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Come and See

“Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. Come and see. The invite that was extended to discover about this man named Jesus. Come and see. The invite I am learning about in my own life as I share in group life and with others. When I moved to…

Centred-Set

Nerd. Jock. Cool. Geek. In. Out. My childhood involved moving 7 different times by the age of 12. Consequently, I spent considerable time observing people to discover where I belonged. I looked for similarities and differences in others to assess whether I’d fit in. This is a human instinct for survival. Find people who look…

Where Does a Holy God Fit?

Some have heard the phrase used by followers of Jesus, “Leave room for the Holy Spirit.” Or maybe someone has said to you, “Let God fill your life and be your Guide.” Yet grasping at an invisible God can be hard to wrap our minds around. Because the Holy Spirit isn’t an object that you…

How 1+1 = More Than We Would Expect

If I say coffee + chocolate, or salted caramel, what happens in you? “Wow,” right? For many of us these are wow combinations. When multiple influences work together to make things better than they were on their own. Like Han Solo + Chewbacca, or Anna + Olaf, or Mark Messier + Wayne Gretzky. Or when…

Silence and Solitude

In a culture where new is always better and innovation to take everything to the next level is our constant pursuit, I’ve discovered the spiritual practices of the early Church Fathers and the believers before us are often overlooked and even discarded. Relegated to the trash heap as outdated and ineffective for today’s society, we…

An Extended Family

“Get in a Group”. That is a statement I heard, and even encouraged others to do lots in my life. As I continue to walk it out in my personal life I continue to see the incredible gift that life in community is. For my family and me, we moved here recently with no connections…

How Is My Life Changed?

These winter mornings haven’t been easy, especially since it’s been winter since late summer! Yesterday morning was another tough morning for me, but out of habit I still got up, walked downstairs to make coffee, walked to my chair and opened my Bible. Why? Years ago an image from Scripture got embedded in my life:…

Get In A Group

We all have a deep desire to be known. Maybe the only desire that is greater than wanting to be known is the one to belong. From the time I was old enough to have friends, I remember always wanting to know where I belonged. I wanted to know where I could go after school…