Celebrating 60 Years of Scouting

Following the Opening Prayer How many of you here this morning can count to 60? How many of you here this morning could eat 60 pieces of popcorn in one sitting? How many of you here this morning remember what it felt like to drive for 60 MILES? ..at 60 MILES PER HOUR … when…

Have you not seen?

I should be used to it by now but it amazes me each time this happens – when my life and the scripture readings coincide.  I am Simon this week.  My mother-in-law is sick, she is dying.  She is lying in a hospital bed in Smith Falls with Pneumonia, Pulmonary Fibrosis, and dementia and in…

I’d Rather Not

All of us here know that God calls – we hear it over and over in scripture – we listened to two such stories last week  – when God called Samuel – and when God called Phillip and Nathaniel – we heard it today when God called Peter and Andrew and of course – God’s…

In the Beginning …

When is the last time that you sat in the early morning and watched the sun come up?  It really is remarkable –  it begins in darkness and slowly all around the sky begins to lighten and the darkness begins to fade.  And sometimes if you look towards the east, you notice that the light…