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Growing through Adversity

This past weekend, the father of one of our congregation members passed away. It brought back a lot of memories for me as I pondered when my own father passed away almost 12 years ago. Death is a part of life just as much as birth. Pain and sorrow are just as much a part…

Seeing God as He is

When I went back to school to Briercrest College and Seminary, I had to take an English course. I had been out of school for a decade and I needed to “brush up” on my writing skills. In this class, we had to read a series of short stories. Each of these stories were filled…

Rejoicing in Christ

I was reading Proverbs this morning and a verse popped out at me. 15:15 says, “All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.” Why it stuck with me has to do with my recent diabetes diagnosis… feasting isn’t an option. A couple of weeks ago, I started…

Where Is My Joy?

This time of year is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness. Many of us take time off to spend with family and friends. We give and receive gifts as well as prepare special meals to be shared together. But for many of us, Christmas is are from joyful. We have the stresses of…