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Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’... Read More

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It is that time of year when the world seems full of hearts, cupids, reds, pinks, purples, the promise of love, the burden to prove your love, the phrases “I love you”, “Will you be mine?” And in all the words, is the pressure to love, to be loved, to feel like you are worthy of love.  Because if there is no one... Read More

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One Voice

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Where do you think you will go to university or will you do a trade?  Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In five years? Do you have a plan?   Do you know what your talents and giftings are? All good questions.  And ones we have answered over the years.  Some answers... Read More

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The Sandwiched Generation.  I have heard that term over the years and have given it a little thought, pondering what that might be like.  Teens and the elderly, meeting the needs of both. But that was before I had teens.  Those wonderful children that are stuck between the world of adults and children.  Those that... Read More

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Most Holy Place

This past few weeks and months have been full.  Full of things to do, full of new things, full of moments that have been both incredibly painful and incredibly beautiful and I have felt every emotion I think a human can feel… shame, pain, elation, joy, anger, frustration, freedom, silence and moments of “why?”.... Read More

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Prayer for Restoration

PSALM 85.4-7 Restore us again, God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us. Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through all generations? Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your unfailing love, Lord, and grant us your salvation.  ... Read More

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A couple years ago in Germany, we experienced a traffic phenomenon called a Stau (pronounced "shtow" - truly a great German word!). Now, a stau is basically a traffic jam, but when you say "stau" with some disdain in your voice, it sounds so much better and angrier than "traffic jam". The driver we were with had a... Read More

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Where's Your Trust?

SCRIPTURE - DEUTERONOMY 8.10-20 10When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. 11Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. 12Otherwise, when you eat and are... Read More

Video of Haus des Herrn, Germany

This video was done by Tsawwassen Alliance Church when they sent a team over to Germany to visit Ralph and Ruth's church in 2012. Read More

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Voices in Your Head

A couple of years ago, I read Steven Sample's book, A Contrarian's Guide to Leadership, in which one of the chapters was titled, "You are who you read."  Where we live today, there are many different voices we can allow into our lives through the various sources we check out: News websites or apps  Twitter... Read More