Faith and Politics
Faith and Politics

By Pastor Rhoda Klein Miller  Here in BC a snap election has been called to determine the provincial leadership that will guide our post-pandemic recovery. Currently our American neighbours are facing a critical decision of national leadership...

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God’s Compassion
God’s Compassion

By Colin Griffiths This is Wednesday morning and there is smoke in the air again. The fires have come pretty close to people who are really important to me. My niece was on evacuation standby for a week and she had to make some tough decisions...

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Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day

By Rhoda Klein Miller  The year was 1973 and 6 year old Phyllis Webstad was so excited for her first day of school. Her grandma had saved her nickels and dimes to take Phyllis shopping for something special to wear to mark the occasion. Phyllis...

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Creative Power
Creative Power

By Rhoda Klein Miller  Did you pick up a new hobby, skill or craft project in the past few months? Our church librarian Eilleen recently left me a photocopy of an article about how the pandemic has spurred an increased interest in knitting. The...

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Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace

By Rhoda Klein Miller  I let out a deep sigh at the sound of gushing water as soap suds rose around me. I was not sinking into a bubble bath but savouring a place even more relaxing – my local car wash. The falling soot from smoke-choked...

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Crunch Time
Crunch Time

By Rhoda Klein Miller  When something must be decided or done and the difficulty can no longer be avoided. I don’t know if you relate but I tend to justify procrastination of the toughest tasks by being “productive” and...

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Do not fear
Do not fear

By Rhoda Klein Miller  To school teachers and administrators and parents of students who must lead and make tough decisions in uncertain and fearful times. In the days ahead you will do your best to plan despite missing or conflicting information...

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The toughest race
The toughest race

By Rhoda Klein Miller  Which do you prefer: individual or team sports? Would you rather play singles badminton or full court volleyball? Rent a solo kayak or jump into a white water raft with others? Choose the solitude of the golf course or the...

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Spiritual Soda
Spiritual Soda

By Rhoda Klein Miller  Do you call it soda or pop? Answer our poll! I remember the puzzled look on the Lufthansa attendant’s face when I asked what kind of ‘pop’ they had on my flight to Germany. Thankfully she understood...

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Church Outdoor
Church Outdoor

By Rhoda Klein Miller  Have you noticed that subtle shift in your body, mind, or spirit when you immerse yourself in a wild or natural landscape? Apart from the noise of traffic and the concrete jungle, we find an oasis of peace in the heart of a...

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House of Glass
House of Glass

By Rhoda Klein Miller  “It was a house of glass, and it has shattered beyond any hope of return.” Based on the images flooding your news feed this week, you’d assume this statement is about the Beirut blast. However Fawaz Gerges...

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Light in God’s Love
Light in God’s Love

By Robert Bestwick A dark spot at Spanish Banks allowed me to observe and record an event as unusual as it was beautiful. With the naked eye, I ​​could observe the majestic Neowise Comet greeting the earth from the clear skies over Vancouver...

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