Ponder Anew Blog

Replenish

September 14, 2021

Good afternoon,Last week :On Tuesday, I delivered a prayer shawl from the church to young parents.On Saturday, I led a wedding service for a couple who got married in an airport hangar.On Sunday, I spoke at the annual tree planting service hosted by Brenneman Funeral Home in Atwood.Each ceremony was important in the life of […]

How Do We Know What We Know

September 10, 2021

September 9, 2021Good afternoon,How do we know what we know ?” Many have undertaken to draw up            an account of the things               that have been fulfilled among us.”     Luke 1:1 ( NIV ) These words begin the Gospel of Luke. The earliest copies of this […]

Reading Between The Lines

September 9, 2021

September 8, 2021READING BETWEEN THE LINES.” God saw that it was made and it was very good . And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. ”  Genesis 1:311) was born in 1958 in St.Catharines.2) moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1965.3) finished public school in 1972.4) graduated high school in 1977.5) went to […]

sermons for the month

September 7, 2021

Good morningSunday September 5God is in the skyGold is in the landGod is in our heartsGod is in the WordGod is everywhere.HAVE A GREAT DAY Fred SERMONS ON ADVOCACY  SEPTEMBER 12      INDIGENOUS CONVERSATIONSSEPTEMBER 19     GUARANTEED BASIC INCOMESEPTEMBER 26     PALESTINE/ISRAELOCTOBER 3           TECHNOLOGY AND ROBOTS Advocacy […]

what is Caesar’s and what is God’s

September 7, 2021

September  4, 2021 Good afternoon, ” But Jesus knew their [ the leadership ] hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”“Caesar’s,” they replied.Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s […]

GETTING LOST

September 7, 2021

September 6, 2021 Good evening, ” Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ ” Luke 15:6 We walked in Schneider’s Woods today. Our son had walked it before a few times. There are no signs, and there are fifty different side trails ( all mowed ). After about […]

Words are important

August 31, 2021

Good afternoon, Ways, precepts, statutes, decrees, laws,commands, righteous      … from Psalm 119I love words.  They provide a reality check on how I am feeling. I love accents in languages as well. Accents seem to offer new meanings to old words. Words do not mean the same things to different people. If I say that […]

local missions

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021Good afternoon. Food trucks here at Poole from 4-8 tonight.Come out and support the missions of Poole. Last night there was a meeting of community leaders of the Milverton area. People were there from the churches , service clubs and the food bank. We went around the table and said what we were doing to […]

We come to God by doing it wrong, not by doing it right

August 27, 2021

August 26, 2021Good afternoon,“We come to God by doing it wrong, not by doing it right.”    Anonymous “For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil “.  I Peter 3:17 Do we learn more from our mistakes than from our greatest accomplishments ? If we are […]

A little mystery

August 26, 2021

August 25, 2021Good afternoon, ” that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already said…”     Ephesians 3:3Paul, the ancient theologian, is hard to understand. I believe this about his writing and the history of his ministry in the book of Acts.He uses the word mystery a lot in the letters. He […]