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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 26 – 27, we will be livestreaming this special no-charge event for men, with a family time on Saturday evening. […]

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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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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 […]

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The downward spiral of worry

by Dr. Dave Currie     We are in a season that understandably spawns worry. Frequent media coverage incessantly repeating unnerving words like world-wide pandemic, infectious disease, death tolls, quarantine, and the need for social distancing causes concern on its own. Repeated government ads warn us to stay home. Businesses are shutting down – many […]

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Truth and the sanctity of human life for such a time as this

by Denise Mountenay   Understand the times we are living in. The people of God are not to be ignorant of the schemes and devices of the enemies of God. Like the sons of Issachar, it is important to know the times we are in (1 Chron. 12:32). As this scripture indicates, intelligent men, who […]

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Helping your kids cope in this time of social isolation and uncertainty

by Beverley Moffat   “What’s the matter? Are you okay? Why are you doing that? You’re driving me crazy! I don’t know what to do! That’s it! I’m going to my room, I need a time out.” Things seem to be constantly changing and we have to keep adjusting our response to health safety concerns, […]

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New App launched to help reduce seniors isolation

Annabot, a one-touch voice messaging app designed to help seniors stay connected and engaged, is now available after testing with Kerby Centre and other community organizations. “As the pandemic continues, social isolation is a growing concern for both the mental and physical health of seniors,” said Kerby Centre CEO, Larry Mathieson. “We were very involved […]

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It seemed like a good idea

by Katie Pearn   If I had to pick one interaction that best summarizes my quarantine experience with two small children and a temporarily unemployed husband, it would be a recent exchange with my five year-old daughter after she had finished a bath. “Ok honey, it’s time to get your pants on,” I said, in […]

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Selfless: A documentary for the selflie generation

by Danielle Martell   Ear phones on, devices in hands, heads down, selfies clicking, and now, anxiety on the rise. How is the modern parent to balance the good of technology with the concerns facing a generation of children who have never known life without it? Fresh Independence Productions has recently addressed this complex and […]