Musings about life by Donald Corbett
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  • Nov13Sat

    Hazelwood November 2021 - Just Who Is In Charge Here?

    November 13, 2021 Donald Corbett

    The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the...

  • Oct14Thu

    Hazelwood October 2021 - Something Has Got to Give!

    October 14, 2021 Donald Corbett

    Have you ever found yourself so overwhelmed with everything that’s going on that you have no idea where to start? Do you ever feel like an elastic band that is being stretched to the limit and you know when it breaks it’s going to hurt? How often do you wake up and wonder how you will handle today when you’re still working on...

  • Have you ever been about to do, or say, something when a voice inside your head says, “No, not now!”? You pause and then realize you’re glad you did?

    Perhaps you have been struggling with a major issue or physical pain, and despite frequent petitions to God, nothing seems to be happening. Have you been praying for clear...

  • Apr29Thu

    Hazelwood - Apr 2021 – Love lifted me!

    April 29, 2021 Donald Corbett

    We began this journey on love before the winter snows came, and so far we’ve looked at nine of ten suggested ways to love.  Here they are:

    • Listen without interrupting          Proverbs 18
    • Speak without accusing...
  • Hazelwood – My forever Valentine!

    February is the month of love and almost everyone celebrates February 14 th , Valentine’s Day, in some way.  It’s often a day where you share a special and opulent dinner with your loved one, or simply spend some quiet time together re-energising your relationship.  But do you know...

  • Feb3Wed

    Hazelwood - Feb 2021 – Ten Ways To Love Part 2

    February 3, 2021 Donald Corbett

    Hazelwood – Love; share, give, enjoy

    This year we are celebrating our 40 th anniversary as a congregation and for those of us who were there in the early days, the “Magic Penny” was a favourite children’s song.  The chorus went like this:

    “Love is something if you give it away; give it away; give it away. ...

  • Hazelwood – Love personified

    As we enter the season of Advent, it is a good time to pause and consider the basics of our faith.  As part of our Sunday service, we will mark the approaching celebration of Christ’s birth by lighting one candle of the Advent wreath each week.  Each candle is named as: hope (week one), peace...

  • Nov10Tue

    Hazelwood - Nov 2020

    November 10, 2020 Donald Corbett

    Hazelwood – May his praise be always on our lips!

    Almost every Sunday since the pandemic began, it has been my honour and privilege to welcome you to our worship service and to share in the reading of a Psalm.  Each Monday morning I look forward to finding out what the next week’s reading will be so I can begin to prepare. ...

  • Oct29Thu

    Hazelwood - Oct 2020

    Good News Gardening October 29, 2020 Donald Corbett

    Jesus often used parables to illustrate a particular point in his teaching.  One of his well known parables is the Parable of the Sower – sometimes known as the Parable of the Soil.  This parable is recorded in three of the four Gospels – Matthew 13, Mark 4, and Luke 8.  All three are very similar; here is...

  • May29Fri

    Hazelwood - June 2020

    May 29, 2020 Donald Corbett

    Hazelwood – Are we all really in the same boat?

    “The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.   The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.   So...