We Can Get Along!

Last night, Peter and I had the pleasure of attending a Christmas concert at the Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto. We have been attending there once a month for the past several months, among other things to further exposure to the Japanese language. This Christmas concert was put on by seven different Japanese churches around Toronto, all of different denominations. We’ve never seen anything like it! In our experience, it’s a challenge to get two or three churches of the same...

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The Family Business

Thank You for loving me. What an amazing truth: that You, the Creator of the universe love me, a mortal person enslaved to sin. But You haven’t let me stay that way. You have healed me, cleansed me, given me robes as white as snow, called me Your daughter, given me an inheritance as Your child, allowed me to eat at Your table. You spend time with me, talk to me, teach me. You have seen fit to teach me the ways of the “family business”. You want me to be Your business partner in...

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The Gift of Clapping

I have no rhythm. This is a fact that over the years I have grudgingly come to accept. Though I love to clap to worship songs, I invariably start on the wrong beat or lose the spacing between beats very quickly. When my friend, Nancy, was alive she also loved to clap. The difference was: she had rhythm. So, I would follow her lead. That way, I could enjoy the activity without self-consciousness. When I was on the worship team, Peter actually had us practice clapping to “Go Tell It on...

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