Year: 2016

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Today is the big day that we’ve all been waiting for. All throughout the Advent season we’ve been longing for this day to come; the day we can finally celebrate the arrival of the baby Jesus; the Saviour of the world. Today we get to light the center candle of the Advent …

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Kindness & Compassion

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32 It’s that time of year again. Christmas bells are ringing. Plans are being made. Presents are being purchased and wrapped. Trees are being trimmed and lights are going up inside and outside our homes. Parties …

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Peace vs. Power

I’ve become a bit of a fan of reading famous rock star biographies/autobiographies and watching documentaries that outline their stories and use their music. Perhaps it’s a form of living my rock star dream vicariously through them. But another big part of my fascination with them is to get a closer glimpse at what made …

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Peace

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” – Romans 14:19 In November we commemorate Remembrance Day. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of each year we stop everything we are doing and we remember. We wear a poppy, which is meant …

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Happy Halloween!

Today is the big day for lots of kids. Many will go to school this morning wearing their costumes. Many more will wear costumes tonight as they go trick-or-treating from door-to-door in our neighbourhoods. Maybe even some of us adults are wearing our costumes today at work. It’s a time of community building, connecting with neighbours, having …

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Showing Appreciation

I absolutely love a good turkey dinner. And I appreciate the enormous amount of skill and work that goes into that meal. So when I’m in the midst of eating it, there’s no guesswork required as to how much I’m truly enjoying it. The smile on my face, my ongoing comments as to how awesome …

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