As my husband, Mark and I prepare for new ministry assignments in Alberta, fifty years of calling Castlegar “home” and ten years of serving our beloved congregation at Kinnaird Church of God are drawing to a close. I am eternally grateful for all the love shared with this wonderful community and I pray that each one of you will trust God’s unshakeable promises in which we can all anchor our souls as life’s seasons come and go, and the labour pains of necessary endings birth brand-new, beautiful beginnings!
What do a talented Ukrainian songstress, a dying atheist, a guy with a dream to create a local Gospel Music Festival and a Castlegar pastor and her hubby have in common? It’s a long story, but the short answer is Jesus! Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all...
Have you ever put yourself in an unwise or compromising situation only to find your momentary or monumental lapse in judgment exposed and exploited by those you once trusted? Calculated disclosure is the lifeblood of tabloids, soap operas, and petty gossips. Why is it...
When I went to Bible college in Dallas, Texas, one of my roommates took a city bus to an important job interview. Unfamiliar with the Metroplex, she rode around for over an hour without seeing her stop come up. Sensing something was wrong, she asked a lady...
Reflection is the act of giving serious thought and consideration to something – mulling it over in your mind and meditating on it. It involves truthful examination of facts, not just feelings. Reflection sometimes requires that we take time to sit back and adjust our position so that we can see more than just one perspective.
In Matthew 14:44-46, Jesus told this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”
“…I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”
Today, as we gratefully live in the blessings of the great and precious sacrifices made on our behalf, we truly honor those who made them. This we do in remembrance.
“… hearts were reconciled and knit together in love, declaring the truth that “every child matters” because we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image and so very, very precious in His sight.”
God has graciously made a way for you and me to not just enjoy a meal together, but to gloriously do life together with Him!