'pride' tagged posts

God’s Purpose for Thorns

Roses are some of the most beautiful flowers in the world. You can now buy them in a myriad of colours and intensity of aromas. They are the standard flower used to express love between people. Almost everything about them is beautiful from the flowers to the strong stems that hold them. But there is…

Surrender Leads to Victory

Sunday was Remembrance Day. It is a day we set aside to remember and honour the fallen, the veterans who survived and those who continue to serve and sacrifice so much so we can experience the freedoms we have in our country. I cannot imagine what our lives would have been like if 100 years…

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…