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A Miracle, one way of defining it, an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency. Another way of explaining it from my perspective, I was exhausted trying to figure out how to put my life in order. I had achieved everything I wanted or thought I wanted, and I was left empty. I got the girl, the family,… Read More

You have to have spiritual ears to hear the meaning of Amazing Grace blown through the pipes along a beachfront in the South West of Western Australia. What a glorious experience! To him it was a tune to be learned, to me it was a melody that conjures up so many remarkable thoughts. A song written by a Slave Trader, John Newton, in the 1700s a few years after he encountered God’s… Read More

Today for most of the Christian world and next Sunday of Orthodox Christians, we observe the greatest moment in the Kosmos. Unfortunately for many, this is a cultural holiday lightly observed that has very little connection to the meaning of life. For us who believe in the Resurrection of Jesus, we celebrate this moment every day. As a result, our hearts are full, our spirit is at peace and our passion is… Read More

Shame often operates from a power imbalance. Regardless of motive, shame can move strong individuals to a place of brokenness. Bosses, managers and those in lead roles can use shame to deter others from misbehaving. Given the circumstances, most individuals carry a greater weight of authority beyond their character. Character and integrity may have been the instruments that opened up the opportunity to take on a lead role, they aren’t always the… Read More

I had the privilege of sharing some of my story to a large group of recovering addicts, only because the founder of the rehab facility wanted my HOPE to rub off on them. The room was electric, men and women from all walks of life, young and old desiring freedom of the soul. In my thirty minute session, I shared a handful of stories injected with real life experiences and I could… Read More

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