Tag Archives: maturity

Mind the Gap

Have you ever wrestled with the way you wished things were and the way they actually are?  If you are like me, there is a tendency to go one of two ways: get cynical and wash my hands of it all or to the other extreme where I bury my head in the proverbial sand and…
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All about Heart :: Michael Rose

Meet Michael Rose, the founder and Director of IamSignificant.ca.  In this short video Michael introduces IamSignificant.ca at it's very foundations- Heart.  Michael gives a brief overview of the resources available with IamSignificant.ca and also explains Christian Life Coaching and Spiritual Direction for cultivating more, vibrant meaningful lives.  Get a fuller picture of the heart that infuses IamSignificant.ca and…
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Becoming Christian Community on the Go!

I used to believe that before we could do out reach we had to have our own house (read church) in order. And while this is partially true, the reality remains we will never see our church in perfect order.  This being the case, we will never leave the four walls of our building to reach out…
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Leveraging Conflict for Healthier Community

The following is an excerpt from my book "Becoming Love. Avoiding Common Forms of Christian Insanity".  In this brief section I begin to explore how to steward conflict in church communities with love. _______________________________ In the context of the Love Paradigm the Church community is a reflection of the Kingdom of God, if only as through…
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Discernment Between the Ditches

Discernment is a significant challenge for many folks and this is an important part of learning to walk in the Spirit and to walk by faith.  Discernment is the process of determining an action to be taken or not taken, a choice to be made or a direction to head when the way is not…
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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is the continuing response to the reality of God’s grace shaping us into the likeness of Jesus Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit. This is in a community of faithful, forgiving friends who are on the similar journey - the Church (however it looks).   This is a life long journey,…
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Not just a Sex Addiction – Pornography

There is a great deal written about the toxic aspects of pornography in the lives of people from many walks of life and sadly, this material is far less than the easy, abundant clicks to access mountains of online pornography.   The insidiousness of Internet porn is reaching into the lives of many men (at…
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Money, Giving and the Obligation of Love

The subject of giving and money often are areas of contention in many communities and perhaps no more so than in Church communities. There are many high profile and many everyday examples of an unhealthy emphasis on money which contributes to the fairly widely held belief that Church is more concerned about money than anything…
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A Humbling Homily

Humility is one of those things in life I have always struggled with.  It is considered a pillar of Christianity, and an attribute we should demonstrate regularly as Jesus’ coheirs, who supposedly bear his image to the world.  Any sincere Christian who has read the gospels can see that, in light of the self-righteous Pharisees,…
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Apocalyptic: Godzilla & the Kingdom of God

[I wrote this article a few years ago and I am re-posting it for our members.  The turmoil in financial markets, weird weather and other environmental events serve to stoke the fire of anxiety and stimulate an increased appetite for end-times musings.  It is important that we keep our eyes focused on Jesus and the…
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