Tag Archives: personal experience

Seeing through Jesus

Hey Mike,  We know, according to scripture, God chose the Israelites as his people. Joined together under a covenant. There were several other tribes or nations on the earth and they must have had their own creation stories and modes of worship so was God not with them? It wouldn’t be Yahweh, but it would…
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The 4 Minute Soul Spa

Feeling STRESSED?  We live in a highly pressurized world.  Finances, work, health, parenting, relationships, and trying to juggle a multiplicity different things that are all screaming for our attention.  Add to this how we are bombarded by many constant more subtle stresses reported in the media; wars, economic crunches, accidents, natural disasters war and so much more.…
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Heaven in Hell’s Despair

“Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” -William Blake, from The Clod and the Pebble Love is the primary element in the alchemy of the Beautiful Way. It is the creative, restorative force that enlivens and sustains…
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The Hum of the Creating Heart

It turns out that hum I hear in my head may be something more than the hamster on the wheel!  Can you hear it? Can you hear the hum, the electromagnetic hum of molecules as they interact in all things?  It’s not something we can hear audibly (but I suspect we can intuit), and yet…
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Who Mourns the Sparrow?

Who will mourn the Sparrow? After all, what's a sparrows life worth? How could we measure? Two for a penny? Four on sale? With no fanfare, no prayers, no eulogy No acknowledgement they ever lived Two for a penny? Four on sale? Surely it doesn't escape its creators gaze Assuredly ascending in Her tender care…
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Spirituality and the Sense of Smell

Last Sunday afternoon, my family and I took a walk in a park along the Old Man River in Southern Alberta. The gusty west winds had done their job relieving the old Poplar trees of their leaves. The gusty wind was shifting, and swirling the fallen leaves on the ground. With each step, the crunch of…
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Gratitude: Spiritual Practice Series

Gratitude is more than just saying please and thank you! Gratitude is the proceeds thankfulness. Gratitude is more of an awareness where thankfulness is more thoughtful and action that flows from gratitude. The thank-yous are a social response flowing from gratitude. Gratitude is something we cultivate within ourselves as we begin to shift our thinking from…
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Prayer for Busy People

It’s a no-brainer to say life can be incredibly fast paced and busy for many people! There are more demands for our time than time in a day, and yet we strive to do it all, aware that many things fall through the cracks. Time with God, (prayer) can be one of those things that fall…
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The Grace to Endure the Crushing Things of Life

Words like crushing, dying, despair, utter darkness are good words to describe walking through the valley of the Shadow of Death but are anemic when you have never experienced them, and quite honestly, I hope you never have to. But the reality is, some of us have, and for some of us this may be…
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Growing Up in Christ: Friends not Servants

When my sons were younger, age three or four, it was perfectly reasonable for us as parents to set out their clothing, help them get dressed, cross the street and prepare their dinner plate.   Imagine if my son, the eldest being 21, still waited for mom and dad to set out his clothes, help…
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