“If someone told you 6 months ago that a global catastrophe would occur in March 2020 of such magnitude that it would grind all industrialized nations to a halt, you’d have thought them insane.” Mark Wanders A few years ago, we met a man in Florida who was part of a team whose primary goal … More Corona. Seeing Grace in Global Crisis
Just look around for a moment. Teachers protesting and shutting down schools province-wide in Ontario…thousands of students out of school. Wet’suwet’en land dispute protests shutting down railways and roads crippling our country…indigenous people frustrated; thousands of people being laid off. Businesses closing or moving out of the country for 2020…Pier 1 Imports, Bose, Things Engraved, … More How much more will it take?
Sometimes God allows tests in our lives to prove what He has already taught us. Sometimes a test reveals we weren’t listening very well in the first place and need the lesson again. Mark Wanders
“To show up as my BRILLIANT self, I must be able to show up WHOLLY as myself.” paraphrased from Bozoma Saint John We’ve been fed too many lies from others as to how we “have to” show up. We were created unique, purposefully, and with care. People shine when they are given room to flourish … More Room for the brilliant self
Steeped tea. The art of soaking tea leaves in water to flavour an otherwise tasteless substance. Ever made a nice hot cup? The aroma alone as it’s steeping awakens in us pending enjoyment of the steaming full-bodied beverage. Steeped just right makes just the right flavour. And then, you bring the steaming tea towards you…mmmm…. … More Steeped tea… towards Meditation
Loving the difficult people in our life is a reminder of God loving us.
Funny how ‘I’ is the center of HAPP-I-NESS. Maybe a warning if we’re a little to zealous in pursuing it.
“In spite of all our plans and preparations, the best (youth) ministries are continually working and improving their plans, rewriting the script every day, laying tracks just a few yards ahead of the train.” Mark DeVries, Sustainable Youth Ministry An acquaintance asked me the other day to share some insights from working 15 months in … More 15 Insights in 15 Months
Ever have this? You’re hardly out of bed in the morning, and you find yourself complaining about something. I’ve done this. Once it starts, out comes more…and next thing you know…it’s dominated my morning. Then I catch myself and think, ‘I gotta quit this.’ One of the easiest joy-zapping things to do in life is … More Changing ONE Thing, Changes Everything
Christmas and Marriage meet “In order to keep our expectations of love for each other realistic, we must look deeper and wider than our love for one another. We must look to the source of LOVE. Even when we love each other well… when we continuously learn and grow to do this in creative new … More Can you LOVE me like this? Part 3