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February 18, 2018 – Travelling Light

Text:  Genesis 12: 1-10 I vividly remember the day I took a flight in South Korea to come to Canada. I remember saying good bye to Peace who was 7 month old, which was hard. We had a plan. I was going to start studying English in downtown Vancouver, find a place to live, and(…)

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February 11, 2018 – Learning from Salmon

Text:  Isaiah 40:21-31 Have you ever watched salmon swimming upstream? Once my family and I watched thousands of salmon running upstream in Ladysmith. It’s an eye-opening experience. Despite some obstacles – rocks, shallow water, and bears – nothing could stop those salmon from travelling their long journey home. Their strength, vitality and determination made a(…)

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February 4, 2018 – Have You Not Known?

Text: Isaiah 40:21-31 A memory is tricky. We remember a particular event that happened 20 years ago as if it was yesterday, but we have a hard time remembering what we did the day before yesterday. Some events linger longer in our memories than others, and we don’t get to choose what we will remember(…)

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January 28, 2018 – Praise The Lord

Text:  Text: Psalm 111 Following the Lectionary, the three years cycle of lessons that intends us to read and meditate so we can follow the way of Christ, can be a challenge. Each week, I am given four different readings from the Bible. I usually choose a passage that has a story. I love stories, and(…)

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January 21, 2018 – Paying Attention

Text:   Jonah 3:1-4, 4:1-11 Last week, my family and I were driving to a farm in Beausejour. We had been invited to a birthday party, a snowshoe Scrabble Derby at the farm. The farm wasn’t in the Google Map. We navigated through the hidden intersection and gravel roads, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of this winter(…)

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January 14, 2017 – Chase a Vision, Not a Quota

Text:  Samuel 3:1-10   About three years ago we had a congregational retreat in the Upper Hall. It was well attended and we got fed well both physically and spiritually. On the walls there were newsprint papers with some questions on them. The participants were encouraged to complete the following sentences ‘For Me, Being A(…)

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January 7, 2017 – Remembering the Gift

Text: Matthew 2:1-12 What was your most memorable moment during this Christmas season? My most memorable moment came on the day after Boxing Day. I went to Riverwood Square for a service of lessons and carols. Not many people showed up. Five hearty souls got together to lift up our voices. We listened to the(…)

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December 17, 2017 – The Nativity Stories

Text: Luke 1:26-38, 46-55   Last week, Peace showed me his assignment, a first-person narrative essay. He wrote a story about our family trip to Pine Point Rapids last summer. It was one of the most memorable trips, especially for Peace. The 8.2 km trail was worth hiking as the route took us out to(…)

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December 10, 2017 – When Advent Fails

Text: Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8   Advent. It’s not an easy time of year. In fact, it’s the most difficult season for many of us. How many of us can spend this season without thinking of our loved ones whom we can’t reach anymore or thinking of somebody who has lost their loved ones? In(…)

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December 3, 2017 – Unsettling Advent

  Text: Isaiah 64:1-9 Advent. I have been thinking about the meaning of this season. The church has taught us that it is a time of waiting for God’s arrival. During the season, we prepare ourselves for the celebration of the birth of Christ, the God who came as a baby lying in a manger,(…)

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