Entries by Debora Buerk

Instead of a Resolution…

The passage from Revelation 21:1-6A invites us to embrace God’s presence in the new year. Instead of fleeting resolutions, we’re encouraged to seek a guiding “word” for the year. This intentional exploration fosters a deeper connection with God and a mindful approach to the year ahead. Embrace the journey and stay receptive to God’s guidance.

Baptism of Jesus

In Mark 1:9, Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan River, symbolizing unity with humanity. Baptism symbolizes grace, transformation, and renewal, representing God’s presence and claiming of individuals. It’s a continuous process and an invitation to let the Holy Spirit guide our lives. The baptismal blessing assures us of God’s unwavering love and claim on us.

22. The Christmas Story.

The First Nations Version of the New Testament tells the story of Mary (Bitter Tears) and Joseph (He Gives Sons) journeying from Nazareth (Seed Planter Village) to Bethlehem (House of Bread) for a census at the orders of the Romans (People of Iron). Unable to find lodging, Mary gives birth to Jesus in a sheep cave. That night, shepherds witnessing a great light see spirit-messengers announcing the birth of the “Chosen One”. They visit Mary and Joseph, then spread the news about the child’s birth.

Day 15. Shepherds.

“Shepherds” is the first part of a trilogy by Kathleen Heppell, telling an embellished tale of how lowly shepherds, on receiving the news of Jesus’s birth by an angel, visit the stable to worship. Remaining joyful despite skepticism, they spread this divine news.