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Teaching Others to Learn to Fight for Themselves

I have always been a laid back person. I have only gotten really angry a few times in my life. I have been upset, but there have only been a few times when I was truly angry. I remember one such day quite well. My son Matthew, who was eight...

How Do You Handle Other’s Questions and Doubt?

There was a night I was sitting in a church event when I was a teenager. As usual I had taken a seat in the back with a few friends and really wasn't paying attention. Well, until I heard someone say 'Doreen' (my mother) was being taken to the hospital...

Me To – Some of the Best Words You Can Hear.

Me too. These two very short words have incredible impact. When people have questions and doubts and feel like failures these words can be powerful and life saving. The truth is you are not alone. You are not the first person with questions. Every person has had them. Everyone has...

Turning the Tide on Judgement

When youth and young adults, who grew up in the Church, were asked, 'What repels you from Church the topic of judgement rose to the surface. It seems it has affected them in two ways. They have felt judged, and they feel that judgement exist in their church setting. It...

Why I Believe – Reason Number 8

I do not even pretend to know everything about God and how He works. I am surprised sometimes with the things that have happened in my own life, despite my own limitations and failings. I have had my own share of questions of faith, times of doubt, and then also...

Slowing Down – The key to moving forward?

For most of my life I have been involved with various extreme sports. If there is something I love, it is to go fast. Whether it has been mountain biking, snowboarding, four wheeling, or being on my motorbike, there is a personal enjoyment in going fast. This has led to...

Trouble is Coming, Get Ready

God blesses.  It is His promise.  This truth is stated repeatedly in the Word.  He watches over us, protects us, sustains us, and hears our prayers.  These are truths.  There have been some who have taken these truths out of context and have turned them into something that is incredibly...

Do Christian Camps Matter? Apparently so

It would pretty hard, or impossible, for me to ever say that God does not exist. Not because I have been told He is real, but rather because I have experienced far too many ‘God Moments.’ I have personally experienced times of forgiveness, love, and acceptance. However, I have also...

Do not stop doing Short Term Mission Trips – Another Reason To Go.

There is a lot of hate towards short term missions. There seems to be a ton of resources spent to help make people’s facebook and instagram pics look good. I understand the complaints, as there is a ton or waste, misconceptions, and people who are a bit delusional as to...