A momentary glimpse

Thinking of what to say and actually saying it are sometimes worlds of understanding apart.  Our Children Youth and Family Coordinator, Sophia, is a pro at "going with the flow" and throwing out what doesn't serve... and sometimes that is the best message we can learn. Read More  


Where is the "new" "emerging" "evolving"

"When I came among you it was in weakness and fear, and with much trepidation."  1 Corinthians 2:3 Paul puts the truth before us.  It's a glimpse of the future.  It's not that Paul says we need to be weak and fearful.  That was Paul's experience when he went to Corinth to be part of a faith... Read More  


Leadership Emerging

I spent the last three days participating on the BC Conference Candidacy and Admissions Board, interviewing candidates for ministry.  Some were seeking an invitation to embark on a time of education and formation, responding to a call to ministry.  Others were at the end of their time of formation... Read More  


Church Life

I marvel at the beauty of a crisp clear early autumn day- there really is nothing like it! To witness a tangible shift in the spectrum from greens and golds to reds and browns; an annual visual cue that everything in nature is preparing for the slumber of winter. This is echoed in people- the frenetic pace of... Read More  


Dusty Angels

I was walking Bella (the church office dog) through the parking lot to the woods at the back of the church before heading into work this morning when I noticed something shiny in the gravel.  My brain conjured up possibilities of what the object was in the instant I happened upon it, trying to make sense of... Read More  


Sharing the Stories of Our Lives

So, as a member of the promotions team I was asked to attend a communications workshop that was facilitated by the webhost provider we use.  I'm never sure what these kind of events are going to be like and almost certainly went to "that place" where I simply worried about what I would get out of it.  ... Read More  


Leading or Mending Nets?

I was at a meeting of the church's next level of governance on Tuesday (Vancouver Burrard Presbytery).  It was held at a colleague church in West Point Grey. The meeting began with a self-directed worship in which participants could choose one of five stations of spiritual practice. I chose Lectio... Read More  


Why do we do it?

                          People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. Have a look at the Ted Talks video...the hyperlink is here. Simon Sinek is an advertising... Read More  


Song of the People

Song of the People When I heard John Bell* sing last Tuesday, I knew I would be blogging about the experience. I was at a workshop that Bell led about enlivening congregational singing.  My first reaction when I heard him sing was, O my gosh, John Bell is out of tune.  Two minutes later, I decided... Read More  


Breathe, Sing and Live!

I read this morning in the Sun an article about several school districts adopting a curriculum that teaches students self-regulation.  There wasn't any information on what the curriculum would look like.  However, we do know that when we are in a stable (regulated) state, we are better able to... Read More