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Do you crave destiny? (Part 1)

Do you crave destiny? Have you experienced failure in the last month? The last week? Today? Sometimes you know deep down God has something amazing He wants to do in your life ... but it still seems elusive. Your life seems to lack destiny ... and aimlessness can sometimes lead to apathy and lack of purpose. But you were not made for these things;...

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The Obituary of Richard Cory
The Obituary of Richard Cory

There's a line in a Colin Hay song that says, "I'm waiting for my real life to begin." Have you ever felt that way? Sometimes we get so good at being who we're supposed to be, being the person someone else thinks we are, that we lose sight of ourselves altogether.  What do you do when it's time to stop acting? Take the next step: Restore...

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The Search for Meaning
The Search for Meaning

Robyn was angry and confused. She had just discovered that her much beloved roly-poly red robed Santa Claus was a marketing ploy invented in the early 20th century by Coca Cola to encourage consumerism. She was angry because she had been duped by the commercialization of what should be the most meaningful season of the year. She was also confused...

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Preparing for Retirement
Preparing for Retirement

Over the next 20 years, an unprecedented number of Canadians will reach retirement age. In fact, by 2020, it is estimated that over 20% of the Canadian population will be 65 or older, and more than 425,000 people will be retiring annually.  Are you among them? Is the finish line of the rat race looming in the not-too distant horizon? If so, we have...

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Your Faith Adventure
Your Faith Adventure

  We are filled by the Holy Spirit by faith; we can experience the abundant life which Christ promised to each Christian. You have to ask yourself: Is this the life for me? Every day can be an exciting adventure for the Christian who knows the reality of being filled with the Holy Spirit and who lives constantly, moment by moment, under...

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A Lifelong Journey (Coming Home Part 4)
A Lifelong Journey (Coming Home Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a 4 Part series, Coming Home - An Essay on How to Relate to God. A lifelong journey Fifth, and finally, we begin to grow into the new life he has promised us. The Bible refers to this as “maturing in Christ.” The new birth is an act.  Following Christ is a lifelong process.  If we earnestly follow him, we will never...

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Entering a New Orbit (Coming Home Part 3)
Entering a New Orbit (Coming Home Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a 4 Part series, Coming Home - An Essay on How to Relate to God. Entering a new orbit D. Elton Trueblood, author, educator, philosopher and theologian states succinctly the magnitude of this change: “The new character, being finite, can still make mistakes and actually does so; but that is not the primary fact. The primary...

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In the Beginning (Coming Home Part 2)
In the Beginning (Coming Home Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 4 Part series, Coming Home - An Essay on How to Relate to God. In the beginning… In the early pages of the Bible, we get a glimpse of what it was like at the beginning, when Adam, the first man, walked in intimate fellowship with God. Their relationship was one of trust, delight, openness, respect and admiration. Work...

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