God’s Ways
God’s Ways

By Colin Griffiths One of the reasons we have been talking about fighting for the last few weeks is that we all have power and sometimes we use it in unhealthy ways. We have this love hate relationship with power – We hate it when people...

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Stories of forgiveness
Stories of forgiveness

By Rhoda Klein Miller  There is something powerful about stories of forgiveness. Who can read Corrie ten Boom’s words in The Hiding Place about taking a leap of faith to forgive her former concentration camp guard without getting misty...

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His desire in us
His desire in us

By Laurel Mason There is no lack for stories in the news of an outcry for social justice. Whether it is in the form of kneeling, wearing a neon vest or general protest, people are coming together to demand better distribution of wealth...

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Frenemies
Frenemies

By Rhoda Klein Miller  The scene played out on crisp black and white video captured by a nighttime camera focussed on a culvert opening beneath a highway in California. The movement of a coyote triggered a sensor and began the recording. What...

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The father of bullying
The father of bullying

By Ryan Brousson  Bullying. Has it happened to you? Have you ever bullied someone else? I am sure we have all experienced or participated in some form of bullying. Sadly we live in a world that contains bullying: physical, psychological...

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Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year

By Rhoda Klein Miller  During the Lunar New Year it is a common tradition in asian communities to give red packets containing money. Some ancient folklore suggests these gifts were to ward off evil spirits and bring a blessing to the recipient. ...

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The fruit of the Holy Spirit
The fruit of the Holy Spirit

By Rhoda Klein Miller  Vviiiiissssssshh droned the helplessly spinning tires against layers of compressed slush. There would be a brief pause before the sound repeated. The slope of Laurel Street and its frozen coating was a more challenging...

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Real Connection
Real Connection

By Robert Bestwick “What is something you must have every morning to find the energy for the rest of your day?” “Coffee!!” was my spontaneous and honest response to my pastor’s question, though the answer would not...

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God With US
God With US

By Ryan Brousson  God can feel distant at times. Many of the Bible writers felt this way also. David says, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. O my God, I cry by day, but You do...

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And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing

By Rhoda Klein Miller  What elements are essential for you to feel like it’s the holidays? Is it seasonal flavours like gingerbread or chestnut? The appearance of coloured lights that underline architectural features or the first dusting of...

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Let all their songs employ
Let all their songs employ

By Rhoda Klein Miller  OAC staff joined Deer Lake students on a cultural field-trip this week visiting a feasthouse where a Squamish elder shared songs and stories from his Coast Salish culture. In his closing remarks he encouraged everyone...

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