Year: 2019

a tear falling from an eye

And He Weeps

Jesus once called to his friend Lazarus to come outside. What makes this unusual is that his friend had been dead for 4 days, and Jesus was standing in front of his grave. Jesus had been messaged several days before that his friend was sick and likely to die. Martha and Mary, sisters of Lazarus, …

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the word 'grace' written in the sky

Showing Grace

I don’t deserve that – He doesn’t deserve that – What makes them think they deserve that? Part of the human ego is a clear sense of what is fair.  We get bent out of shape when we feel that someone is getting an unreasonable break, and we are not. Giving what others deserve and …

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Patience is Hard!

Patience is not something that comes naturally to me. My whole life I have tried (and often failed) to practice patience. Surprisingly, during pregnancy, patience came a bit easier, both with myself and with others. Until last week that is… Now I am in that awkward in-between where I am uncomfortable whether I stand, sit or lay down …

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Joy & Belonging

When you look into what people need in life or work to cultivate joy, there is a common theme of the need to belong. In life, belonging brings one a sense of aliveness, connection, comradery and ultimately joy. At work, studies suggest that feeling part of a team or having a close work friend can …

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the quote "Joy is an inherent inner aliveness" by Richard Rohr

Inner Aliveness

“Joy is an inherent inner aliveness.” – Richard Rohr Joy is one of those tricky things to grasp in our complicated world. I often struggle with what joy looks like when all around there is pain, suffering, oppression, wrongful evictions, unsafe working conditions, and the list goes on. So when I came across Richard Rohr’s thoughts on joy, …

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We The North!

This weekend had a lot of things to celebrate. Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday, where the Church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is essentially the birthday of the Church, as it was the catalyst for its mission to begin. What does this couple thousand-year-old religious event have to do with us today? Pentecost …

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Respect and Dignity

Born With It

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28 Dignity is not the same as respect. Dignity is something we are born with, it is our inherent value and worth. That is why the themes for May …

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Dignity At Our Core

In the new year, The Salvation Army Canada updated their core values. They scaled down from 10 values, to 4 so that we could better remember and understand what we all strive to work within. Dignity is one of the current 4 core values. This reminds us that at our core as an organization, we …

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Happy Easter!

Easter represents such a clear image of a servant king – Jesus life laid down for the whole world. Today we are thankful for that sacrificial love. Let us live like this is true in our lives, let us be the same example with humility and servanthood in all we do as we strive to …

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