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Learning From Children

A couple of years ago, a group of us got together with the intention of sponsoring a refugee family from Syria to come to Canada. The process had many ups and downs with potential families lined up to come only to have their immigration fall through. Finally, after much prayer and patience, a family arrived…

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As many of you are aware, I am a bit of a foodie. I love going to different restaurants and sampling dishes from various cultures. But there have been times when you spend a significant sum of money and what arrives on the plate seems to be short on food in comparison to what you…

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…

My Way or God’s Way?

In our adult Sunday school class, we have been doing a survey of the many books of the Bible. Each week, we review many of the important stories from the books being studied and glean truths that we can learn and apply to our lives. This week we looked at Joshua, the great leader who…

Bringing Down the Walls

Leadership brings with it a myriad of challenges. Many of them are outside of ourselves, yet many of the most challenging are from within. I’ve been reading through the book of Joshua again to help gain a clearer perspective on the connection between leadership and faith. I think we often forget that being a leader requires the…