Pastor's Page - December 2014
2014-11-01 Pastor's Page
November 25, 2014
Christmas is for children. It’s true. Advertising agencies figured that out long ago as evidenced by the early fall arrival of the annual Christmas Wish Book or by numerous ads and commercials heralding the good news about the very latest in toys and video games. It is evidenced too by how even cold hearts of steel may momentarily glow with warmth as they gaze on a bright-eyed child struck with the wonder of Christmas. And think about it. How many parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles aren’t moved to do something “really nice” for the children just because, after all, it’s Christmas? [READ MORE]
2014-10-01 Pastor's Page
October 20, 2014
“Hey, good looking!”
What would your response be if you heard those words as you were walking down the street? Some of us might blush, embarrassed at the public attention. Others might strut a little more deftly, thankful that all the hard work has borne visible results.
But what if the phrase was less about what is visible on the surface, and more about what was inside? What if the attractiveness in us was something deeper than our skin tone, muscle tone, or even the tone of our voice?
What if we were to interpret the phrase, “hey, good looking!” as a commentary on our vision? What if we spent less time thinking about how we look, and more time thinking about how we see? Can we clearly imagine the future that God is preparing for all people? [READ MORE]
Pastor's Page - September 2014
2014-09-01 Pastor's Page
September 26, 2014
Ever noticed how life is constantly changing? Children who you remember as little are suddenly driving cars and dating. You look in the mirror one day and realize you’re not eighteen anymore. You climb a couple of flights of stairs and realize you’re not twenty-nine either. Even the seasons change as we have been noticing of late – though in Edmonton you might experience all four in the same month. The one thing however that doesn’t change is the compassion the Lord has for His people. [READ MORE]