecclesiastes on time is one of the favourites for funerals and celebrations of life.  It reflects the reality that life happens with its ups and downs, and it obscures the reality that most events and actions are...
Daring to Cross the Jordan

Daring to Cross the Jordan

Daring to Cross the Jordan This meditation was originally spoken at Cross Connections worship on November 2, Lakeview United Church Until the priests carrying the ark stepped into the Jordan, the water was there. Stepping into the Jordan led to the water being cut...
Slogging for Our Goal

Slogging for Our Goal

A challenge for any person or organization is to keep slogging for a goal for long periods of time. Rev. Jim Kenney’s blog is based on Philippians 4:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. In the fall of 1982, we decided to build our dream home on an acreage we had purchased...

Christian Labour 2017 09 03

September 3, 2017 Christian Labour Story: The Giant Hyssop One of the flowers we have in our garden is Giant Hyssop.  It starts blooming in May and blooms until September, producing thin spikes of flowers loved by bees and butterflies as it produces lots of nectar. ...