What do you think of when you hear the word Advent? As Christians, Advent automatically conjures up images of a wreath with candles, the church decorated for the coming season, and certain popular Advent hymns like Hope is a Star.Read more
I love Autumn—the colours of the trees; the smell of wood smoke; the aroma of making pickles or jam or salsa which fills the house; and the soft texture of throws and quilts make me want to curl up in front of the fire.
I am sure many of you have been busy raking leaves. The trees in the Toronto area have lost most of their leaves, leaving our lawns, driveways, and roads covered. So, why do leaves fall? Why are we blessed withRead more
“Rooted In Love” – that is the theme of the Women’s Gathering. You might think, that’s so typical of women – talking about love again! Well, it is true that women are into love. After all, women are nurturers –Read more
I grew up in Presbyterian churches with very little observance of the liturgical year. Sure, there was Advent, Christmas, and Easter, but that was about it. As I grew older, I was exposed to the liturgical year in churches I attended. I came to love it. In my harried life, it grounds me. Although I am once again in a church that is not particularly liturgical, I still observe and celebrate the seasons on my own.