The Sacred Way: Lectio Devina Practice

The Sacred Way Practice Pastor Kasey introduced today is called 'Lectio Devina'. For a comprehensive description of the practice, you can visit the website of the Order of the Carmelites here. Please join us in the practice of Lectio Devina for the next eight days as...

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On Making a Difference

There are all kinds of personality tests and character trait tests out there to help people better understand themselves. Though each test is uniquely designed to help us see our selves more honestly and with greater clarity they all answer one basic question, “what...

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Along the Way

This summer marked the 17th time we were blessed with the use of a cottage, sea doos, kayaks, paddle boats and of course the all important bass boat. Of course the kids are grown now but they still want to get together once a year at “the cottage”. Though some think...

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Terry LeBlanc Guest Speaking

A DIFFERENT KIND OF CANADA We are very excited about having Terry LeBlanc speak on June 29th, 2014. We'd like to imagine what Canada and our churches would be like if history had been different and Europeans had not brought with them a sense of superiority and the...

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Shaping Up

At 55 years of age and a year and a half layoff I am finally back at the gym. WOW. It almost feels like starting over from the beginning again. I used to joke with my kids about getting ripped. They laughed hysterically. I’m sure this picture on the right is more in...

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Playing to win

Whether you play a sport, a board game, a video game or just a friendly game of cards, nobody plays to lose. If we are honest with our selves we have to admit we do not want to lose, we want to win, we’d love to be first and definitely not last, we’d like the...

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Dead Battery Syndrome

“Dead Battery Syndrome” was a phrase I learned in the mental health field. It was meant as a euphemism for folks running on empty. It describes the post-Christmas blahs, the feeling of despair when Christmas credit card bills finally come in, and the “I’m sick of...

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Out of Line

Imagine if Jesus came to earth during our time rather than two thousand years ago. What if he came to The Festival du Voyageur? What if he came to take in the ice sculptures, go sledding or ice skating on the Red? What if he came for the festival’s famed pea soup, or...

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Face to Face

Ever think about the fact that other people’s faces are mirrors for us. My wife and kid’s faces are my biggest mirrors. There have been times when I didn’t know, until I looked into their faces, that I was acting like a dork. I didn’t need to hear them moan, “Daaaad”,...

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving I offer the following short anecdote. It works well with the message series currently under way at GNF … Choosing Grace, Living Grace. MEMO: From: God To: My child I am God. I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I...

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