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Advent 2014

It’s a little known fact that the Season of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, is actually the beginning of the Christian year; not the end. Some churches celebrate New Year’s Eve on November 30th in preparation for their New Year, beginning on December 1st. We’re almost at the end of the year …

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Our Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone. The leftover turkey is eaten up. The family gatherings are a fading memory. For those of us with kids, Halloween preparations are underway. Before we know it we’ll be buckling down for Christmas preparations. Time just has a way of flying by. If we don’t stop once in …

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It’s been my experience over the years working in drop-ins and shelters that the fall season can be the most difficult and stressful time of the year for staff. As our friends on the street transition from the relative safety and warmth of summer and start to prepare for the oncoming danger; the darkness and …

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