Reed Fleming

What’s In Your Hand?


“What do you have in your hand?” Answering a question with a question seems to be one of God’s favourite ‘go to’ responses. Moses was trying to figure out his mission. What was he to do? and How was he to do it? I am often asked to tell the story of the beginning of […]

Just Like The First Christians


This must have been how the first Christians spent their summer. We held the last in a series of Street Hope Barbecues. We had celebrated each summer holiday dining el fresco. Earlier this summer the sister of one of our core members gave us a barbecue for just such occasions and then John our helpful […]

My Dia- Tribe


I asked the question “Do you know the only place salt is absolutely useless?”  The answer of course was, “In the salt shaker!”  Jesus says of his followers, the ones with the beatitude attitude, that they are the “salt of the earth”. Salt does a lot of things. It preserves, it melts (important to us […]

Charmed, I’m Sure!


I don’t know how normal this is but I often wake up with a song in my head. This morning I awoke with the lyric “All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to thy blood.” These are words from the hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”. I spent some time […]

Looking For an Attaboy


The timing couldn’t have be better! This week we were studying and discussing “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” The week has been filled with all sorts of fears and rage and hate so this was very timely for us. The reward here is very appealing. I remember […]

I Don’t Feel Like Writing


I don’t feel like writing today! I have decided that that in itself, is a good reason to write. I remember years ago when Capt. T. gave me an assignment, I said “I don’t feel like it.” To which he replied “If you did feel like it, what would you do?” and the continued “Do […]

Slowly Crossing the ‘Red Sea’


We are marvellously bogged down. We were making good progress in our study of Matthew and have come to a construction zone. We were zooming along the highway of the Gospel. We were slowed a bit during the Temptations like tourists we slowed to take in the scenery but traffic ground to a snail’s pace […]