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Facing Temptation in Your Life

Dr. Dave Currie   She came to me. Early twenties. Broken, confused and defeated. Why? She had repeatedly given in to the draw of being sexually intimate with her soon-to-be fiancé. She knew it was wrong and fully against her values. She had wanted to wait until marriage. Her guilt was suffocating. He battles his […]

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God and the Giant Veggies

by Phil Calaway   A farmer purchased an abandoned farm. The house was falling apart, the fences were broken down, and the fields were overgrown with weeds. The town preacher stopped by to bless the man’s work, saying, “May God and you work together to make this the farm of your dreams!” A few months […]

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Forgive Like a Dog

by Phil Callaway   When our kids turned into teenagers, we wanted to hear the pitter patter of little feet once again. So we got a dog. They’re cheaper and they come with more feet. Now if you’re not a dog person, I forgive you, but if you are, you know that there’s nothing more […]

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Home School Feature

Home Education in Alberta Hope Christian School Roots Homeschooling Resources:         Online Schools and Home Education Programs:         Support groups and associations:   Sign up to receive bi-monthly story updates at editor@lightmagazine.ca – put City Light News updates in the Subject line       Home Education in Alberta by Genessa Ardron While Alberta has […]

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Tough seasons of parenting: how to make it through

Dr. Dave Currie When we are in the middle of each season of parenting, we think it’s going to go on forever. The day-to-day grind of child-rearing is frankly much like a series of ultra-marathons that we weren’t fully prepared for but have no choice but to push through until finished. And like an ultra, […]

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Coaching Pre-Teens on sexting

by Dr. Dave Currie   Some of you have already bristled wondering why this topic is even being discussed in a public forum. Stop. Don’t get your back up yet. Hear me out. Other parents are aghast as they read the title, saying, “why on earth would you talk to your pre-teen about sending sexual […]

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What fathers know

by Phil Callaway   My wife grew up surrounded by sisters. When she gave birth to our boys, she was largely unprepared. These little orangutans ran about the house, sliming door handles and wearing little more than smiles. They stuffed Jello in the toaster and mud in their diapers. I wasn’t surprised. I had been […]

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Men: Vision 2020 – Run the Race

by Jeff Zac   Men, we are back! Vision 2020: Run the Race, with speaker, Angus Buchan, from his home in South Africa, and worship leader, Robin Mark, from his home in Northern Island. June 27, we will be livestreaming this special no-charge event for men, with a family time on Saturday evening. Hosted by […]

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Pandemic parenting

by Christina Van Starkenburg   In my house, my kids can switch from happily playing together to screaming and crying in a heartbeat. There’s no warning, no signal, no indication of any kind that things are about to go very wrong. On good days – the ones where the kids and I are rested, and […]

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Love You Dad!

by David Kalamen, Pastor, Kelowna Christian Centre   It has been seven years since my father, Arnold Kalamen, passed away. I think about him often, and gratefully, I am still able, through recording done through technology, to hear and remember the sound of his voice. I recall one of my last visits. We had both […]