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Spiritual practices for the year: Submission

by Marion Van Driel   One of the first words children learn is ‘no’. Early on we clearly convey what it is we want and don’t want. Inherent to our human nature is the emotional – if not physical – defiant stamp of the foot, protruding bottom lip, collapse and wail – whatever it takes […]

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God’s love for inmates and ex-offenders

by Laureen F. Guenther   After-Care Ministries brings love in God’s name to inmates and ex-offenders of Calgary’s provincial correctional facilities. Showing love in many ways The volunteer-run organization hosts weekly chapel services for inmates at Calgary Correctional Centre, and chapels for men and women at Calgary Remand Centre. John Hiscox, After-Care’s Executive Director, says […]

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Will God supply our needs or our wants?

by Frank King   I hear it referenced often, in conversations and in written devotions: God will take care of our needs. There’s certainly Scripture to back up that belief. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul wrote “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” […]

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The Apostles Creed:

He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty   by Mark Grilus   Now we look at the ascension of Jesus to heaven. It is further proof of His authority, His resurrection being the evidence of His perfect righteousness, pleasing the Father.    His ascension is not limited […]

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31 days of prayer for Canada

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) has released their 31 Days of Prayer for our Nation brochure this month to encourage all individuals, prayer groups and churches to stand together and unite in prayer for Canada.  “As we approach Canada day, we are excited about this opportunity to engage in prayer for Canada,” says CBS National […]

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Clifford’s whole family met Jesus

by Danielle Martell   In the New Testament we hear stories about whole families coming to faith in Jesus and being baptized, much like the conversion of Lydia and her household in Acts 16. Today, some of us may wonder, “Does God still move this way in our Canadian families?” Well, according to a Calgary […]

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Spiritual practices for the year: Solitude

by Marion Van Driel   Being alone is uncomfortable. Being alone in total silence can be terrifying. And yet, solitude is considered a spiritual discipline. In his bestselling book, Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster writes, “Jesus calls us from loneliness to solitude . . . Loneliness is inner emptiness. Solitude is inner fulfillment.”  Our dependence […]

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Praying for God to intervene

by Katie Pearn   We’re standing beside an empty plot of land in Calgary’s Beltline, just west of the downtown core. Most people wouldn’t give it a second glance, but to the members of The Walk team, this empty land is a sign of God’s faithfulness and the power of prayer. “This used to be […]

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Ask God to show you the next step

by Caroline Georgieff   That is the question that was asked by the sweetest stranger I have ever met.  This treasured older sister overheard me talking with a couple of ladies in Sunday class as I shared a personal struggle with them. She then followed the Lord’s prompting to approach me.   She explained I […]

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A minute for the persecuted church: – Somalia

Edited and submitted by Al Coats   A small community of 30 elderly Christians in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, lives in constant fear of militant Islamists and even their relatives.  “Those born in the 90’s have become intolerant and do not understand their elders who profess Christianity. Therefore the elders flee, go away from […]