Happy mother’s and father’s day!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

I asked seniors for a glimpse into a childhood moment when they felt a parent’s love. Their stories show that, while some things change, love – and its memory – endure.
—Angeline Schellenberg

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The Lam family reunites

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Lam family, refugees from Vietnam, were reunited in 1984 after five years of separation (l-r): Ken, Van Tao Lam, May and Wayne. A group from Delta Mennonite…

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New beginnings in Maple Ridge

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Easter is a season when believers celebrate the reality of the resurrection of Jesus, and the fact that God is a living disruptive presence. We celebrate new beginnings…

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Unexpected blessing

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  pace space When they arrived in Prince George, Westwood’s first Syrian family walked into a fully stocked kitchen. The support team had conscientiously researched staple foods for…

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Gifts from U2 and from God

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Acts 2:14–24 “Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). Why? Why is salvation available only to those who respond by…

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Memories from MAID

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Easter in Africa /// /// A missionary (tentatively identified as Dwight Wiebe) speaks through an interpreter at a youth camp in Nigeria on Easter Sunday morning. /// ///…

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Easter Outside

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

//// //// Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed A church in Burkina Faso enjoys a macaroni dinner after the Easter service. Eating together makes for a happy celebration! It’s popular for churches to…

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The addition and subtraction of Lent

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The addition and subtraction of Lent Seasons of seeking God, and elevated intentionality in spiritual practices like Lent or Advent are useful. “Grace removes earning; it does not…

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The handiwork of God

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

There is a man who played electric guitar for years in our Sunday services. During the other days of the week, he can be heard reliving classic rock…

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I shall not want

Friday, January 1, 2016

Last year, my family moved to a city of 20 million people. It has been exhilarating, wonderful and completely overwhelming. Many days I wonder: How am I going…

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Prayer – power for ministry

Friday, January 1, 2016

C2C Network Summit highlights Intercessory prayer defined the C2C Network annual church planter Summit (formerly called retreat) in Toronto, Nov. 9–12, 2015. More than 200 participants cried out…

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The year that was

Friday, January 1, 2016

Photo courtesy of Bethany College Bethany, dead at 88 Bethany College, the small Saskatchewan college born in the boom of Bible training schools amid the dust of the Depression, matriculates its…

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Memories from MAID

Friday, January 1, 2016

Remember that dot matrix printer with the tractor feed? Elizabeth Esau takes registrations at an Ontario conference, circa 1987. Photo (NP149-01-2675) from the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies…

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Predictable Christmas season fails

Sunday, December 6, 2015

5 predictable Christmas season fails

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Dream cake and star shine

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

All Blaine Lake children looked forward to Christmas with great anticipation, just as children did in faraway Russia. Granted, it took very little at any time to overwhelm…

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