Is God Among Us Or Not?

Yes, there is God. I’ve said this before, I’m sure, because it’s what I believe.  You are welcome to your own belief and if I can help to encourage you, reassure you, engage you and help you grow in your belief or understanding of God, I would.  And if you...

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Diet Tips For Spiritual Nourishment

I’m eating cheezies while I write this.  The good ones.  You know, those ones made in Belleville, Ontario.  I’m pretty sure they’re good for you.  They’re crunchy and they’re orange.  I like that. That’s important to me, because I’m a very discerning eater.  Some people might say I’m fussy or...

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Moving Forward From The Past To Embrace The Future

Social media is full of back to school pictures this week.  Even the Royal Family posted pictures of Prince George heading to school for the first time.  Lots of other families, all royal in their own way, posted pictures from pre-school, kindergarten, all the way to high school and beyond. ...

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Conquering the Scary Road To Confrontation

Confrontation takes many forms and occurs in a variety of situations. For example: If you play competitive sports, you confront the opposing team. If there’s someone standing behind you and you turn to face them, that’s a simple physical act of confrontation. If you have a problem with someone or...

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7 Ways to Exercise Your Faith Outside Of Church

I hate to sound super cheesy, but I fully believe that faith is a muscle, and in order to keep that muscle strong, you have to exercise it. I’m going to accept my cheesy-ness and call it by its proper name: Faith-ercise.  Now, we’re all aware that church is the...

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Planting A Seed Of Wonder

Jesus once taught about what the kingdom of God was like by saying that it was like a mustard seed: the tiniest of seeds grows into a bush so big that birds can nest in it.  It’s a great metaphor for a common biblical theme, that greatness often comes from...

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Making Time For Prayer

Do you pray? Just to be clear, I’m not asking about those times in church when the pastor says “Let us pray” and we all bow our heads or kneel and share in a prayer made on our behalf.  Nor am I talking about those times we share in the...

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Can the seed grow anywhere?

Jesus told a lot of parables.  The Parable of the Sower is a familiar one that appears in each of Mark, Matthew and Luke’s gospels.  It’s the only one that Jesus, himself, explains.  I think that’s a feature that’s part of his explanation to the disciples of why he uses...

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Where is the Love?

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there always seems to be a lot of talk about love in church.  Yes, I confess that I tire of it, sometimes, too – when we just talk.  It does seem like it’s one of the two most talked about things in church...

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