N. Graham Standish: What are the next chapters of your church’s narrative?

Photo by Malerapaso   By N. Graham Standish Executive director, Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting FacebookTwitterEmailPrint   Leading a congregation into the future requires understanding its story — and helping it envision what new chapters might come next. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 I recently had a conversation with a pastor about her first month in a new … Continue reading “N. Graham Standish: What are the next chapters of your church’s narrative?”

Twelve Step Eucharist bridges recovery and faith

By Joelle Kidd January 3, 2019 “We’re all in recovery of some sort,” says Canon Nancy Ford   Canon Nancy Ford, deacon to the city at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, B.C., was well-acquainted with the concept of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) thanks to years of working as a counsellor. But the more she thought about … Continue reading “Twelve Step Eucharist bridges recovery and faith”

Samuel Rahberg: How to foster a healthier year in ministry

Finding time for solitude with God is a cornerstone to a healthier year in ministry. Bigstock/marcelmooij By Samuel Rahberg Director, Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Two strategies — seeking solitude with God and companionship in stewarding one’s vision — will help good intentions become realities in the new year, writes a spiritual director. Tuesday, … Continue reading “Samuel Rahberg: How to foster a healthier year in ministry”

‘You can’t be selfish and survive’ in Canada’s harsh but beautiful North

By Joelle Kidd December 24, 2018 The Ungava Peninsula in Nunavik, northern Quebec, is flanked by Hudson Bay on one side and Ungava Bay on the other. Here, above the treeline, wide open skies frame sweeping views of snow through the crisp, cold air. “It’s a beautiful place, amazingly beautiful,” says Esther Wesley, co-ordinator of … Continue reading “‘You can’t be selfish and survive’ in Canada’s harsh but beautiful North”

Six pasta bowls and domestic tyranny

By Michelle Hauser December 22, 2018 Panic had left the man no room to be polite. An abrupt tap on my shoulder was all he could manage before getting down to business: “Is this a pasta bowl?” It’s not the first time I’ve been singled out in a thrift store. My basket screams savvy second-hand … Continue reading “Six pasta bowls and domestic tyranny”