When God Says, “Not right now…”

Reflecting on outcomes; not letting outcomes reflect us

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You’re passionate about a new opportunity. You’ve applied for a new role. You’ve been nominated for leadership. You know God is stirring up a passion for new ideas and strategic initiatives in your life, but for some reason the outcome doesn’t match the passion. The opportunity closes. The job is awarded to another person. Another candidate is chosen. What happens when God says, “Not right now…?”

When God Says Not Right Now

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God is Calling You…You Little Weirdo

Understanding our place in the Kingdom

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Ever wonder if God can actually use someone like you? Do you think you’re too weird, or not cool enough for God to use you for something great? I don’t think you’re alone, but I do think you’re weird — and that’s a good thing. God uses weird people in the Kingdom all the time, and He is more than willing to use you too.

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7 Things Every Pastor Loves To Hear

Showing authentic appreciation for your pastor

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Pastor appreciation can sometimes be superficial. We often think we have to “do something special” in order for the pastor to understand they are appreciated. As a pastor myself, I won’t turn down baked goods or a restaurant gift card, but I’ve come to learn that honest appreciation is experienced through ministry participation and honest servant-hood.

7 Things Every Pastor Loves To Hear

Here are 7 things I love to hear from my parishioners (and I’m sure every other pastor can agree):

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Dear Wife (And Mother of Young Kids)

An open letter to my Wife.

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I don’t express my gratitude enough to my wife. Instead, I find we just keep going from day to day assuming the other person is doing what they have to do to make the family work. Mother’s Day is always a good reminder to make sure we realize and actually say how grateful we are for their selfless efforts. This is an open letter I wrote, with my wife in mind:

dear wife with young kids

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Homelessness: People Without Options

The ABCs of our Responsibility

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A recent study was was released showing the increase in homelessness in St. John’s, NL. On one day, in particular, there were at least 166 who did not have a place to call home. In a city the size of St. John’s, they are ‘sobering numbers’.  This post is based on my experience in Toronto, but the truth of our responsibility remains.

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I ask myself: what would become of me if I received a series of unfortunate events? What if I lost my job…couldn’t make my financial obligations…lost my home and car…and my life completely changed? What would happen?

More than likely, I would have options. With so many family members and friends, that care about me, they wouldn’t let unfortunate events spiral out of control. I have options.

But what if I didn’t have options? What would happen then?

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