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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Forest fires ignite gospel hospitality

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bethany alumni extend service learning into life
Keshia’s story & Julie’s story of being and hosting evacuees of the northern Saskatchewan fires…and how the gospel caught flame.

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A journey toward wholeness

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I am a Christ follower who has been a member of a MB church since my teens. I love the church, yet in my youth, its pastoral approach toward…

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New beginnings

Monday, September 21, 2015

The ad on the radio makes me smile: a daughter anticipates Mom’s annual pep talk on the potential for new beginnings. As a mother of four sons, I can…

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Camp anniversary

Friday, September 18, 2015

Camp Crossroads celebrates 35 years at its current location in Muskoka, Ont.

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