Saturday, October 5, 2013

If God is God - God is more than one can imagine - God allows humankind to be foolish - and God allows us to be wrong. God doesn't laugh at us when we're wrong, or foolish. In those moments - God dies for us and loves.
How small is your faith? Faith like a mustard seed!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Introducion - Proper 19 - 2013-08-11

Isa 1:1, 10-20PS 50:1-8, 23-24Heb 11:1-3, 8-16 – Luke 12:32-40
Intro to the Readings
The Collect brings to mind the fruits of the Spirit – love, joy and peace.
Isaiah prophesies to those who live by violence, abomination, and arguing with the Lord.
With the urgency of renewal the Psalmist cries out “God will come and will not keep silence.” God is a consuming fire!
The writer to the Hebrews says that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for” - that which is seen and that which is not visible. Writing for children CS Lewis said “things are not always as they appear.”
Lord Baden Powell’s scout mottol – “Be Prepared” - is a good way to perceive today’s Gospel – “Be Prepared.”

Be Prepared” – hear God’s Good News and live in faith as Abraham, the Father of all, lived in the land of promise so that God’s children may receive their inheritance.

Friday, May 10, 2013

What is the Parson Reading Now? - Life and Work in Newfoundland by Fr Julian Moreton

What is the Parson Reading Now?
Life and Work in Newfoundland by Fr Julian Moreton

Among my father's papers I came across a reprint of Fr Julian Moreton's book Life and Work in Newfoundland. This book was published in 1863. Fr Moreton was stationed at Greenspond from about 1850 to June of 1860. Gooseberry Island and Flat Island were among the communities he visited and ministered to.

Fr Moreton shares his experience of ministry in Newfoundland for his readers in England, and in particular for the supporter of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, which sponsored clergy and schoolmaster in Newfoundland at that time.

The book can be accessed at: