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From Prosperity to Poverty

Recent years in Canada, and especially in Alberta have seen business slowdowns, decreasing profits, layoffs, new housing slowing down, foreclosures, personal and business bankruptcies, bank failures, investment company collapses, the loss of retirement funds, and problems that go with the downturn. After years of plenty, we seem to have developed an attitude of entitlement. We…

Who Needs Grace?

I want to begin by asking a question: Which person needs God’s grace more: the conscientious, dutiful, hardworking Christian or the most decadent hard-living sinner? I once heard that grace was defined as making up the difference between God’s righteous law and what we lack in living up to those requirements. No one can merit…

Forgiven to Forgive

Because we live in a world where “winning” is seemingly all that matters, sometimes we have a hard time fully understanding God’s forgiveness and His sacrificed life for us. We believe Jesus died for our sins, but we don’t fully understand how that affects our lives. There were many things from the death of Christ…

Getting off the Couch

If you ever worked in an office environment, one of your favorite comic strips would have been Dilbert. The strip is focused on different characters working in office cubicles with a cruel boss who uses negative reinforcement to get better production and attitudes from his staff. Most of us don’t operate very well under those…

Applying Grace

I like many people have what is lovingly called a “junk drawer.” It is a drawer in the kitchen or in the workshop where all the “thing-a-ma-jigs” and “what-cha-ma-call-its” go. They are the odds and ends we find that if we were asked what they were for, we probably couldn’t give an answer. Whenever I…