Ponder Anew Blog


May 27, 2021

May 26, 2021Good afternoon,” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ ”        Matthew 22:37” And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when […]


May 27, 2021

May 25, 2021Good afternoon ” Covid may have hastened Christianity’s decline”    from the National Post  May 23, 2021″ Christ …not causes,… healing….  not hostility, … relationships… not real estate, … innovation…. not indignation, … substance…. not success, … trust not technology… ”   from a paper given to me by Paul Jantzi. As we move […]


May 25, 2021

May 22, 2021Good afternoon, Today I have been asked to pray for Palestine. I will gladly do that. The event is sponsored by a Palestinian rights group out of London, Ontario. They want to continue to pray for peace, even though a ceasefire has been enacted. I was asked to participate through Hannah’s contacts with Christian Peacemaker Teams. […]


May 25, 2021

May 21, 2021 Good afternoon To the angel  ( messenger )    of the church in Ephesus, … Smyrna, … Pergamum,… Thyatira, … Sardis,… Philadelphia and Laodicea  – from Revelation 2 and 3 The angels or the messengers can be seen as the Spirit. The writer of this vision seems to know the churches well. He points out their good qualities , as […]

Lifted By Unseen Hands

May 25, 2021

May 24, 2021Good afternoon, ” Lifted by unseen Hands .”  haiku 2021 Lifted into the air. I can have a better sightlines. I can see the people, the trees and the clouds. I want to be lifted by God, so I can see the world in new ways. Or, I want to just to stand taller, have more […]


May 21, 2021

PRAYER  Spirit of the Living God,  I understand that you are the third person of the  Trinity.   Trinity is not an idea from the Bible.   But you, the Son and the Father are God.   I do not know how it all works.   Do you feel like the lost third person ?   Creator , Redeemer, and you are the sustainer.  […]

And Also With You !

May 18, 2021

May 17, 2021Good afternoon, “The Lord be with you” Old anwer : “And also with you. “New answer : “And with your spirit.” This part of the Catholic liturgy, that is said every time that the Mass is performed. It was changed in 2008, and it was a big deal. Saying the same thing over and over is important. […]

The Spirit of the Church

May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021 Good afternoon,“the prophet Hananiah son of Azzur, who was from Gibeon, said to me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and all the people: “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. ”        Jeremiah 28:1-2 These are […]

A few feet make a difference

May 18, 2021

May 14 2021 Good afternoon.” … we will all be changed, in an instant,  in the twinkling of an eye … ”         I Corinthians 15: 51-52 A few weeks ago, Orvie Bowman was riding his bicycle along the side of the road, just north of Elmira.  It is a busy road. It was during the day. […]


May 7, 2021

DARK NIGHT OF THE SOULUpon a darkened nightThe flame of love was burning in my breastAnd by a lantern brightI fled my house while all in quiet restShrouded by the nightAnd by the secret stair I quickly fledThe veil concealed my eyesWhile all within lay quiet as the deadOh night thou was my guideOf night more […]