Much like the angelic proclamation to the shepherds, advent speaks of the truth that in Jesus a great joy has been given to us. But in a year where fear... more
"The real voyage of discovery consists
not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes."
Though we may pray and hope and plead and beg... more
I find myself noticing things this Christmas season that I haven't before.
Take Joseph. Ya, that guy, the non-biological father of Jesus. How often I have... more
Somewhere cramped and stale, in the thick of deep darkness, or perhaps under the suffocating heat of midday. Maybe in the first flickers of new-day light... more
"The shipwrecked at the stable kneel in the presence of mystery. God entered into our world not with the crushing impact of unbearable glory, but in the way... more
A Jewish boy – a divine Son. He comes.
Immanuel, God with us.
Waiting in Mary's womb.
He would breathe earths air. He would walk this soil. He would... more
I have been musing a lot lately on this quote from Walter Brueggemann, "The prophetic tasks of the church are to tell the truth in a society that lives in... more
Lately we have found ourselves in a number of prayer meetings, representing different settings, as well as different facets of the church. In all these... more
Several weeks ago David and I were privileged to be a part of an "adoption" ceremony that was hosted on line to welcome the New Joy Community in Surrey... more
Well it certainly has been the most interesting of times to have been hidden away. The three months went by a lot quicker than we could have ever... more
Dearest Canadian Vineyard Family,
Well, we are standing on the brink of a pretty surreal moment for the two of us. In the midst of one of the most... more
The Thorn Bush Will Bow /David Ruis
To all those who mourn
Beauty crowns your head
There is precious oil
That makes the spirit glad again
A sacrifice of praise