Saturday: The Slow Work of God

2015-05-30T06:00:03-04:00May 30th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

My congregation is having Camp Sunday tomorrow and the passage is about the interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus from Luke 19. The guest preacher is a camp director and her sermon is called The slow work of God. I am looking forward to her message because we need to be [...]

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Friday: Like a Mustard Seed

2015-05-29T05:00:29-04:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

Let us pray. Father God, Jesus told us that the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. The smallest of seeds is transformed into a great tree. What a glorious message of hope! When our faith is small and fragile, you surround us with your love and grace. When [...]

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Thursday: Dandelions

2015-05-28T06:00:58-04:00May 28th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

I am not a gardener, but I do appreciate the beauty of spring flowers. I am especially drawn to dandelions – even though they are weeds! They are part of God’s creation and they always remind me of the Christ’s bride, the Church. Dandelions are beautiful and resilient. They grow [...]

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Wednesday: Peace and Hope

2015-05-27T06:00:09-04:00May 27th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

According to my favourite Bible search engine, there are only 4 references to hope in the gospels. Yet there are 24 references for peace. Peace and hope in the Christian tradition are closely connected together. We cannot have one without the other – they are like a piece of string [...]

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Tuesday: How Easy for Us

2015-05-26T06:00:32-04:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters, why will you go with me? Do I still have sons in my womb that they may become your husbands? Turn back, my daughters, go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. Even if I thought there was hope [...]

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Monday: Hope Cannot be Bottled

2015-05-25T06:00:15-04:00May 25th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

Good morning everyone! I'm looking forward to serving God through this online community this week! Let us pray. Heavenly Father, hope is not something that can be bottled up and sold for a price. Hope – your precious, miraculous hope – cannot be contained by the brokenness of our humanity. [...]

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Sunday: What Sustains

2015-05-17T06:00:12-04:00May 17th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

A blessed Sunday morning to you, Friends. This poem came to me a few years ago, while I was browsing in a bookstore and happened to pick up a book called “Reduced to Joy”. Perhaps because it is Sunday, but when I re-read it this morning, the words put me [...]

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Saturday: There is No City That Does Not Dream

2015-05-16T06:00:43-04:00May 16th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

Buon Giorno, Casa! The following poem was written about Toronto, a place I’ve never been, but the words inspire me to see my local city through fresh (or perhaps more accurately, ancient) eyes. I try to imagine what earth memories lay beneath the stones and steel girders…where do those memories [...]

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Friday: On Self-Knowledge

2015-05-15T06:00:10-04:00May 15th, 2015|Categories: CASA|

As we begin a new day, I invite you to savour the poem “On Self-Knowledge” by Kahlil Gibran from the book “The Prophet.” Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge. You would know in [...]

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