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Looking Ahead and Staying Focused

As we begin a new year, we stand at the threshold of uncertainty. Like in business, we can go into a new venture with hope and anticipation but we also know it is an adventure not without risks. Starting the new year in a positive way is important, but it is also important to remember…

Finding an Oasis in Middle of the Desert

This past weekend, pastors from around western Canada gathered in Canmore Alberta for a retreat. They call the gathering Oasis and it is meant to be a time for relaxing and fellowship for the shepherds of the churches in our convention. In geography, an oasis is an isolated area in a desert, typically surrounding a spring…

Go and Do Likewise

This past weekend, we hosted a party in our home for about 35 people. One of the things about having people in your home is the need to have it clean and tidy for when they arrive. This is especially true if they are staying over. We make sure the bathroom is neat, there is…

Our Most Valuable Asset

When you think about all the things in our lives we possess, which one is the most valuable? I have some collectables that some might consider of worth. We own a car and have a house. Many people have investments. But all of these things pale in comparison to the one thing each of us…

Who’s to Blame?

Many question the existence of God especially when terrible things happen in their lives or in the world. Even many Christians wrestle with God’s involvement in horrific circumstances. At the first church I pastored, a young father with two teenage daughters was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and died within the year. When I was a…