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The Place Jesus was Born

FaceTime is the medium through which we are saying good-bye to some of the grandkids. “Do you know where Papa and I are going” asks Grandma. “To the place Jesus was born” comes the answer. For some re...

The Moment to Change

When the doctor says, “It would help your blood pressure and a few other things if you could lose some weight” I have to hold back the quip. “No problem! I’ve done it dozens of times.” Part of my inte...

New Life

I am in transition. In the spring of 2016 I leave a salaried role in the church to claim a re-developed life. My new reality will give me the freedom to give increased attention to: key relationships ...

Power of Stories

  Time again to turn to readings for the upcoming term for the Studio for Strategic Leadership at VST. The ability to recognize, tell and engage key stories from various dimensions of our life is...

A Call

A young man had just been admitted with terminal cancer and was not “doing well,” said the Emergency Room attendant. The call came around 7:30 am to Gaye who volunteers as an on-call chaplain at the h...

A transformational thought

This week I will be in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. When I picked up the Globe and Mail in Calgary this morning I was delighted to find the following quote that echoes part of what Emerging Spirit has...

Weak and Safe Stories

The power of stories to shape our lives is known but seldom attended to until we are off the rails and wonder how we got that way. Who wrote the story that we live? Sometimes I wonder just how complic...