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Dr. J.I. Packer & Richard Baxter: God’s Essential Workers

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   We hear a lot about essential workers and essential services in these COVID-19 times.  At 7 pm each night, many of us have been cheering for them, as we bang on our pots and pans.  Dr. J.I. Packer, God’s essential worker, helps us rediscover Richard Baxter’s essential […]

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Pastor Milca Kakete: A woman on a mission for Christ

by Cheryl Bernice Edwards   Milca Kakete, originally from Tanzania, is on a mission for Christ – and she makes no apologies.  She is a wife, a mother, and a woman of God, who serves Him with her whole heart.  Kakete ministers through Worship Empowerment Ministry, which encompasses her music, music workshops, media, and Pastoral […]

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I needed to see God doing stuff

by Frank King At first, it just seemed like another work trip. But soon it became evident that I needed to see God doing stuff and He came through for me. I traveled to Fort McMurray in May to collect stories and pictures of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association helping victims of […]

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Ordinary Time: Loving the daily divine

by Steve Bell Remain within the world of which you’re made. Call nothing common in the earth or air, Accept it all and let it be for good. Malcolm Guite   Finally, we come to the last and longest season of the Christian calendar year – Ordinary Time. In many traditions, there are two seasons […]

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Spiritual discipline in the wilderness

by Marion Van Driel   Today we, along with the rest of the world, wander in the wilderness. We face an unknown future, and everything seems beyond our control. We are only able to choose how we will respond. With the Spirit’s help, we can act in ways that bring hope and healing to ourselves, […]

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Why Mothers matter

by Trudy Beyak   “Dear Lord, who am I?” That is the question countless girls, teenagers and grown women struggle to answer every morning as they face the mirror. How will they answer it? In fact, there is in Scripture a profound spiritual answer. With Google reporting more than a billion hits on the “nature […]

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Care and Prayer from the Calgary Leadership Prayer Breakfast

Jason Caldwell, Chairman 52nd Annual Calgary Leadership Prayer Breakfast, Oct.22.2020   “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory…”  The restaurant was nearly empty on Wednesday March 11th.  Our 25th wedding anniversary was Day 1 of this now infamous pandemic; […]

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Easter in its fullness

by Steve Bell   Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present. N.T. Wright   Easter, in its fullness, is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. In the resurrection of Jesus, we perceive what could be considered the big […]

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Leading from isolation

by Jack Taylor   The stress of leading from isolation continues to escalate with predictions that the ‘old normal’ will never be again. A recent poll showed 62 percent of people are more worried and 59 percent are more stressed. Increased busyness threatens to thwart the need for Sabbath rest and creativity among those tasked […]

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Richard & Margaret Baxter: the fire of love in difficult times

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   In 1665, Richard and Margaret Baxter survived the Black Plague in London while 15 percent of Londoners perished that summer. King Charles II and most wealthy people fled London. The poor people were not allowed to leave. Only a small number of London pastors and doctors remained […]