Ponder Anew Blog

Praying for Lebanon

August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020Good afternoon,” When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem , he assembled all the house of Judah and the tribe of Benjamin, 180,000 chosen troops to fight against the house of Israel, to restore the kingdom to Rehoboam, the son of Solomon. [ they ended up not fighting this time ]  I Kings 12:21Pray for Lebanon.It was a […]

Coffee and the Church

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020Good afternoon,” There are different kinds of gifts . But they are given to the believers by the same Spirit.”                      I Corinthians 12:4  We had about an hour to have a cup of coffee in Ottawa on Tuesday morning. We were waiting for an interview to […]

Patience in a Pandemic

August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020Good afternoon,” But we have to accept that we aren’t anywhere near the end of the pandemic. Until the vaccine arrives and unless SARS CoV-2 mutates into a more benign virus, we must think of small careful adjustments as we emerge tentatively from the lockdown and settle into the next phase… ‘ You can’t reason […]

August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020

” There but for the grace of God go I, ________. ” ( insert a name) I thought this quote was from the Bible. It is not. It sounds like something Paul or Timothy or John, or even Jesus might say. It seems to be right on. We must depend on the grace of God for […]

August 2, 2020

August 2, 2020

Good morning, Wherever you find yourselves this morning, I hope you will find God in worship. Sorry for the technical difficulties with the new website and the downloading of the worship service. ”  Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been […]

July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Good afternoon, ” For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” Matthew 24:5-6 These words are spoken by […]

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Good afternoon, This is the last of my devotionals highlighting the beginnings and the work of MCC. As I said earlier, I have worked for MCC for a total of eight years. I have lived and worked for MCC in France, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam and Ontario. All of the work I have participated in has been […]