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Focus on Life feature

To connect to various organizations in Pro-Life, Crisis Pregnancy and Post Abortion Care or Adoption – Click here   Sign up to receive bi-monthly story updates at editor@lightmagazine.ca – put City Light News updates in the Subject line   Articles: Navigating chaos with innovation, kindness, and simplicity The adoption journey           […]

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When a different view is silenced

by Jack Taylor Today, I skipped out of social isolation for a walk. And I found a surprise. Two days ago, I had carefully removed half a small bucketful of dandelions from my carefully-manicured lawn and from the carefully-manicured lawns of my neighbours. Now, 48 hours later, two dozen yellow flowers bobbed unashamedly in the […]

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MCC 100 Years: MCC in Alberta

by Abe Janzen   Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has entered its 100th year serving those who need it most, locally and globally. MCC’s work has always been rooted in the activities of thousands of people as volunteers. That activism has led to MCC programs being established across North America, with offices supporting and encouraging volunteers […]

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Choosing the right tools for managing your church’s information

Churches gather and maintain a great deal of information. Deciding how best to manage this information across a church or ministry can be a daunting task. Many churches struggle with finding a suitable set of tools and often aren’t sure of how to go about finding the right set that will work for them. There […]

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Praying boldly – Coronavirus 2020

by Darrell Johnson   O God, stop the spreading of COVID-19! During the past days and weeks, many believers (and many not-yet believers!) have been praying over the alarming, disarming, disorienting, and for many folks, frightening, phenomenon of the coronavirus pandemic, and its associated disease, COVID-19. I have been deeply moved by the prayers I […]

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The Christian calendar year: Holy week, standing near

by Steve Bell Is there one who would not weep, whelmed in miseries so deep… “Stabat Mater” Whereas Advent can be generally described as an ascent to light, Holy Week, by contrast, moves us in the opposite direction – in a descent into darkness. Even though we, by faith and hindsight, might see past the […]

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Social distancing or social exclusiveness:

How forced changes of COVID-19 can improve your family by Dr. Dave Currie   Our current health crisis has called for social distancing. We are to stay away from others… 6 feet away! We are to self-isolate and we are told the stricter the better. Already, these forced changes, because of COVID-19, are having a […]

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Easter, Jesus, and The Walking Dead

by Doug Zieber   With all of our worlds so recently turned upside down, terms like virus and pandemic have a greater relevance and impact than in our known lifetimes. However, the possibility of the entire human race being infected with a common plague has been a theme of popular culture for nearly a century. […]

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International Day of Prayer 03/29

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the World Evangelical Alliance are inviting Canadians and churches to a Global Day of Prayer and Fasting as part of the Church response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The designated day is Sunday, March 29. See the EFC’s bilingual news release(March 24) which includes words of invitation from EFC President […]

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The life and legacy of St. Patrick

by Josh Pruden   The life of St. Patrick, whose death we commemorate yearly on March 17, is shrouded in ambiguity and folklore. Was his birth name Maewyn Succat? Possibly. Is he the reason Ireland has no snakes? Probably not. Did he explain the Trinity to High King Laoghaire using the three leaves of a […]