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Giving up Chronic Outrage for Lent

I’m giving up chronic outrage for Lent. I'm exhausted dumping my energy into being chronically outraged because there is an endless supply of situations to be outraged about. I just can’t do it anymore. I am finding that chronic outrage doesn't make way for us to do anything about the issue other than joining in…
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Trash Talk with Scripture

In my quiet time this morning I was reading a piece of scripture for the New Testament. I found myself lingering around Jesus’ temptation in the desert in Matthew 4. 5Then the Slanderer carries him off into the Holy City, and stood him upon the pinnacle of the Temple, 6And says to him, “If you…
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Christmas: An Overcoming Light

Do not lose Hope.  Do not be afraid. Perhaps a bizarre way to begin a Christmas message but it has been a season of pain and loss; personally and for many that I have had the opportunity to support on their journey.  Even in our news feeds there is no shortage of stories of pain,…
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Dealing with Grief through Christmas

Christmas can be stressful for many people - the gift buying, the intense social schedule, financial pressures.  These aside, for many people the holidays seem to make extra fresh the grief we feel with the loss of a loved one.  This grief can certainly be a result of losing a family member or close friend…
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War on Christmas?

Christmas is a very special time of year for many people. It is full of precious memories and traditions that often hold a deep sense of meaning, ones that have often been celebrated for generations. The times are a changing - and with that so does our culture. With the demise of Christendom (empire of…
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Conspiring for Wholeness

I was walking with a friend, and we were talking about life and its challenges.  We were talking about how sometimes we can get driven along by the frenetic pace of life, lose our balance and be tossed around on the currents of circumstances, feeling like we are adrift and aimless.  And other times, like…
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Missing God in both Success and Failure

Why is it that when I sense a leading from God and follow through, the results so profoundly determines my hindsight? If things fit together with ease and all goes well I am confident that I have indeed heard God. Alternately, if things blow up in my face, I am suddenly stricken with a rash…
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A Saskatchewan Rainbow and Divine Love

We were driving the Trans-Canada Hiway on our way to a Kite Festival in Swift Current, Saskatchewan when this scene filled the horizon ahead of us. I can't recall seeing such a vivid rainbow.  The colours were rich and shimmered and seemed to pop in a way I had never noticed before.  I found my…
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Listen Deeply – a Contemplative Prayer exercise

The practice (grace) of seeing God in and through all things will serve us well in season and out. I invite you to sit quietly and turn your thoughts to Jesus.  In this contemplative prayer exercise relax and picture Jesus and let that image come to rest in your heart.  This is a gentle practice…
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The Humility Substitute

We sat across the table from each other, sipping our coffee. He wasted no time. "Mike, the first time we met I would have told you I had perfect doctrine. I wouldn't have said it that way, but the truth is I thought my doctrine was perfect. For the past 47 years, I have been…
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