Are You ESSENTIAL?

Depends who is asking. Ask anyone, are you essential? Is what you do essential? Is the business you run essential? Most of us would answer yes. Of course. To ourselves, to our clients, to our families, to our communities, and to our province… maybe even further. And all of a sudden, because of some random … More Are You ESSENTIAL?

Pain, shame, suffering… towards Deliverance, Freedom, and Hope at Easter

This world was created very good, but was susceptible to pain, shame and suffering. Interesting that this same world was delivered through pain, shame, and suffering. This world is a fallen world. Fallen from its original very good state. It has been subjected to sin and evil and has become a world of pain, shame … More Pain, shame, suffering… towards Deliverance, Freedom, and Hope at Easter

A Dark Day for Canada

“Reduced freedoms for one member of society are essentially reduced freedoms for all. That touches on the heart of what’s essential… we really are in this together, as citizens.” This week holds a dark day for Canada. In Edmonton, Alberta, a pastor was imprisoned in connection with holding worship services during provincial restrictions. Before we … More A Dark Day for Canada

Unpacking the Gift of Reality, “I’m not ok.”

Christmas is a time of wonder, excitement, anticipation, beauty…… and stress. This year particularly.  We’ve all had our share of curveballs, cancellations, and complications.  Tired of a dragged-out pandemic. Often we give gifts.  Including gifts of our time, our talents, ourselves, our homes, whatever. What about giving the gift of sharing with those close to … More Unpacking the Gift of Reality, “I’m not ok.”

Beliefs. Everyone has them. How do yours hold up?

Everyone has beliefs. Everyone believes something. Our beliefs inform our daily living…how we live and how we act, and how we view who we are and the world we live in.This, our worldview, is established by things we believe to be true. It contributes to the very fabric of who we are. Beliefs attract related … More Beliefs. Everyone has them. How do yours hold up?

Need Rest?

“I will give you rest.” How many people can say that? I will give you rest. Do we need rest? Of course! Especially in this world. But do we always find it? No. Can you or I give it? No… not likely. Sometimes we can have a calming affect on people and likewise they on … More Need Rest?

Presidential Debate: 2 house rules could change everything

Last night I watched some highlights from the Presidential Debate.I was shocked at the conduct of these two US leaders. Perhaps two simple house rules may have changed things completely: Love your neighbour as yourself. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. And these aren’t to remain as house rules…but … More Presidential Debate: 2 house rules could change everything