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Cultivating Healthy Business Relationships

Andrea owns and operates an online retail store.  A significant part of her value proposition, that which brings value to her customers and distinguishes her from other online retailers, is a commitment to relational retailing. The challenge many critics of e-commerce have is the impersonal aspect; cold and mechanical but Andrea through careful planning has…
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Rhythm of the Heart: Alabaster Love

One of the Pharisees asked him over for a meal. He went to the Pharisee's house and sat down at the dinner table. Just then a woman of the village, the town harlot, having learned that Jesus was a guest in the home of the Pharisee, came with a bottle of very expensive perfume and…
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What Forgiveness can mean to You

Forgiveness is more than just forgiving because we think "it is the right thing to do" but because in choosing to forgive those who have hurt us we are taking a step toward peace with ourselves and thus towards a deep profound sense of freedom. Forgiveness doesn't mean we simply 'forget' what happened or that…
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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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