Ponder Anew Blog

Book of Psalms

January 10, 2023

January 10, 2023 Good afternoon ” Blessed is the one      who does not walk in the step of the wicked,      or stand in the way that sinners take,      or sit in the company of mockers,  but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,  and who meditates on […]

heart attack

January 6, 2023

January 6, 2023 Good afternoon,  Damar Hamlin had a heart attack on Monday while playing in an NFL football game. Mr. Hamlin plays for the Buffalo Bills. He collapsed on the field after making a tackle. The trainers/medical staff rushed onto the field and realized the severity of the situation, and immediately began CPR, and minutes later they […]

Love One Another

January 6, 2023

January 5, 2023Good afternoon, I went to renew my passport yesterday in Listowel. I had heard the lines were shorter there than in Kitchener. I had to get some passport pictures taken, and so I got them done in Listowel as well. When I arrived at the passport office I was first in line to wait. When my […]

Jesus as Refugee

December 23, 2022

December 22, 2022( I will not be posting blogs from December 25 through January 2nd. )Good afternoon,  So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt,  where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I […]

Soldiers at the Manger

December 23, 2022

December 21 2022 Good morning.The Manger Scene at the bottom of the email is not a traditional or orthodox rendition of the Mary and Joseph story. Soldiers are both shooting at, and defending the manger. Herod wanted to surround the house in Bethlehem, and kill the baby. He did not succeed, but he did kill many babies under the age […]

Waiting for a miracle

December 16, 2022

December 16, 2022 Good afternoon, Prayer ( by Bruce Cockburn ) Song – Waiting for a Miracle Look at them working in the hot sunThe pilloried saints and the fallen onesWorking and waiting for the night to comeAnd waiting for a miracle Somewhere out there is a place that’s coolWhere peace and balance are the […]

A Latin Story

December 16, 2022

December 15, 2022 Good afternoon, ( In yesterday’s blog, I meant to write “Peace to those who are hurting, who can find no peace “, and not “Peace to those who are hurting, who cannot find no peace.) I took Latin for four years in high school. Every once in a while it will help in Jeopardy, […]

God is working

December 8, 2022

December 8, 2022 Good afternoon ,” King Herod… The Magi… Messiah.. escape to Egypt…”  from Matthew 2 “Caesar Augustus… Quirinius, governor of Syria… Messiah… from the line of David”…  from Luke 2 God chose to work out the salvation of the world through regular people. Of course, in the story there are the powerful. King Herod is ruler […]

ADVENT

December 8, 2022

December 7, 2022 Good afternoon, ADVENT I wake to a world riddled with mystery:darkness shot through with the first ray of light.December and still still, the ladybug wants in. Wants to sheltering that thin place between the glass and wooden frame of the patio door. Look: a table spread with star-shaped sprinkled  sugar cookies,  a shimmer of […]

the Jesus found in John

November 22, 2022

November 22, 2022Good afternoon,“Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written“ John 21:25 We are at the end of John. Here in the last chapter, we have two stories and then the […]