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400 Years

“Lord give me patience and give it to me NOW!” No one likes to wait. Today’s society values instant and on-demand. From microwaves to fast food, we are programmed not to wait. If we are at the supermarket and the lines are long, we complain that the store really doesn’t care about their customers, otherwise …

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Internal Peace

I hope most of you were able to join in last week for some of the THHS Self Care week activities and the Staff Appreciation Party on Friday. It was truly a great week. It also fit so well with our monthly theme of peace. Caring for ourselves and finding internal peace can help us to …

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Volunteering For Peace

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” – Romans 14:19 This weekend, which marked 100 years since the end of World War I, we remember the countless who fought for peace for their countries. Of the 619, 636 Canadians, over half of them volunteered to join the effort. They volunteered to …

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Feel vs. Choose

There are many days I do not feel like celebrating. Last week my mother was in a car accident. We are thankful that everyone involved is okay. But we are not celebrating the fact that it happened, or the ramifications of someone else’s carelessness. Needless to say, I’ve struggled to figure out what to write …

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A Rebellious Son

Jesus tells a story in Luke 15 about a father and his two sons. It’s a very typical family with its own set of drama and family upsets which climax when the younger son asks for his half of the family inheritance to run away and party. By saying this to the father, the younger …

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Searching for Patience

The summer seems to be flying by faster (and hotter) than ever. I don’t know about you, but I really feel like the missional themes for August, patience gentleness and grace, are exactly what I need to be reminded of right now! I find it’s the little things that start to pile up which make me impatient. …

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It Will Shine in Your Eyes

“Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne What makes you happy? Is it being healthy, wealthy and wise? What would make you happy?  Winning the lottery?  Going on a dream vacation?  Finding your special mate? In everyday conversation, we interchange the words happiness and joy; often …

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