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Oh the Places You'll [Not] Go

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Some couples exchange beautiful poetry on their romantic walks together as they explore the depths of language and imagination. Not Katie and I, we quote Dr Seuss. As we were reflecting this week on this abnormal season of life, she recalled one of her favourite, obscure lines from that profound...

Buy Low

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One of the most famous adages about investing is to “buy low, and sell high.” It communicates that the wise investor is the person who has a long-term outlook and doesn’t let the emotion and anxiety of the day spark unwise choices. As we’ve seen markets dip lately, many...

Spiritual Growth Resources | Top 10

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We pour a lot of love and effort into making the Sunday experience a memorable and meaningful one for you and your family. We strongly believe that a church community and gathering should be at the core of all believers' spiritual habits, but that it shouldn't be the only time we care for our...

Storytellers

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In 2005, the late David Foster Wallace shared this parable: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and...

Known For Praise

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Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Psalm 33:1   As believers, we are called to clothe ourselves with many things, like love, humility, and compassion. The goal, then, is for us to increasingly embody these characteristics so that eventually...

Jesus Unseen

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In light of our current series “Things Unseen,” I was reading John 1 this morning and saw it from a different angle. So go with me for a second and imagine…It’s the year 35 AD, a few years after the death and resurrection of Jesus. The disciples, who previously leaned in...

Abundance is Messy

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Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. Proverbs 14:4 Think of the things you are most proud of in life, the things that have brought you the most joy and satisfaction. Maybe it was that degree, crossing the finishing line of that...

Wake-up Calls

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I’m confident if we all thought for a moment, we could remember some close calls in our life. Events that could have easily gone either way and changed the fate of that day, that trip or that relationship. Maybe you were a teenager and almost got caught by your parents, maybe you were a...

He Has Made Him Known!

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I have had a lot of conversations lately where people who love God have expressed a phenomenon that I’ve often seen in my own faith journey. For whatever reason, they, and I, experience seasons where the God we have experienced as both personal and knowable, seems so distant and...

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