Going Through Valley’s with God in Life

Going Through Valleys with God Does God promise that things will always be “good?” Should we be mad when things are rough in our lives?   Often we get mad at God for hardships that come our way, asking and wondering “why” these things are happening, or why God would allow something like this in our lives.   The thing is, God never promises a life without hardship. In fact…

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A Story of Forgiveness and Blessing

A Story of Forgiveness and Blessing   I’ve thought a lot about forgiveness and how important it is. I’m not sure how many people you have met that seem to seethe with hatred and bitterness, who can’t seem to talk about anything else but a or person that they have a major issue with, rehashing the same thing over and over again?   I know I have met a few…

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Santa Clause: Child like faith at Christmas…

One of my favourite movies to watch at Christmas is “The Santa Clause 2”. I love it for a few reasons, the magic and mystery of the fantasy of Santa is one, it’s fun and entertaining and we can watch it as a family. But the biggest reason I like it is because of one scene in particular.   Spoiler alert!   The scene is where Santa is on a…

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When Someone Saves Your Life, You Throw Them a Party!

This was a quote I heard recently in a Christmas production. The point of the production wasn’t related to this quote at all, but somehow it stood out and deeply impacted me.   Imagine for a moment that your family – whether that be wife or kids or parents etc… – are in danger. A known killer has broken into your home and is holding them at gunpoint while you…

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Brief and Debrief Your Day with God: A Prayer Exercise

Brief and Debrief Your Day with God A Prayer Exercise     Starting your day praying and inviting God into your day and finishing it with a prayer asking God to show you where He was throughout your day increases your awareness of His presence and helps you stay aware and in tune with every moment. This is a powerful prayer tool that can give direction to prayer time and…

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Rethinking “Family” This Christmas Season

Rethinking “Family” This Christmas Season   For most of us, when we think of Christmas, we think of family. When I was growing up I remember looking forward to the break, but even better was the opportunity to be with family. Sometimes we would drive to Toronto (from Windsor) to spend time with my cousins. We’d all gather together for a big family photo, which we’d then get printed on…

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Settling the Snow Globe in Your Mind to find Jesus in the Stillness

Settling the Snow Globe of the Mind in Pursuit of Stillness with God The thoughts and distractions in our minds can feel like we are living in a snow globe, letting those thoughts settle is the only way to find stillness and see Jesus. I was speaking at a Camp this summer in Hope BC and one of the leaders at the camp told me I could get to the Fraser…

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God’s Plan and Our Tendency to Meddle With it: a Sermon

Telling the Story of Jacob and Esau from Genesis 28-30 a primary theme emerges. Our human tendency to take things into our own hands and out of God’s. In this message prepared for Grace Church in Abbotsford BC, our tendency to assume we know how we should implement our own steps to make God’s plan and promises come true is highlighted. In this message I point out the consequences of…

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Praying Together as a Dating Couple Part 3: Finding Balance

Don’t forget to start with parts 1 and 2: Praying Together Part 1: 6 Reasons to pray together as a dating couple Praying Together Part 2: 3 Reasons NOT to pray together as a dating couple   Prayer as a couple is good, here are a few points to keep you cautious but intentional as you share your spiritual life with those you date.   So, after all of this, it seems…

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