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October 19, 2014 – Living In Tension – Text: Matthew 22: 15-22

  It’s normal to have tension. In fact, if we truly follow Christ, if we take his life seriously, if we really want to live out our own callings, we should feel tension. Have you ever heard a still small voice in your mind and heart, telling you something strange yet familiar, something you never(…)

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October 12, 2014 – Three Daily Prayers – Text: Luke 17: 11-19

I don’t know who originally said this, but I think there is a truth in it. Somebody said that there are three steps of prayer. First, we pray before we eat. Second, we pray while we eat. And third, we pray after we eat. The same principle is applied to anything we need, not only(…)

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October 5, 2014 – Breath of Life – Text: Psalm 19

I love walking. It’s my favorite physical activity as well as a spiritual practice. When I walk on trails it feels not only good, but right. It’s a right thing to do for me. When I walk, my body appreciates it, and my whole being – body, mind and spirit – wakes up. I wake(…)

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September 28, 2014 – We Have This Ministry – Text: Philippians 2: 1-12

I was attending a retreat at Naramata Centre in 2007 with those who were involved with ministry for youth and children in the United Church of Canada. The place was the most amazing and beautiful one I’d ever seen. We were surrounded by Okanagan Lake, autumn trees, birds, and crisp, fresh air. It’s one of(…)

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September 21, 2014 – They Also Came – Text: Matthew 20: 1-16

I was anxiously waiting in a room along with twenty or thirty other day labourers. It was still dark outside, and the street was as silent as death before the dawn on an early summer day. Some of the men were watching TV or reading newspapers, some of them were drowsing on the chairs, some(…)

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August 31, 2014 – The Gift of Curiosity – Exodus 3:1-15

Curiosity is one of the greatest gifts God has given us. We don’t have to earn this gift, for we were born with this. Looking through the eyes of little children, we know that they see the world differently from us. The world they live in is full of wonder and surprise; there is nothing(…)

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