Infinitely more than animals

Monday, December 1, 2008

One of my two brothers died at 15. His name was Norman, and he was a thalidomide baby.
Thalidomide was a medication briefly prescribed to pregnant women to help them deal with morning sickness. Unfortunately, the medication had catastrophic teratogenic effects. It caused severe birth defects in infants exposed to the medication during pregnancy.

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Yarrow cemetery

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Yarrow cemeteryAuthor: Ray Harris Poetry

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Jesus, my Saviour – and my survival

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Monique shared this testimony at Gathering 2008 in Montreal, during the opening celebration service. Good morning. I’ve come to talk to you about resurrection. Not Jesus’ resurrection, but…

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Burden transformed into blessing

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up  before…

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We are a separated people

Friday, August 1, 2008

As one of the prophets of postmodernism, Yeats wasn’t writing about the state of the MB conference in Canada in 2008, but his commentary should resonate with us. We along with other Western evangelicals are deeply mired in a crisis of lost centres.

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Christian etiquette

Thursday, May 1, 2008

If you’re a Christian and want to share your faith, there are at least four questions you shouldn’t ask. John Stackhouse, professor of theology and culture at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. shared them March 17–19 during a three-part Apologetics Lectures series at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg.

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Without an Umbrella

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I hesitated. Walking could be postponed. It wasn’t on my list of priorities for the day. The house needed vacuuming. Besides, showers had been forecast. On the boot…

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Poetry “for Eastertide”

Saturday, March 1, 2008

for Lent Press your palm against the Tree. Feel its pull toward the center of the earth, how roots drag through flesh like nails as earth claims the…

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In the womb

Saturday, December 1, 2007

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The pie auction

Friday, June 1, 2007

The intention was noble enough – to raise money for the young people to attend a youth convention. People were asked to bake pies that would be auctioned…

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Coaching kids to Christ

Friday, September 22, 2006

3 great ideas for moms and dads Evan Stermer, 15, is a left-handed power pitcher who throws a baseball at 80 miles per hour. Last summer, he played for…

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Words matter to God

Friday, September 22, 2006

In Psalm 19, David prays, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD…” (v. 14). “Pleasing in your…

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The coolest thing

Friday, September 22, 2006

A pastor discovers the surprises in surrender A generous white binder figures prominently in the lead pastor’s office at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon. Full of encouragements and…

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He sat down

Friday, April 30, 2004

Spring is here and that means we are headlong into the season of cards, flowers, new shirts and guilt that serves to commem­orate parents everywhere, with Mother’s Day…

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My pilgrimage in mission

Friday, December 21, 2001

A long chapter of my life and work in God’s overseas Kingdom came to an end a few months ago. The length of that chapter was 35 years-equal…

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