Assemble!

I wasn’t sure if “Avengers assemble” is copyrighted, but it would apply. To passages like Ezekiel 39.17-18, for example. Since very early childhood, I have always been someone who dreams. Long dreams. Vivid dreams. Really outlandish dreams. Recurring dreams–or dreams in recurring dream locations or with recurring characters. Once every great while, a dream standsContinue reading “Assemble!”

A Theory on How to Fix the World

Allow me to be Captain Obvious for a moment: the world is messed up. You may have noticed. Seems like most of the mess revolves around people being divided. I don’t mean diverse. I mean divided. Ideologically divided. Racially divided. Ethnically divided. Sexually divided. Economically divided. Religiously divided. A bunch of us, on any sideContinue reading “A Theory on How to Fix the World”

Winter Solace

What if instead of New Year’s Resolutions, you could start your year in community with people who are longing to live whole-person lives and are taking steps in that direction?  In 2022, the Pilgrimage Online Spiritual Formation Ministry is offering our first virtual retreat. According to the liturgical church year, the first two Sundays ofContinue reading “Winter Solace”

Memento Mori

Halloween is the favourite holiday of some of my favorite people and yet it’s still my least favourite holiday. Which I guess just goes to show that people are different, and we can still be friends, right? From my perspective, at minimum, Halloween decor detracts from the natural gorgeousness of New England in autumn. (IContinue reading “Memento Mori”

Where Your Treasure Is

Once (a very long, seven-year “once”) I worked at a church as a Christian Education Director. My primary (but certainly not only) responsibility being to oversee the Youth Group, teaching them and providing them with educational and ideally also socially beneficial activities throughout the year. These events have mostly kind of blurred together in myContinue reading “Where Your Treasure Is”

If You Can’t Serve God and Money, Why Do You Ask for Money to Serve God?

“I checked out your suggested page. Noticed you wanted some funds for the study. Thanks but no thanks. You should consider doing ministry as a ministry, instead of as a profession.”

One Part of the Body

This one time I had cancer. There was a particular part of my body that was being attacked. My M.O. as regards my own health, especially at the time, was usually to let things run their course. I would usually try to eat more or less healthily, I worked out occasionally. I preferred to avoidContinue reading “One Part of the Body”

The Awful Truth

It’s now two and a half weeks since we gave Oscar his frankly horrible send-off, I’m back to work so I’ve run out of time to write much other than sermons, and yet I’m still grieving, so thanks for continuing to sit here with me for a bit. By this point, I now also haveContinue reading “The Awful Truth”

Listen! The Secret to Good Communication

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sxep6-c8c87b James 5:12-20 Prayer is the practice of telling—and living—the truth: the truth about our circumstances, the truth about who we are, and the truth about our relationship with God. Rev Jennifer A G Layte

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