Year: 2016

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Dignity & Respect

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:28 May is dignity month in The Salvation Army world. Once again, we at Toronto Housing and Homeless Supports (THHS) will be doing our part by making …

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It’s Leap Day

It’s February 29th!!! That’s kind of neat. Today’s date only comes by once every 4 years. It seems as though we should make today special, but how can we do that? Maybe the office can go out together for lunch. Perhaps, especially if you never do this, you can go out and buy your colleagues …

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Love, Life, Lent

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” – Jesus There’s a lot going on these days to try and pay attention to. First off, it’s February and our ‘missional year at a glance’ theme for the month is love. Yesterday was Valentine’s …

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Self-Control

It’s Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, aka Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday. It’s ironic to focus on ‘self-control’ on a day when we eat as many pancakes as we can possibly consume. What’s that about? Well first off, let me talk about Shrove Tuesday. This is the day before Lent begins; a day when we …

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Gentleness

“See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey” – Matthew 21:5 When Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time, just a week before He was murdered, He was still very popular. The entire city stood still in anticipation of Him. Jesus could have entered triumphantly on a horse drawn chariot, accompanied …

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