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Those Things I Do

The other day I was thinking about the movies and some of my favourite works of fiction. I realized that at their very center they all had something in common. Most of them depicted a struggle between good and evil. Take one of my favourite movie franchises, Star Wars. We…
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Grace

Our passage today from Matthew’s gospel is very powerful. It is a short conclusion to a longer piece of scripture where Jesus talks about discipleship. On their own these three verses have taken on a life of their own. Specifically, the final verse where Jesus says “whoever gives even a…
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To Be One

Prayer is our lifeline to God. It is how we communicate with our creator, expressing our joys, fears, cares and petitions. In short, prayer is life altering and while we often pray to God what we do not consider is how often God prays for us. When we read through…
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Spirituality

What Do You Say?

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16, is perhaps one of the most often quoted pieces of scripture in the Bible. In fact this passage is perhaps so familiar…
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Spirituality

Salt and Light

There is a story about a man on a job interview. It is a high powered corporate job and as such the interview takes place over lunch at a very fancy restaurant. Sitting down for lunch the man allows the host to order wine for the table and then proceeds…
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Spirituality

Gritty Realities

So your guests have returned home after Christmas. Or perhaps you were the guest and you have returned to your own home. Gifts have been exchanged, stories shared and meals enjoyed. The preparation and planning of weeks are over in an instant. Now all that is left is to clean up, get organized and…
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