Author Archives: rickandlindareed

Remembering Zora in the Pandemic

Two years ago, this Saturday, Zora Kightley won her battle with cancer. It had been a long, protracted battle, one demanding patience, resilience, and faith.  She, and her faithful husband Jim, withstood the devastating blows of bad news from oncologists.  … Continue reading

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Divine Detours

It’s a strange feeling to preach to an empty room, but that’s the experience many pastors are having these days. In recent days, I have recorded a few sermons in virtually empty rooms.  I also wrote a blog post giving … Continue reading

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A Master Gardener, an older kindly gentleman, came to prune our apple tree yesterday.  He doesn’t seem to know there is a coronavirus – he’s whistling while he works outside. He mentioned that he had asked advice from a professional … Continue reading

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“Be Still and Know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10 For over a year, one single word has felled me: [1]  Still. As in:  “Be still and know that I am God.”  Over the past year, through a simple brochure … Continue reading

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The Church in Action (Acts 8)

Acts 8 divides into two halves, both focused on the ministry of Philip, one of the seven leaders chosen to serve the widows in the Jerusalem church (6:5).  The first half of the chapter tells of Philip’s ministry in Samaria … Continue reading

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Praise and Prayer Update (March 12, 2020)

Thank you for praying for us and being part of God’s work in and through Heritage.  Last week I asked to you pray for some teaching opportunities that Linda and I had scheduled:  I preached in Mississauga on Sunday; Linda … Continue reading

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The Preacher and Laziness

The following is a chapter from my book, The Heart of the Preacher. “Must be nice to have a job where you only have to work one day a week.” Like many pastors, I’ve grimaced whenever I’ve heard someone make … Continue reading

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