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as the year winds down…’s been some of my favourites… what about yours? Five favourite fun moments: Walking with a church through pain and loss into a new and enduring knowledge of Gods love, Grenson vibram footwear gifts aka my new preaching shoes, sitting with others in the possibility and hope of new beginnings, the extended […]

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“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

five on Friday

“When I cannot understand my Father’s leading, And it seems to be but hard and cruel fate, Still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading, God is working, God is faithful—Only wait.” A.B. Simpson 1 How to spot a manipulative leader……. explored. 2 Too busy to love? Chloe offers a beefy challenge here. 3 The four horsemen of criticism […]

five on Friday

“Envy is one of the great enemies of active spirituality.  It keeps us from loving our neighbours, from functioning with others in community, and from affirming people’s unique worth.  It also steals contentment from the heart.  Is there anything or anyone you are envious of?” Charles R. Swindoll 1 In Real Life…..the best kind, that is! […]

five on Friday

“Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.” Samuel Chadwick 1 Ten insights […]

five for Friday

“The word Pilgrim ‘parepidmos’ tells us we are people who spend our lives going someplace, going to God, and whose path for getting there is the way, Jesus Christ!” Eugene H. Peterson 1 5 habits we need to be learning……Here’s to the courage. 2 Grace frees you to be transparent. To be fully known. 3 Is […]

five on Friday….

“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, […]

five on Friday

Even when criticism is occurring……“It is while the new work of God is trembling forward that Satan seeks to bring his greatest assault. The form he takes in his war against our new beginnings in Christ is accusation.” Find joy, through it all. 1 the essential quality of church culture brilliantly explored. 2 why passive agressive Christian leadership […]

five on Friday

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.“ Eleanor Roosevelt 1 this is discipleship: a helpful video, and the reframing of evangelism […]

five on Friday

“This frightening hour calls aloud for men with the gift of prophetic insight. Instead we have men who conduct surveys, polls and panel discussions. We need men with the gift of knowledge. In their place we have men with scholarship—nothing more. Thus we may be preparing ourselves for the tragic hour when God may set […]

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