August 4, 2020

Grace and peace to you through our Saviour Jesus Christ,

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.” - Ephesians 4:32

We have been living through this life-changing pandemic long enough to be entering a new normal....

July 28, 2020

Grace and peace to you through our Lord, Jesus Christ,

“They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.”  - Jeremiah 6:14

Brett and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary yesterday, and it prompted me to reflect on...

July 14, 2020

Greetings!

“Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for YHWH shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  - Isaiah 40:30

As tim...

June 30, 2020

Grace and peace to you through our Lord Jesus Christ!

     Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication
    with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
 - Philippians 4:6

I’d like to share a short devot...

June 23, 2020

Grace and peace to you through our Lord Jesus Christ!

Many of us have watched movies about pandemics and, try as they might, the movies never captured the day-to-day reality of a real pandemic.  In the first month, I remember a friend saying to me, “I never knew a pande...

June 16, 2020

Grace and peace to you through our Lord, Jesus Christ!

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” - Acts 16:25

This week we learned about Paul and Silas’ journey to Thessalonica.  That journey is part...

June 9, 2020

Grace and peace to you through our Lord Jesus Christ!

“For YHWH will comfort Zion; God will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of YHWH; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of son...

June 3, 2020

Grace and peace to you through our Lord Jesus Christ!
 

It is so wonderful to be back at Briarwood with you all!  I feel healed and restored, and ready to be back in ministry with you all.  
 

During this time when we are all apart, it is difficult to remember...

May 28, 2020

Dear members and friends of Briarwood,

This past Sunday we had the privilege of sharing together in the Lord's Supper. It was odd to do so online, but I know that it was meaningful for many of us. In the everyday stuff of bread and wine we entered the mystery of Christ'...

May 12, 2020

Dear members and friends of Briarwood,

This past Sunday I invited you to explore Psalm 130 in the week ahead. This has always been a powerful Psalm for me. It is particularly verses 5 and 6 that have always been especially meaningful—and they are meaningful in this hard...

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