Chasing Freedom

Chasing Freedom

Gaining Freedom
It has been reported that Canadians spend the most time in front of a computer screen increasing the average to 4.2 hours per day, followed by 3.1 hours of watching TV, and 2.4 hours on social media.  If we were to assume the time spent on the computer was for work, we must be highly efficient or highly distracted.   Social Media is beneficial in keeping us connected to our friends and family, especially during this time of physical distancing.  Chances are we are not spending 2.4 hours per day connecting with our friends and family online Therefore, it is right to assume we are highly distracted. We are distracted with the things we think matter and want to be part of.  We want to put an end to all the…
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Social Distancing Revised

Social Distancing Revised

Gaining Freedom
There is something strangely familiar with life these days with only a week into this mandated period of containment.  It is as though the world I lived in as a child in a small secluded northern town has merged with the world I have been living as an adult in the hyper-busyness of a large metropolitan city.  Perhaps that is what influences my view in light of this COVID-19 global pandemic when it comes to social distancing. Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash I grew up in a small town in northern Canada.  We were surrounded by relatives and those who did not live there visited often.  School was a ten minute walk in either direction and the candy store was even closer.   There were speed limit signs but no…
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SEEDS

SEEDS

Gaining Freedom
Who Does God say We Are? Judges 6:12-16 “Who am I?” is the wrong question. It is the right starting place but it is the wrong place to stay. The right question is, “Who does God say that I am?”. The question of our identity is more important than we might imagine. How we see ourselves profoundly affects our sense of destiny. Every Olympic athlete knows this to be true. They know the importance of a destiny shaping mindset - “Think you can. Think you can’t. Either way you are right!” An athlete who believes in his/her strengthened body, training and mindset will achieve at a high level. The opposite is also true! Identity is shaped on how we might finish the sentence beginning with the words, “I am …”.…
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