Integrity is good. But it’s hard to demonstrate under pressure. This sermon explores John 18:1-18 and the examples of Peter and Jesus under pressure. It provides a one-sentence filter to help us have integrity under pressure.
The difference between self-comfort and self-care and why it matters
If you think you’re caring for yourself when you’re really just comforting yourself, you may be creating more grief than gain. This episode is the audio version of an article I wrote with therapist Sarah Joy Covey for The Toronto Star.
It’s a disorienting and tiring time. What if a confidence that God continues to work helps you to take the pressure off? That’s what I explore in this sermon on John 5:1-18.
A healing response to trauma: Connecting to God and others (Growing deeper with Psalm 116)
In this episode of The Pulse Podcast I take us through Psalm 116, a passionate text about God’s rescue. The psalmist is proactive about connecting with God and others, an approach that is instructive to us today.
Keeping composure under strain – a talk with Christine O’Reilly
In this podcast episode, I talk with Christine O’Reilly about keeping our composure under strain. She defines composure, discusses the fraying nature of our times, and offers suggestions to grow our capacity to maintain composure under strain.
Soul Fatigue—A Response [Sermon]
Soul fatigue is a deep, inner exhaustion many people are feeling in the midst of COVID-19. This sermon explores what is going on, and some relief from Jesus.
God Cares About Your Well-Being, Even Now [Link]
We need to be proactive (not reactive) about our well-being, especially in the wake of COVID-19. This post links to an article for The Gospel Coalition Canada.
How to calm and relax your mind
A lot of people are stressed or anxious. Here are 20 quick & super-practical ways to help calm and relax your mind.
Why going to a worship service reduces your stress
Do you have stress in your life? Want less of it? If so, a new study has some advice. This short blog tells you what it is and the difference it makes.