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The Lord is our Shepherd

Last week I spent some time reading through the Gospel of John. During my reading of John 11:7-16 I read something that caused me to pause and reflect on something we all too easily face in our walk with Christ. Here's John 11:7-16: 6So when he heard that he [Lazarus] was sick, he stayed two more days in the place where he was. 7Then after that, he said to the disciples...

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Why Toilet Paper?

Why Toilet Paper? The Truth in a Difficult Time There have already been many articles, reports, and stories written about the Coronavirus. And I'm sure what I'm about to say has already been written by others. But I can't help but see and hear from the people around me and notice the anxiety, the fear, and the panic that they have. And there are legitimate fears and wo...

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Be still and know that I am God

If you ask the majority of women who are 38 weeks pregnant what their main concern is at this point in their pregnancy, you'd likely get answers such as "how much longer until I go into labour?" or "how long will I be in labour?" or even "what's it going to look like being a mom of x number of children". I honestly wish these were my biggest concerns. I'm about to give b...

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Letting go of control

DEATH ISN'T NORMAL Let's just call a spade a spade for a moment: death isn't normal. Death is a by-product of a sin-soaked world and something that we all must face. But to say that it's normal would be the farthest thing from the truth. Each one of us is one heartbeat away from dying. Every one of us is one step away from opening that proverbial door into eternity. Th...

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Growing Pains for a Young Ministry

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Mile One Mission is growing, which is glorious but has its own costs....

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So Abram went

"So Abram went" (Genesis 12:4) Have you stopped to consider those three words? Ask any biblically literate Christian to recite a verse that is three words or less and, they'll most likely quote John 11:35: "Jesus wept." Two short words that carry a lot of punch. As I was reading through Genesis earlier today, I came across three words that caused me to stop: Genesis 12:4...

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Snowflakes, shovelling and crowds oh my!

An unforgettable day! Friday, January 17, is a day that Newfoundlanders will not forget. I had gotten up early to bring my wife, who's a nurse, to work. We knew the storm was coming and she was much more comfortable with the thought of me picking her up, than her driving home in the blizzard. She was supposed to work a 12 -hour shift, but by 11AM, the city had called a ...

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The weight of snow

The Weight of Snow I love how God allows us to see gospel messages in nature, and how He reminds us of His great power through natural phenomenon and weather. I'm no stranger to natural disasters. Back in January '98, I lived through one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history. At the time, nearly 100mm of freezing rain fell over parts of eastern Ontario and ...

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Snowmageddon 2020

Snowmageddon 2020 It's certainly been a wild week here in St. John's Newfoundland. You've likely heard about the massive snow/wind storm that we had here 7 days ago. We're still recovering from the whopping 70-90cm of snow that fell and the city is still in a State of Emergency (SOE). Among all of it, I'm trusting that God is in control over the weather. "He givessn...

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Expectantly Waiting

Every year the theme of Advent never changes. In a lot of ways, it can be summed up as 'expectant waiting.' From Genesis to Revelation, we are given a front row seat to see the beginning, middle and end of the world. And this creates a tension because we know how the story ends, but here we are, still waiting. There's always been this 'expectant waiting' throughout salv...

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