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The Pursuit of Grace

There is a saying that goes like this, “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” The meaning of course is it is easier to use something good or sweet to motivate than something sour or negative. We apply the same principle with using positive reinforcement in motivating people, in particular children to conforming…

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…

Be Prepared

Our youth leaders (LOHF) went on a retreat this past weekend. We stayed at a church in Cochrane where we had brainstorming sessions and a lot of good fellowship time. One of our activities we did was to go hiking in Canmore. After much discussion we ended up going to Grassi Lakes just outside of…

Faith in Tough Times

These past couple weeks have been difficult for the citizens of Fort McMurray. The entire city was evacuated with many leaving with just the clothes on their backs. Sadly, many lost their homes and possessions and even more are left with uncertainty. Do we go back and rebuild or do we start over somewhere else?…