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A Grandparent’s Perspective

When people congratulate me on how my children turned out, it actually upsets me. Comments like, “You must be a godly parent,” although nice to hear, is far from the truth. The reality is it is by the grace of God and to a lesser extent, the influence of the parents. Don’t get me wrong,…

Becoming More Like Jesus

Let me start by asking everyone a question: “Which one of your parents do you look more like? Which one are you like in your personality? In our humanness, we take on much of our looks and personality from the genetic material each of our parents contributes. In many ways, I don’t look much like…

Steps to a Deeper Faith Pt. 1

With a new year approaching, everyone starts talking about resolutions, plans and dreams. Even in the church, we talk about vision and goals that lead to growth and change. For me, it is seeing people get from A to B in their relationship with God; to becoming more like Christ. It is having a deeper faith in…

Be Prepared

Our youth leaders (LOHF) went on a retreat this past weekend. We stayed at a church in Cochrane where we had brainstorming sessions and a lot of good fellowship time. One of our activities we did was to go hiking in Canmore. After much discussion we ended up going to Grassi Lakes just outside of…

Spiritual Disciplines

I came across these classification of spiritual disciplines recently. These terms came from “The Spirit of the Disciplines” by Dallas Willard, and I strongly believe that these are valuable to be recorded and shared. Dallas’ list of spiritual disciplines, which are separated into two categories: Disciplines of Abstinence and Disciplines of Engagement Disciplines of Abstinence:…