Expecting to Fly

Spring is one of those great times of year when we start to see the little ones of life stretch their wings and fly. If you’ve ever watched a robin build a nest, you know that the amount of energy expended by both the adult male and female is enormous. In the early days, it’s [Read More...]

What are you for?

In the days when I was building my Centre I noticed there was something that occurred quite regularly. As people became more engaged with the Centre, they would often come to me and ask why we weren’t involved in certain initiatives within the community. Sometimes they wanted the Centre to get behind a march against [Read More...]

The Perils of Blindness

One of the things people often ask me is: how did I go from being a farmer to being a spiritual leader. It all sounds so high-falutin. And even mentioning it makes me somewhat uncomfortable. And yet the question is asked of me again and again. The reason I think people are so curious is [Read More...]

Use Your Inside Voice

A few years back it was popular for parents to remind their children to be quiet by saying: “Johnny, use your inside voice!” Back in the old days children were to be seen and not heard. So it was an improvement when parents started to remind their children to keep the decibel level down so [Read More...]

Courage to Answer the Question

One of the turning points in my life came out of the mouths of babes, in this case my four-year-old daughter. “Who’s Jesus,” she said. Interesting question, I thought. And difficult at the time for me to answer as neither myself nor my wife Deborah attended a church in those days. So, to answer her [Read More...]

The Crosswalk of Life

The other day when I was driving through one of the main intersections in town I spotted three people making their way through a crosswalk. They caught my attention because one of them was a man in a wheelchair. The crosswalk was a bit tricky to navigate because he had to first cross a small [Read More...]

Walking the Road to Creativity

With spring in the air, many of us are taking time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. And it may be that there is good reason to do just that. I came across a study recently that made me think about a common phrase we often hear in New Thought circles: pray and move [Read More...]

One Mind, One Earth

There is an old Spike Milligan poem which tells the tale of a little girl who upon learning that the world is round and is spinning, calls out to her dad: “it makes me feel quite giddy.” I like that poem because it reminds me that we are all very small, and that as generation [Read More...]

Dying to Believe

A number of years ago when I was still a young minister, a congregant told me the story of why she hated Easter. “When I was a child, my house went into mourning and I could never understand why all the other kids were so happy, and sharing presents. “My mother told us in graphic [Read More...]

Sacrifice Nothing

In the opening sequence of the 1960s TV show Star Trek the voice over said: “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” It takes a certain kind of determined mind to take on such a task. Some might consider it arrogance, but when we think about anything great that has ever been accomplished [Read More...]


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