Ponder Anew Blog

Puzzle or Scrabbble ?

September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020,Good afternoon,” Is life more like a game of Scrabble,  or is it like a jigsaw puzzle ”  …. James Reimer” And those whom he predestined, he also called, and those he called he justified; and those he justified, he also glorified ”  …. the Apostle Paul in Romans 8:30″   “Then he will […]

Praying for the Impossible

September 2, 2020

September 1, 2020Good afternoon,( The family of Dianne Rellinger wishes to thank the Poole congregation for their love and care given towards Dianne during her many years at the church. There was a private family funeral and burial for Dianne yesterday at the church. Please give yourself time to grieve the loss of a good […]

Two blogs for Saturday and Sunday

August 31, 2020

August 29, 2020Good afternoon,”  Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. ”  Matthew 18:23-24 Does Jesus ever smile or laugh ? I do not remember seeing any famous paintings that have Jesus smiling. There […]

Fly To God

August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020.Good afternoon PrayersGod, A friend passed to the other side today. She was ready to go, because she had suffered so long,just trying to breathe every breath,or she may have heard an angel ( or an owl ) calling her name. She will be missed. She loved so much, and so deeply, and for so long.Today, […]

The Prayer Book of Faith

August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020,Good afternoon,” Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with 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 […]

Toward a more equal World

August 26, 2020

August 25, 2020Good afternoon,” Rather than rushing to return to a toxic ” normal” , we should acknowledge the widespread failings of prepandemic society and seize this opportunity to work toward a more empathetic and equitable world, “                                    Tessa McWatt from […]

Fear and Trembling

August 25, 2020

August 24, 2020Good afternoon, ” God says, ‘ Be still, and know, that I am God’ .”    Psalm 46:10” You are always in a rush because you are never sure when you’ll get thrown into the Gulag again. “The first line is from God to the community in the land now known as Palestine / Israel . […]

Wise Girls and Guys

August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020Good afternoon,” Seated in a window a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story, and was picked up dead.”Acts 20:9 This is a story found near the end of the […]

Falling for God

August 18, 2020

August 17, 2020Good afternoon,“Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites.”  Numbers 27:12Moses is invited by God to look onto the Promised Land. But, in the end, Moses is not allowed to go into the land flowing with milk and honey. […]

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 12:21 Pray for Lebanon. It […]