FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer:

FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer:

During the month of June I was riveted to the TV. World Cup women’s soccer simply absorbed me. I’ve never been an athlete and in my mid-fifties I consider myself lucky to be able to do a few pushups. So watching women from around the world run, pass the ball with accuracy and throw their bodies to the pitch just blows my mind.

There are two things that demand my attention. The first is how far women’s sports has come and has yet to go; the second is how soccer challenges our assumptions about what it means to be female.

Work can be worship:  a request for stories

Work can be worship: a request for stories

The new year always bring new laws, regulations and taxes to both provinces and states in Canada and the U.S. Employers and employees have already seen new minimum wage laws, smoking regulations and laws related to building accessibility in 2015. But even though labour and employment are regulated, there are still hundreds of decisions that business owners make according to their own values and worldviews.

Knowing God through The Potato Eaters

Knowing God through The Potato Eaters

When friends of mine go to the Netherlands I tell them they have to experience three things. They have to order a loempia (Indonesian meat and vegetable roll) and eat it outdoors at a market; they must ride a bike through the dunes, and they must spend hours at the Van Gogh Museum drinking in his view of the world. Of the three, Van Gogh is the most important. And I’ve been reintroduced to his brilliance recently because I have been reading Henri Nouwen.