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Assistive Technology Catalyst wheelchairs

by Frank Dabbs There is a New Testament story in Luke chapter five about a group of friends who wanted Jesus to minister to a paralyzed man. They carried the invalid on his bed to the home where Jesus was staying. When they arrived, they could not push through the people who had gathered at […]

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Men, it’s time

by Jack Taylor   How does a South African potato farmer named Angus Buchan get 400,000 men together in a field to pray? How does his true-life story get made into a movie (2006 – Faith like Potatoes), seen by more than 400 million people in 17 languages? Why would he come to lead the […]

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Helping transform lives for over 40 years

Sonshine Community Services   by Joyce Rempel The most dangerous time for an abused woman is when she attempts to leave her abuser. Emergency shelters in Calgary offer 21 days of support to women and children – but what does one do on day 22? This is where Sonshine Centre steps in. Motivated by their […]

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Calgary city-wide prayer rallies

by Frank Dabbs   Dave and Heather Peddie have a lifetime calling to missions and to advocate the power of corporate prayer, calling Christians together to pray for the transformation of their community. They have a successful roofing and weatherproofing business in Calgary that they have committed as a platform for their work as followers […]

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Are you in the sandwich generation?

by Sharon Simpson   The sandwich generation is a term first coined by social worker Dorothy Miller in 1981. She was describing adult children who were “sandwiched” between their aging parents and their own maturing children. Every day at our campus of care, we meet one of the members of the sandwich generation. They are […]

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Camp Spotlight – Spring 2019

Enter to win a week at camp – Send your name and contact info for a chance to win a free week at camp for your child! Choose from any of the camps featured in our Camps Spotlight, and put the name of that camp into the subject line of an email to events@lightmagazine.ca. Be […]

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Lent

by Marion Van Driel   Breaking bread and drinking wine with His disciples just before his arrest, Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” He commanded them (and us) to partake in the embodied act of eating and drinking as a way of fellowship with Him and each other. We also utilize our bodies […]

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Rev. Dr. Michael Green (1930-2019)

Winsome and joyful pastor, theologian, and evangelist by Dan Rutherford   Many Christians across North America will reflect with sad fondness to the news of the death of Michael Green. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Green was Professor of Evangelism and New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver where he inspired great numbers […]

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How green is Ireland?

Photo Credit:Tourism Ireland by Agnes Chung   As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, expect to see more green everywhere. The celebration on March 17 honours the “Apostle of Ireland”, Saint Patrick, a Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop who was instrumental in spreading the gospel in Ireland during the fifth century. “Dublin has the largest St. Patrick’s […]

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Marriage: Back to the basics

by Dr. Dave Currie   As the years go by, without the right attention, it’s not uncommon for a marital relationship to begin to waver – as in fade or grow apart. Routine, busyness, stress, baggage, assumptions and selfishness along with a host of other complexities can easily take their toll on a once dynamic […]