Awareness

Red Wine and Fish

So what if I want white wine with beef or red with chicken? Our culture tries to conform to the expectations and the “supposed-to’s” of the status quo. Are we trying to be something we’re not?

A Song and A Smell

Songs and smells are two of the most powerful recallers of memories. Praying with them lets God into the intimate details of your life. Perhaps those magic “sensual” moments are a way of God revealing something special to you.

A Childlike Pause

The other day at a pond by my house I saw a boy who stopped suddenly to look at the sailboats. Nothing special about them, except the boy was experiencing a moment of God’s presence in beauty.

Reading Your Heart

In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, Barney looked over the last 24 hours of experiences to see what his heart told him on his cardiogram. It’s a practice we can use in the spiritual life, sans the cardiogram.

Jesus, you’re weak

“Jesus, you’re weak.” Could you imagine if someone said that to our Lord and Saviour? If someone, even you, walked up to him in person and said those words? But the reality of it is… It’s true.

The God of the Land

Have you noticed how many kinds and colours of fruits and vegetables there are? Our God is a god of the land. The natural world, the farms, the plants, are “thin” spaces where we can find God.