Refuge and Strength
Refuge and Strength

By Rhoda Klein Miller One of the unique aspects of ancient Israel was the presence of sanctuary cities within its tribal territories. These places of refuge were Levite towns where priests families resided. Someone at fault for unintended...

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Father’s Love
Father’s Love

By Carolina Henriqez Father’s as we know in the bible are leaders and protectors of the family. They are also resilient and courageous to rebuild their future for their family. Even God, a man who loved his one and only Son, sacrificed Him to...

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The Great Guiding Light
The Great Guiding Light

By Rhoda Klein Miller Throughout history humanity has looked up for direction. By land or sea, the stars have helped travellers navigate. Reading the sky has not only guided journeys but also activity, providing cues for when to hustle and when...

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Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning

By Carolina Henriquez It took a year and 5 days to clear off my dining table. A figurative year since the Covid19 crisis disrupted the regular routines of life and a literal 5 days of “staycation”. It’s not like I did much...

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Give up or let God.
Give up or let God.

By Carolina Henriquez When I think of the phrase “faith journey”, I think far back to January of 2011. Growing up I always knew of His love through my church family, but it was not until the end of January when I really learned of his everlasting...

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Ministry & the vaccine
Ministry & the vaccine

By Pr. Rhoda Klein Miller “Paranoid Sheep!” The supposed insult was shouted in my direction as I stood in a line that wrapped around the outdoor vaccination site. The relief I felt when I booked my appointment wasn’t because I...

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He is Here
He is Here

By Carolina Henriquez As I sit on the clear, plastic chair behind a white rectangular table waiting for the acetone to lift the old polish from my nails, I look around to observe how the music brightens the area and how the blush pink walls...

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More deadly than Covid
More deadly than Covid

This week marked the five year of another provincial health emergency, declared by health officer Dr. Perry Kendall in response to rising overdose deaths in BC. In 2016 the annual death toll from drug use was 991 and was steadily climbing until...

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The splendor of God
The splendor of God

Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote, “I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwoods.” Her words came to mind as I stood under the magnolia tree in our church courtyard...

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Facing the Hate
Facing the Hate

Christians have more than a hashtag to offer right now. Calling to #StopAsianHate won’t go far enough to address racism but the Gospel can. Canada has a higher number of reported anti-Asian hate crime incidents per Asian capita compared to...

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The disadvantaged Jesus
The disadvantaged Jesus

Not only was Jesus’ human experience humbling, it was humiliating. Born in a barn, judged the illegitimate son of an unvirtuous teen mom, a child refugee with a labouring class father, living in a town of ill repute, any hope of greatness was...

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