Tag Archives: busy life

Gifts,Talents, and Christian Community

Cultivating Christian community has been a wonderful journey for our Amadeo community. We have let go of some things that we think have been unhelpful to vibrant Christian community. We have picked a few of those things up again for a time and a purpose - and then laid them aside again. While this has…
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Love Has Feet

Eugene Peterson writes in the Message translation of the Bible that in so many ways love has been graphitti'd over by a self-absorbed culture.  Our modern love stories are more akin to lust stories, and when we look closely at today's idea of love it is really quite anemic and, for this reason, lacks any…
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45 Things to Live Well (41-45)

In our final installment of 45 Things to Live Well we explore the theme of work.  Despite popular opinion, work is a healthy and worthwhile endeavour.    We do need to remember that balance is key as we need to learn to work to live instead of living to work.   Work can be an important part…
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45 Things to Live Well (36-40)

In this instalment of 45 Things to Live Well we look at a few things which can bring some healthy balance to our lives.   Balance is not always the easy way through but also some things that may cause us to stretch in healthy ways.  The danger I think is when we get one-sided…
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45 Things to Live Well (31-35)

Here we go with the next 5 things from the list of 45 Things to Live well.   It is often a great reminder as we think about some very practical things that authentic faith is walked out in real life.  This "real" entails the body, soul and spirit.  It is also good to remember…
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A Terrible Case of the What if

Last night, while I lay thinking here, some What ifs crawled inside my ear and pranced and partied all night long and sang their same old What-if song: What if I'm dumb in school? What if they've closed the swimming pool? What if I get beat up? What if there's poison in my cup? What if I start to cry? What if…
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45 Things to Live Well (26-30)

It has been said there are three ways to gain wisdom; 1) By reflection and thought, 2) From watching and learning from others and 3) By personal experience.  The first two are perhaps the most expedient but if you are like me, sometimes you have to learn the hard way by experiencing it first hand.…
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Be Still

One of the things I hear most often from many folks is the chronic busyness of life.   They are bombarded from all directions, all day so it seems to many.    This driven pace is often a reflection of one's inner life - their thoughts and emotions, and as such it is often difficult…
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Show Me the Way

It has become a bit of a frustrating game with the Lord the past couple of years.  The way we interact has changed and so the way He tends to speak to me has been changing.  It has been comical in a sense because I find myself in a kind of argument, two ways with…
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The Courage to Live Life Before We Die.

A friend forwarded me a list from a palliative care nurse. I know it has made its rounds on social media.  That being said, I thought it was quite moving. For those who may not know, palliative care is the care given to those who are dying.  I found the list interesting from the perspective…
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