Mustard Seeds

 

 

“…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”   – Jesus

 

“God Loves You As You Are, Not As You Should Be”  – Brennan Manning

A video on God’s love for each of us.

 

God is Like That    – Ladd Dunfield

When I lived in Fredericton I liked to run.  My problem was I thought I could run faster and further than I actually could. Ruth constantly reminded me that I was going to hurt myself because I wasn’t in good enough physical shape to run the distances I attempted.  Being a typical husband I agreed with her wisdom in the house, but once out the door I forgot everything she said.  Then one day while running a long way from home…..(read more)

 

A Word from C.S. Lewis    – C.S. Lewis

“If anyone thinks that Christians regard unchastity as the supreme vice, he is quite wrong. The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure of putting other people in the wrong, of bossing and patronizing and spoiling sport, and back-biting, the pleasures of power, of hatred. For there are two things…. (read more)

 

Life is a Faith Journey Part 3, What do You Believe?     -Roger Hild

No event in this life has quite the same impact as coming face to face with a life-threatening experience.  This is especially true of any threat to your own life or the life of a very close loved one or partner.  Every plan you might have made, every dream you may have shared, everything you might have thought your life is about, is suddenly ….(read more)

 

Life is a Faith Journey – Part 2     -Roger Hild

What drives us forward in our day to day lives?  What forces serve to motivate and fuel our desires and passions?  And what factors serve to demotivate and inhibit – possibly even stopping us cold in our tracks?  Not long ago I was thinking how both faith and fear play critical roles in the choices we make and the actions we take. (read more)

 

Life is a Faith Journey – Part 1     -Roger Hild

Faith and fear – both states of mind can be seen at work in a variety of contexts and therefore can have several different meanings.  It could be said that both exist on the same coin – but often on opposite sides.  Throughout our life’s journey and as we look to the future – hoping for some idea of what lies ahead …..(read more)

 

In Spite of Myself      – Ladd Dunfield

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want,” are the opening words of the 23rd Psalm and some of the most reassuring in the entire Bible. It’s good for us to meditate on this verse because so many people have a view of God that is so different than how these few lines of Scripture explain Him. So many of us were brought up believing God is distant from our lives. We think of God as….(read more)

 

The Ice Storm      –  Pastor Jon

He gives snow like wool; he scatters hoarfrost like ashes. He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?” (Psalm 147:16-17)

In nature we are constantly being reminded of the awesome power of God. Even the small, seemingly harmless crystal of frost is subject to His divine will. At God’s command….(read more)

 

Hope from Love      –  Pastor Jon

By now, there’s much evidence of Christmas around us.  Colourful lights and decorations have found their way in and around our homes and  we’ve been bombarded by the “you’d-better-get-shopping” message.  There’s a “hum” in the air and it’s gaining strength, like the sound of an orchestra warming up before a concert….(read more)

 

Not Just a few…      –  Pastor Jon

Sometimes we feel like life is ganging up on us. There are times when it seems like nothing is going my way; nothing seems to be working out “as it should.” And it’s easy to get discouraged when we start to do the math: “things should work out at least 50% of the time…shouldn’t they?” It’s in moments like this…..(read more)

 

The New Has Come!      –  Pastor Jon

This is an exciting time of year for me. Not because my birthday falls in March (well… not totally), but because spring is definitely in the air. Yes, winter is still very much a present reality, but somehow its punch seems a little softer and there’s already evidence in nature that we’re on the brink of change. I can’t think of a better time of year…..(read more)

 

Higher Than the Hills      –  Pastor Jon

God can do anything, anytime, anywhere, and in any way. There’s just nothing he can’t do. Do you believe it? In Luke 1:37, the angel Gabriel was commissioned to take that message to Mary, the soon-to-be mother of Jesus. He keenly assured her that “with God nothing is impossible.”….(read more)

 

When Is A Thorn A Good Thing      –  Pastor Jon

When is a thorn a good thing? I suppose some might say, “Never! What good is something that, when physically encountered, causes pain and hinders our forward progress?” Well, if that was the limit of our reasoning, there’d probably be quite a few more bonfires and genetically altered roses in the world today.  (read more)

 

Trusting God in 2012      –  Pastor Jon

Whew!  We made it!  Have you ever felt that way at the end of a roller coaster ride? I actually like roller coasters, but the last time I rode the Minebuster at Canada’s Wonderland I began to wonder how much longer the creaky thing would last!  As the train ground to a stop, I found myself agreeing with King Solomon: “Better is the end of a thing than its beginning” (Ecclesiastes 7:8). (read more)

 

Christmas Light      –  Pastor Jon

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given…” (Isaiah 9:6)

As we pause to spend time with our families and friends again this Christmas, let’s be sure to make room in our hearts for the most important person of all—Jesus.  For all the celebrating that goes on in His name, isn’t it sad that He is excluded by so many during this widely anticipated (and conveniently renamed) “holiday season”? ….. (read more)