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A Tale of Two Ferns

We like spending time hiking - in the mountains or prairie coulees, and it doesn't much matter which. Hiking has become a meditative activity for us. We really like the various vegetation; wildflowers, junipers, trees, berries, mosses and lichens - we're kinda amateur geeks with it all. It's not so important how far or how fast…
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“It’s muddy. Turn back now.”

So many live life from the ease, comfort and clean shoe preserving parking lot. We pause to take that selfie for our social media, and then we are on to the next parking lot. What the parking lot selfies can never capture is the richness of experience with someone or something.
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A Social Media Spiritual Exercise

Good Sunday morning.My friend Loren Rosser from Arlington, Texas shares this practical spiritual exercise ideally for the social media environment.A spiritual exercise or practice is basically practicing a particular heart attitude or perspective that helps us grow spiritually. Led and empowered by the Holy Spirit these kinds of practices can be used to open our…
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The Hangover – Easter Saturday

Oh man... what did I do yesterday?  It seems like a terrible nightmare.  I am awake now - covered in sweat, trembling and a headache like I had drunk a gallon of wine last night.  I was caught up in something terrible. Something demonic - a mob.  How did this all go so sideways and…
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COVID, Church Services and the Good News of Jesus

A pastor of a church just outside of Edmonton Alberta has been arrested and charged with violating the COVID-19 Provincial Health Orders that among other things limit the size of indoor gatherings to 15% of the maximum fire code capacity.Health officials and RCMP had met with the pastor on several occasions in an attempt to…
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Dream a little Dream with Me

I have been asked, "Where are you coming from with IamSignificant.ca?  Is it self-help/ self-improvement? Or is it spiritual / faith stuff?  Grief/loss care?  What is it?"  I smile and say, "Yes, and more!" I am coming from a place that mystic and monk Thomas Merton so aptly states - it's all spiritual, or none…
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Head to the Heart – Prayers, Poems & Other Stuff

“You must descend from your head into your heart. At present, your thoughts of God are in your head.  And God himself is, as it were, outside you, and so your prayer and other spiritual exercises remain exterior.  Whilst you are still in your head, thoughts will not easily be subdued but will always be whirling about, like snow in winter or clouds…
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Not about the Tool

Many religious expressions come from a deep and rich tradition, and with that comes an assortment of books, songs, sacred space and practices.  These are tools or, if you will, a means to connect with God.  I am all for these things to the extent that they continue to connect folks to a meaningful experience…
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The Both and of Knowing God

There are a couple of ways that we can know. We can know in an epistemological sense and an experiential heart sense. Our western culture has been significantly shaped by Greek philosophical thinking. It forms a lens that shapes the way we see and engage reality. Epistemology is basically the way we can know about…
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Opening Your Heart

One of the challenges in my personal life has been opening my heart. An open heart is an open posture to the flow of love, life, beauty, hope, deeper relationships, new possibilities, healing, and a movement towards a greater wholeness. This is not easy for me for a variety of reasons. If I were honest,…
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