A Prayer for All Affected by Wildfires


Most Holy Creator, we come to you in prayer for your earth, our communities and all your people affected by the many out-of-control forest fires ravaging the central interior of our province and beyond.  Where entire communities and homes have been lost, for all those who have had to evacuate, those on evacuation alerts, and … Continue reading A Prayer for All Affected by Wildfires

FRUITS OF SPIRIT – KINDNESS AND GOODNESS


Kindness Kindness is often described as being friendly, caring, thoughtful, supportive and considerate of the feelings of others.  It is best expressed through showing “love in little acts” (John Drescher, 1974).  I Corinthians 13:4 states “Love is kind” and, therefore, it follows that kindness comes from a heart filled with love.  The mission for the … Continue reading FRUITS OF SPIRIT – KINDNESS AND GOODNESS

FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – PEACE AND PATIENCE


Peace When we think of the word peace, we often think of shalom. “The Hebrew word shalom is generally translated as peace, but it means much more. The word denotes wholeness, a coming together of disparate parts. The essential meaning of shalom is pulling together and the antithesis of shalom is falling apart: the opposite … Continue reading FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – PEACE AND PATIENCE

FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – FAITHFULNESS AND GENTLENESS


Faithfulness Faithfulness denotes reliability, trustworthiness, endurance, and firmness of purpose.  It is loyal and “possesses a staying power in spite of feelings and difficulties  . . .” (John Drescher, 1974).  Because it is easy to become discouraged when faced with challenging circumstances, it is important to simply take one day at a time to ‘be … Continue reading FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT – FAITHFULNESS AND GENTLENESS