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The Other Side

Last weekend my wife and I found ourselves without our two children. In our newfound freedom, we went to a movie together, had supper together, and did some shopping together. It was a breath of fresh air. Before we decided to go home, however, we decided to make a quick stop into Toys-R-Us. And so, after a bit of browsing, I decided to head on over to where the board gam...

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Starting with Prayer

One of Paul's final exhortations to the Philippian church is to not "worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." In the lead up to June 26th, this exhortation came alive to me in ways that it never has before (not that it's never alive and applicable but the situation made it all the more real). Ph...

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Peace Like A River

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BOY When I was in Grade 6 my teacher asked the entire class if anyone wanted to participate in a public speaking event being held at the school. Whomever participated would be required to research, memorize and recite their findings for the entire student body. Unsurprisingly no one volunteered. For whatever reason, myself and my friend were voluntol...

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What's In Your Hand?

Then the Lord said to Moses, "What is in your hand?" When it comes to the idea of church planting, I, in a lot of ways, feel like Moses. I haven't yet planted a church. In fact, it's still very, very early days in the process. My walk down this path is still young, and I have a lot to learn. But the weight of what I'm doing and what I could be doing in the future, lays...

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Dare to say 'no'

We've all had this experience before in some way or another: you're talking with a fellow disciple and they say something along the lines of 'so, I was praying last night, and I told God that I wasn't going to do'. When we hear of such prayers, our initial reaction is one of dismay knowing exactly how such a prayer typically ends. That was me 16 years ago. I did just ...

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