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Thoughts from the Butterfly Circus

“A perversion of nature. Cursed from birth.  A man, if you could even call him that,  whom God Himself has turned His back upon.” Mendez sneers sarcastically. “How can you say such horrible things? said Will. “Because you believe it!  But if you could only see the beauty that can come from the ashes.” encourages…
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I’m a Little Cracked Pot…

Nothing like a little stress to bring things to the surface of my life that I need to deal with. You know... the not so nice things that you would rather not deal with. Take'em to the backyard, dig a deep hole and burry 'em. Out of sight out of mind! Not quite! I really…
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Life in Healthy Tradition

Let the recovery from the madness of the holiday begin!  Take a deep breath! Let it out and hopefully we can reflect on the joy of the season devoid of the crazy pace of last minute gifts, crowded shopping centers and the discomfort of distended bellies from a week of a non stop feeding frenzy!…
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Aim Higher!

A fascinating video clip of Viktor Frankl, filmed in Toronto Canada in 1972.  In this video, Frankl is calling humanity to aim to a higher standard, to pick a target beyond ourselves and while we may fall short of it, he argues we will reach further or closer to wholeness than if we aimed for…
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We Awaken in Christ’s Body

We awaken in Christ's body as Christ awakens our bodies, and my poor hand is Christ, He enters my foot, and is infinitely me. I move my hand, and wonderfully my hand becomes Christ, becomes all of Him (for God is indivisibly whole, seamless in His Godhood). I move my foot, and at once He…
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Life from Conflict

We co-hosted a weekend gathering in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada.   It was an opportunity for people from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives to share the journey of faith they are experiencing; the good, the bad and the ugly.  For my wife and I this was an exceptional weekend, we enjoyed ourselves…
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The Question

“Who do they say I am?” The question surely rang strange in the hearts of His friends. “What an odd question. What does He mean?” They were all too familiar with Jesus’ stories and twists on old familiar ones. With perhaps some bewilderment they answered “Some say you are a great teacher, some say a…
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Spiritual Health and Growth

Healthy exploration of who we are will be rooted deeply in a healthy sense of God. Soul Significance is a self-directed resource to help you grow and mature in faith and in relationships with others and God. This is not simply completing steps of a program but a life long journey of developing a deeply…
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Resources for the Spiritual Leader

The demands on today’s Pastors and ministry leaders is tremendous! Pressures and challenges which are unique to vocational ministry. Budgetary demands, church growth pressures, pastoral care, Boards, endless meetings, burn out, our families and politics take it’s toll every day as hundreds of churches close under this weight. To add to this, there are significant…
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