Author Archives: Tim

Timing is Everything: Doing Our Part and Chilling Out

Have you ever needed something to happen where there is an impending deadline after which the consequences seem pretty dire? Have you ever had a situation where things worked out at the last minute or the 11th hour? It may … Continue reading

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Demystifying Our Life Calling: Leaning into the Adventure of Zigging and Zagging in Connecting the Dots

Many of us struggle all our lives with the existential questions such as, "Why am I on planet earth?", or when framed in a more religious context, "What is God's will for my life?" The quest to discover the answer … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Feast Gathering on Saturday, May 4th

We want to invite all of you to join our Mosaic gathering called The Feast on Saturday, May the 4th at Calgary Community Church in Montgomery, 5136 17th Ave. NW, from 5:30pm to 8pm.   We'll start with coffee and some finger food and a chance to … Continue reading

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The Joy of Neighboring: Learning to Be Fully Present With People Who Cross Our Path

There are two innate longings in all of us:  the desire to connect and the desire to make a contribution. What I'm learning is that if I simply learn to be fully present with the people that God brings across … Continue reading

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Pulling Together or Pulling Apart: Is Shaping a Shared Vision With Other People Even Possible?

Seeing and working at a preferred future together. One of the 'bold ideas' that has peaked my curiosity, challenged me, been the source of some of my deepest sorrow, and yet continues to be one of my core passions, is … Continue reading

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Finishing Well: A Long Obedience to Some Rhythms In the Same Direction

This week I was both riveted and stunned as I listened to the news about two successful athletes who have garnered lots of media attention and notoriety for their prodigious sporting accomplishments only to face the real possibility of their character … Continue reading

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What Does Food and Fun Have to Do with Discipling Our Friends?

This guest post is written by Trang, Tim and Esther’s spiritual daughter and part of the Mosaic family currently living in Sydney, Australia. My second story is about Yoshie – a Japanese designer who loves the outdoors. I met Yoshie … Continue reading

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Discipling As A Lifestyle of Intentional Relationship

It is an honor and privilege to have our spiritual daughter Trang share with you some of her stories of her journey into a relationship with Jesus and His Kingdom, and how she is experiencing the joy of inviting some … Continue reading

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The Who, What, and How of Apprenticing: Part 2

Who do we apprentice?  This is the chicken or the egg question. Which comes first? Does the mentor choose the apprentice, or does the apprentice choose the mentor? The answer is both. Ideally the mentor initiates with the apprentice. Yet in … Continue reading

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Why Apprenticing is the Heart of the Matter: Part 1

Over the years I have had the privilege of traveling around the world to coach leaders and their communities and teams. Again and again in every culture and context,  I have heard leaders lament over the dearth or lack of … Continue reading

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