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Keep Me In the Loop

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Groundhog Day just passed on February 2nd. Did you celebrate it? Probably not. It’s a holiday recognised in North America and it is based on the silly superstition that, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and sees its shadow, winter will last for six more weeks. But if it does not...

Staying Steady Through Tough Times

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In chapter 12 of Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he outlines how the Christian life should be lived. Filled with great wisdom and practical guidelines, this chapter is the go-to for believers on how to live out our faith. Mixed in with this chapter is one simple sentence that gives...

Who’s Your Spotter?

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When I was in high school, I played a few different sports that involved off-season weight training. As a young teenage boy walking into a weight room for the first time, I really wanted to look strong and fit in with the older guys around me. The problem was, I wasn’t very strong. One...

Smile, Jesus Loves You!

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When I was in high school, I developed a huge crush on a girl. When we met, we became fast friends and we talked all the time. On the phone. At school. At McDonald's (yes, it was a big hangout back in our home town). And when we couldn't talk, we would write letters to each other. I don't know...

Uncancelled

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The word “cancel” has taken on a whole new meaning in the last few years. It seems that with our social media presence and the fact that tweets, status updates, and messages don’t get deleted, people can “go back in time” and find something that someone has said and...

Family Reunion

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I haven’t been to a family reunion in decades. I’m not sure what your family reunions are like, but our family’s reunions were very large. Now, we’d have smaller, regular family gatherings for holidays and other occasions with our extended family. But family reunions...

Are we almost there?

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One day a couple of years ago, my son, my dog, and I all went on a hike. We decided to climb Lantau Peak…from sea level. It was going to be a journey going up to 934 meters. We had never done it before and we had no clue what we were getting ourselves into. The hike started off playful...

Christmas is Cancelled

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Every year, Christmas comes and goes. Chestnuts are roasting on the streets of Hong Kong. Starbucks changes their cups. Decorations are taken out of boxes and hung around homes across the city.  People scramble to get gifts for their friends and family; meals are prepared for fellowship...

Powerful Weaklings

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When I got to high school, I started getting more serious about playing sports. I thought the best way to get better was to start working out, so I started going to the weight room at my school.  I would try to do different exercises, but I was so weak I could barely lift the bar. As time...

 

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