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Seek Justice Summit

by Laureen F. Guenther Harmony Through Harmony, a network of choirs building awareness of social justice, hosted Seek Justice Summit, March 16 and 17, at Calgary’s Dalhousie Community Church. Focusing on fighting sexual exploitation, the event opened with a screening of She Has a Name, a film telling the fact-inspired, fictional story of a Cambodian […]

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Shepherd’s Care homes – the life-changing power of hope

by Shandy Browett How do you like your toast? A simple question, but when you pause to think on that…everyone has a preference. This simple question speaks to the kind of care and attention to detail when it comes to our senior citizens. The elderly also need community and a positive hopeful atmosphere. What kind […]

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Pastoral caregivers

by Lilianne Fuller W hen her mother’s mental and physical health began to decline, Maureen McReynolds sought community support and assistance to meet her mother’s care needs. A strong independent woman, her mother seemed to resent much of what was being offered. “During this time, while I tried very hard to help her, she resisted […]

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Billy Graham with the Lord (Nov. 7, 1918 – Feb. 21, 2018)

Born on Nov. 7, 1918, on a North Carolina dairy farm, William Franklin (Billy) Graham Jr. was raised by strong Christian parents who placed a high value on hard work and self-discipline. Graham died at 7:46 am on Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. When Graham was 16, visiting evangelist Mordecai Fowler […]

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Trinity Christian alumna’s first Olympics

by Craig Albrecht Photo credit: Ron LeBlanc   Elisabeth Vathje was the top Canadian woman in skeleton as she raced to a ninth place finish at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics. Her time after four runs was just 0.75 seconds behind the gold medalist’s cumulative score. On the dawn of her first-ever Olympics, Vathje’s visit to […]

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Olympian Jungle Jim Hunter From Olympic podium to speaking stage

by Dorothy Lethbridge   The name Jungle Jim Hunter was almost a household name for many Canadians living in the mid-70s to early 80s. Often TV gave glimpses of the shenanigans of Jungle Jim, soon to be dubbed “The Original Crazy Canuck”. He and his teammates represented Canada in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, World […]

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Spiritual practices for the year: simplicity

by Marion Van Driel   Because the spiritual discipline of simplicity is so closely related to the stuff of everyday living, it is one of the most intimidating or guilt-forming disciplines, at least for those of us who live in the western world, where affluence and accessibility to consumer goods is so prevalent. The latest […]

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God’s Not Dead – A light in darkness

Pure Flix, the leading independent faith and family film studio, has announced that God’s Not Dead: a light in darkness, is scheduled to release in Canadian theatres this coming Easter on March 30, 2018. God’s Not Dead: a light in darkness is an inspirational drama that centers on Pastor Dave (David A.R. White) and the […]

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The ‘Mall Church’

by Shandy Browett   Walking through West Edmonton Mall, not only is it loaded with attractions, there are hundreds of stores all under one roof. A shopper’s paradise! It is a city within a city. The first time you see the West Edmonton Christian Assembly (WECA) Chapel, your brain registers the word ‘chapel.’ Wait… isn’t […]

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Coldest Night of the Year

By Laureen F. Guenther   Gathering around a cozy fire in a heated home during frigid Alberta winter temperatures, is something most families take for granted. But this February 24, hundreds of people will take to the streets at dusk in Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer for a winter walk in the Coldest Night of […]