The Manifest Ego

In this teaching, one of our greatest values is the truth that our thoughts and feelings create our reality, and not the other way around. This mindset helps us pay attention to what we are thinking, so that we can take an active role in creating what we choose to have in our experience rather [Read More...]

The Lessons of Fear

How many times have you been afraid? And when you have been afraid, what action did you take? My hope is that you’ve been afraid more times than you can think, and while you may not be able to say this of every occasion more often than not you took action to overcome the fear [Read More...]

Pride is a Many Splendored Thing

The conversation is turning. Only a decade ago religious ministers across North America who chose to speak about gay rights did so largely from a place of opposition. Now the tide is turning. This week, the Methodist church chose to reinstate one of its ministers who only six months earlier was defrocked for officiating at [Read More...]

Let the Killing Stop

On the same day that thousands of members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police mourned the murder of three of their colleagues in Moncton, New Brunswick, one man was shot on the street in an upscale urban part of Vancouver, on the other side of the country. Meanwhile in the United States, a couple already [Read More...]

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...]


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