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Falling Short

I think many of us feel a tremendous amount of pressure to perform. Now I am not referring to doing a play or singing a song, rather I am thinking about living our lives to meet someone else’s expectations. It might be our parents, trying to live our lives in light of their expectations. It…

Are You Unthankful?

This past weekend was Thanksgiving. It is a time when we give thanks for the blessings we have and experience in life. But when you think of what the opposite of that is, what comes to mind? I think the opposite actually is—grumbling, complaining, and whining. Thankful is very active. If I am a thankful…

The Resurrection Changes Everything

Growing up, all of us have seen movies that have both inspired and terrified us. Many directors possess the skills to take our imaginations to new heights. Steven Spielberg was one of the best ones. He directed movies such as E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws forming almost the perfect trifecta of entertainment. Childhood…

Grace to Fight Temptation

I was again reminded this week of the importance of prayer. As Christians, it is easy to fall into the temptation of taking God for granted. This leads to letting our guards down and falling to the wiles of Satan. Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the…

Finding Our Passion

This past weekend was spent wandering around the Shaw Conference Centre here in Edmonton. I was attending a Christian conference, listening to various speakers and presenters in assemblies and workshops, listening to people’s testimonies, and speaking with representatives of various Christian ministries and institutions. Our worship times were led by some of the most famous…