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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

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

When you grow up in a family that has survived a world war and civil wars, you definitely become more philosophical about life. How on earth was I destined to become anything normal when my whole childhood stories were about escaping poverty and war. Mum was far more stoic than dad, she kept her pain in. Dad just let it all out through story telling and dark humour. As I got older,… Read More

Have you ever taken the time to mock yourself and see the funny side of all your seriousness? Being offended or being surprised that others would dare mock you is both naive and sad. Naïve, because we’re not that grand in the world scheme of things. Sad, because we miss an opportunity to see ourselves in light of another person’s landscape. When we’re the but end of someone’s joke, we’ve achieved an… Read More

We can all be a little irritated, annoyed or even dismayed by people. Building resilience without becoming bitter is what keeps us fresh. We live in an unusual time in history where peoples opinions are hung out for everyone to see. We believe we all have a right or it’s a display of strength to be rude, to expect more than we give. People fight over nothing of relevance but will not… Read More

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