Caught up in love

I wonder what it feels like to be a fish. One day you’re swimming around, minding your own business, maybe hanging out with some other fish, just getting comfortable in a nice little eddy, snacking on stuff floating by, when – BAM! – you’re hooked. Next thing you know you’re...

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Robin King – Conflict and Connection, at the Deep End

In their first encounter with Jesus, his disciples were asked to try putting out their nets once more, but first he asked them to go deeper. We are given opportunities every day to go deeper in connection, relationship, compassion and understanding. It gets difficult, and messy, but if connection is...

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Under the Sea

How deep is your love? When we think of the story of Jesus calling the first disciples, we might remember that they were fishermen and the classic line about him calling them to come and “fish for people.” That story is in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. In...

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More than just noise

“If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13:1) The apostle Paul could sure speak like an angel when he wanted to and he certainly does it here. These words introduce...

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Javan Bernakevitch – Designing a Resilient Life

A skilled practitioner in providing peace of mind, Javan works collaboratively with homesteaders, organizations and families creating regenerative landscapes and livelihoods. After a long period of living at reduced capacity in the wake of illness, a car accident and family struggles, Javan reflects on what helped him weather the storms that...

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The Sum of its Parts

Body image has really become an issue lately. Nope. I misspoke. Body image has always been an issue. Thankfully, more and more people – especially young people – are speaking out and drawing attention to the profound impact your perception of your appearance can have on your wellbeing. That perception...

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Your Table Is Ready

Back in 2017, there was an obscure and not well received movie called Table 19. Few people saw it, still more than critics thought it deserved, but it had an interesting premise. It’s about a group of people who all end up seated together at a wedding at Table 19....

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Jesus is back, and he brought the wine!

Right at the start of his ministry, Jesus gathers with ordinary people, in the sketchy part of town, and he brings wine to the party! And not just any wine, the good stuff. Was the “water into wine” simply a parlour trick, or truly a miracle? What are miracles, magic,...

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