Salmon Run

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Everyone knows salmon swim upstream. Attracted by the sound of rushing white water, they point themselves against the current leaping any obstacle in their way.

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Keys to Renewal

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Every now and then we need to go to our bookshelf, dust off an old classic and give it a reread. I recently gave that honour to Charles Finney’s Lectures on Revival.  This book made me think and pray as I roll on my bicycle over pavement enjoying health, wind, and the occasional bug in the teeth.

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Heart Renovation

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Some time ago, I sat with a friend of mine in his new car. It still had that new car smell. I think it was a BMW, I could be wrong. I remember the rain running down the windows in cold wet contrast to the warm super comfortable leather interior. I could feel the envy seeping into my soul.

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Not My Neighbour

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Some lawyers ask too many questions.

One day Jesus is rudely interrupted by a lawyer in the crowd who poses a question,” What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Rather than telling him to shut up Jesus responds, “What is written in the Law?”  Continue reading

Humility? Forget About It

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When I think of humility, my mind immediately goes to figures like Mother Teresa, Ghandi or even Nelson Mandela. It has got to be one of those intangible traits I admire every time it’s exhibited by a leader.

Mother Teresa in a Calcutta orphanage, 1979. Bettmann / Corbis

But what is it really? And how do we get it?

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Praying More

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Lately I have been experiencing a renewed commitment to prayer. I have less desire to talk about it and more of a desire to just practice it. I am praying more with my kids. I am praying more with my wife. I pray more with friends. I am praying more on my own.

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When a Leader Repents

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Repentance is a regular day at office for the humble leader. Granted it’s not an easy day. It’s downright hard for leaders (especially me) to admit they are wrong.

It’s even harder for them (especially me, again) to ask for forgiveness. Continue reading