Article 16 of our Confession of Faith reminds me that our labour, our leisure, and a day of rest and worship are complementary gifts from our gracious Father.
For its 12-year history, Southridge Shelter at Southridge Community Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) has helped people get themselves out of a jam; now the ministry is also getting people into…
When I was a child, I thought work was God’s curse on humanity. As I was forced to do my Saturday morning chores, I reflected more than once on how dumb Adam and Eve must have been to take that fruit. Wouldn’t it be better if all I had to do was lie in a hammock and listen to the wind blowing through the trees? I was already looking forward to what life would be like when I turned 65 and could retire.
“Does God work?” Willie asks his father in the children’s book by George MacDonald, The Genius of Willie MacMichael. “Yes, Willie, it seems that God works more than anybody –…
The What We Believe series on the MB Confession of Faith: Article 16 – Work, rest and the Lord’s Day
Klassen, 45, and Loewen, 35, are brothers-in-law and co-owners of Newville Candle Company in Niagara Falls, Ont. Wherever they go they leave a trail of people sniffing the air, wondering where that scent of apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, lavender, cappuccino or grassy meadow-or any of the dozens of other fragrances they manufacture-is coming from.