Category Archives: Growing Deeper

Resources for cultivating a life-long journey of a deeply personal relationship with God and more meaningful relationships with others. Rooted deeply in a paradigm of love and acceptance, you continue in your unique Spirit-inspired spiritual / faith journey. Employing the insights of ancient and contemporary thinkers, poets, prophets and sages, you are provided with tools to develop your own unique relationship with God in a way that encourages healthy faith in the day to day of real life. Discovering abundant life and meaning which is consistent with who you were created to be.

Rikers Song: An Ode to Child-like Faith

(First Game) Daddy…  what’s going on? Daddy who are all the faces? I’m not so sure about this Daddy but I’m sure about you. So many children, Daddy. I’ve never played soccer, Daddy. I’m not sure about this Daddy but I am sure about you. So I will stay with you, just for a while.…
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Motivating Employees with Meaning

Motivating employees can be a challenge!  Whether they receive a pay cheque or volunteer, it is important to help your team understand why what they do is important or meaningful.  This sense of meaning can go a long way to increasing productivity, improve employee/volunteer retention and loyalty. Adam Grant, a Wharton management professor, demonstrates this…
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Faith of the Everyday

  Once upon a time, there were two carpenters; framers to be precise. Each day they would arrive at the building site to pound nails, erect walls. The first, a glum man, was asked what he was doing. “I hammer nails,” he replied, looking sour. “Every day, hammer nails and more nails. Day in, day…
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Personal Experience Matters in the Long Run

A modern parable: Filbert was a dog who lived in a small prairie town.   He was a good and happy dog who had a good family that treated him very well.  One day he was rolling in the grass when out of the corner of his eye he saw the biggest rabbit he had ever…
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Seeing in new ways! Experiencing God

Many of us long for more of God, and we seem to have that desire deeply embedded in us, and this longing can manifest as a sense of being disconnected or like something is out of alignment.  The truth is humanity was designed and created for authentic and healthy relationship with God our creator.  We…
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Faith or Certainty

Two Fools on the Road to Emmaus Podcast (Archive) -  Is God angry when we have doubts?  Can doubt be a part of healthy faith?  Today the guys talk about our definitions of faith, and how many of them limit our growth in Christ. Two Fools on the Road to Emmaus is a radio podcast…
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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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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 bury '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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