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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He’s not looking away
He’s not looking away

By Rhoda Klein miller Having my mother live in Australia keeps me tuned into events that barely become a blip in the North American centric news feed. Many of my prayers recently have been focussed on her precarious position near wildfires...

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A Personal Relation
A Personal Relation

By Rhoda Klein miller Something felt different this week. If you had to guess upon seeing me you might think I was given new springy shoes or that I must be wearing my favourite cozy sweater or had just returned from a spa trip. That combination...

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When we pray
When we pray

By Rhoda Klein miller Take one unsuspecting egg and one heavy cast iron frying pan and you have all the elements you need for an anti-drug commercial in 1987 or 1997.  Inevitably the ovum-noggin symbol is fried or smashed as a “this is...

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Aliens among us?
Aliens among us?

By Rhoda Klein miller When did you first wonder if aliens were real? Did you watch Mork & Mindy, ALF or 3rd Rock from the Sun on TV? Or was it odd blurry photos of a bizarre beings and space crafts on the cover of tabloid papers that sparked...

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