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Clearing spiritual clutter

Spiritual clutter is anything that drains the vibrancy of our faith or restricts us from living fully in God’s love and grace. Continue reading

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A New Year With God

Making life-decisions about our diets and exercise is a good thing. But let us not forget that our relationship with God is to be the most important part of who we are; Continue reading

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Consolations and desolations

Reflecting on our consolations and desolations help us maintain a sense of divine focus as it forces to linger on our holy moments. Continue reading

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Making confession

From where did we get the curious notion that the call to confession was somehow contrary to the love and grace of God? Why is it that we see confession as an exercise akin to guilt-mongering instead of one that ushers in spiritual freedom and closeness with Christ? Continue reading

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Guest blog: Inside Out and discernment

Discernment is not about finding happiness. It is about finding ourselves and seeking God. It is about pondering our inner movements without negative judgement and prejudice. Continue reading

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The game of minutes

Do you think you can be mindful of God’s presence at least one second of each minute? Or, are there too many other things in our lives that demand our attention? Continue reading

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Childhood spirituality and parental responsibility

Have you ever heard someone say “I do not take my child to church because I want them to choose their own spiritual path.” Have you ever considered the ridiculousness of that phrase? Continue reading

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Kittens or the loss of spiritual integration?

Are soccer games and kitten videos getting in the way of people coming to church? Is the answer the mere removal of these obstacles? Or, do we use these things as clever gimmicks to ‘hook’ people? What if there is there something deeper going on? Continue reading

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Lord, teach us to pray.

Were you ever taught how to pray? Were you ever taught what prayer is, or why we are called to pray? Were you ever showed how to listen for God’s answer? What if we echoed the question posed by the disciples “Lord, teach us to pray”? Continue reading

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Bingo!

There are many bingo challenges that we participate in: books, cooking, crafts, event ice breakers. The gist is the same: try something new, try different ways of expression. Imagine if we were to try new things in out faith nurture the same way we’re willing to try new things in a bingo. Continue reading

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