Ponder Anew Blog

Decisions decisions decisions

June 8, 2021

une 7, 2021“Lord, I have heard of your fame;    I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.         Repeat them in our day. ”    Habbakuk 3:1The Jesuits ( a Catholic Order ) have a certain way of making decisions. When I was thinking about my position at Floradale I thought about it in this way:1) Reasons to stay2) Reasons to not […]

words and actions

June 8, 2021

June 3, 2021Good afternoon, Mark is the shortest Gospel. It is considered by most people to be the earliest book about Jesus. He tells the story in short stories. Jesus’ words are rare. We hear mostly about Jesus’ actions, miracles, travels and the road to the cross. Jesus’s activity seems very important to salvation. Mark took […]

215 215 215

June 2, 2021

June 1, 2021Good afternoon, 215This is the number from one residential school in British Columbia. It is the number of children that they have found buried at one location. I went to school in Niagara-on-the-Lake. If researchers today found 215 bodies of children at my school, what would the response be ? Why did no one […]

NIMBY or NOT !!!

June 1, 2021

May 31, 2021Good afternoon, As a township councillor, things come up quickly, and sometimes they go away just as fast. We had to vote on whether we would allow cannabis stores in the Township. Then we were told that our municipality is too small. Gone for now. Then there are bridge issues and road resurfacing that take many years […]

June 1, 2021

May 29, 2021Good afternoon, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9 This could be our motto for the last 15 months. Paul, the early church guy, writes these words to a group of believers that might have been suffering. Historians […]


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 […]


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 […]