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Please click here for a printer friendly copy. I was sitting with a friend of mine at a Dismas Fellowship dinner a while back and I was watching him try on a new pair of shoes. Bobby (not his real name), is a gentle giant of a man. His feet are size 16 and 4E […]

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Bestselling Christian author Philip Yancy offers his perspective on God and suffering. An interesting point he makes is that in the Bible God never answers the “WHY” questions. We do not know why bad things happen but through Jesus we do know how God feels about those who are suffering.

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I find myself at a conference. In my previous business life this would not be anything out of the ordinary. In fact I spent the last 10 years of my carrer organizing large and expensive gatherings for folks selling large and expensive computers to customers with large budgets and expensive tastes. I find myself referencing […]

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Below is a 10-minute video by Timber Hawkeye who has a very simple guide to happiness – 2 words: be grateful. Hawkeye takes a Zen Buddhist approach to how we can change ourselves and thereby change our world. It is a Christian approach as well as Jesus consistently taught his followers to be still, to […]

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My friend Bill Radigan is a fellow deacon who has chosen to walk with those touch by crime as part of the Friends of Dismas ministry. Below is a homily he recently preached that focuses on a number of interactions he has had with folks on the margins of our society. It speaks to the […]

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Canada is on a march to increased minimum sentences. The mood for taking discretion out of the hands of judges is stronger than ever especially with some highly controversial decisions  of late. Here is a story that at least should give us some cause to wonder if we are doing the right thing. Everyone’s story […]

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Below is a homily from my deacon friend and elder, Robert Kinghorn. I have always enjoyed Robert’s sharing about the small Christian community in Scotland called the Community of the Transfiguration. Here is a homily Robert delivered a few weeks past on the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. It is a message worth thinking about. […]

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This video is a bit on the long side at 16 minutes and might be viewed by some as edgy but young John Styn makes a great point which is that life is about gratitude the realization that each of us can make a difference. What also impressed me about the video is how John […]

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“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving”. –Mother Teresa Nipun Mehta is an interesting person who has dedicated a good portion of his life to delivering hope filled messages. He […]

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This video is a bit longer than what I usually post but if you have 12 minutes this is well worth your time. At age 108, Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer still practices piano for 3 hours every day. At age 104, she had a book written about her life: “A Garden Of Eden In […]

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Here are some ideas of how to take a few moments to live a life of compassion- Think about it! A film by Syed Muzamil Haran Zaidi. More at Lolz Studios. Video from KarmaTube

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Click on the image below to visit the Chalice website to find out how you consider lives of Radical Love by practicing the Spirituality of Subtraction.    

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In the gospel story for this week a young man of good character rushes up to Jesus to proudly proclaim all he had done in the name of God. I can imagine a smile appearing on the face of this  young person as he waits for a pat on the back. Instead we are told […]

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Click Here for a Printer-friendly copy: 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B The following story comes from the book the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Dr. Stephen Covey uses this well know tale as an illustration of what he calls principles or the natural laws of life. It is a true story told […]

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