Still Points

The Kitchen of Love: Eating Gimpy

In the kitchen of love,  only the beautiful are killed. Death does not frighten a true lover  for those not dying for love are already corpses. –Rumi Translation by Maryam Mafi and Azima Melita Kolin I knew it was her as soon as I pulled the bag out of the freezer.  I knew because she looked …

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Keep Within

Keep within, And when they say, “Look here,” or “Look, there is Christ.” Go not forth; for Christ is within you.                            –George Fox, Quaker mystic Everywhere we look, there are signs and reminders that the best thing we can do for each other is to physically separate ourselves—to keep within our homes when we …

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The Other Edge (George Meier)

If you’re a hockey fan, you’ll know the famous Sidney Crosby—one of the greatest players ever. And if you are a hockey player looking to improve your game, you can watch Sidney demonstrate skating drills using the outside edges of his skates on YouTube. In hockey skates, a small, hollow trough runs the length of …

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Oh, honey

We had never met although we had friends in common, interests in common, were about the same age and lived in villages just down the road from each other. Now I was never going to know her. So I thought. +++ +++ +++ I got the text from a mutual friend, who knew I might …

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Dancing (George Meier)

If we are part of a shrinking church membership, at some point we will get booted out into the world.  So, from one point of view, why wait for the doors to hit you on the way out?  Why not reinvent the church in the very centres of our communities?   At least we will get …

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Facing Reality (George Meier)

When I began full time ministry in 1992, my call was to help churches facing difficulty to become again a vital and transforming presence in people’s lives.  My frame of reference was the church as the indispensable container for experiencing, nurturing and sharing God’s love.  We just needed healthy churches and everything would be fine.  …

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