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    Do you ever feel blue, sluggish or unmotivated? My niece recently came up with a good idea to get her elderly dad to move about more and get ‘activated’! She called it the Jericho (Wellness Action Plan)! In the book of Joshua, God gave the children of Israel a unique strategy for waging a battle to capture the city of Jericho. The

    Do You Know Jesus?

    My dad turned 94 a few weeks ago.  He is a man who loves the Lord Jesus and is never afraid to ask anyone if they know Jesus.  A long time ago (62 years!!) he asked me if I was ready to commit my life to Christ.     When I was 5 years old, my dad, mom, brother Dawson & I were at a camp in Northern Ontario.

    Is Faith a Verb

    Is Faith a Verb? I came across a translation of the Bible called the Complete Jewish Bible (CJW). The concept of a Jewish translation intrigued me and so I have spent the last year reading through it and the accompanying commentary. I learned about some of the Jewish traditions that are assumed in the Bible and was reminded of how strongly

    Entertaining strangers

    There is a scripture that alludes to the fact that when we invite strangers into our homes, we might be entertaining angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)   What an interesting verse.  The verse actually says "Don't forget to entertain strangers."   I suppose it could be suggested that anyone that isn't a

    God of Peace

    When I sat on my backyard swing on one of the last days of summer weather, I appreciated the sense of peace nature gave me. What gives you a sense of peace? Our lives can be full of stress, busyness, problems beyond our control, loneliness or any other ‘peace robbing’ situations.  In the book, Celtic Prayers by David Adam, I
    Christian Life Sermon Series - starting September 3 What a wonderful privilege to be a follower of Jesus Christ: growing in our understanding of God and the meaning of life, receiving the grace of God, having hope on earth and life after death.  The Bible says in Romans 5:1-2, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we

    The Potter

    The them of ‘The Grand Designer-The Hand of God’ of this past worship service at SVEMC was well presented with a potter skillfully turning clay into beautiful vessels. The rest of us, without her skills, used Plasticine to form pots, bowls and creatures of all shapes and sizes. Chrysostom, in Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles 4,

    Birthdays

    Birthdays are very special.    So many people have told me that their day of celebration is not special or worth celebrating.    I beg to differ.    And here is the reason why.    Many years ago when we lived in Thunder Bay I was feeling particularly upset about my birthday not being