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Let’s Work Together

Back in November I received an email from Adrian Collins, pastor of St. Joseph Island Free Methodist Church, asking if I, “Would you have any interest in a story about a rural church collecting quite a bit of food for their local food bank.”  The following is said story. For those of you unfamiliar with […]

Eve and Mary

Two weeks ago, at the Ministry Centre Christmas lunch, Dustin Schellenberg from Crestview Park Free Methodist Church in Winnipeg, MB spoke to our group via Skype.  He shared this image. I found both the image and Dustin’s words unique and powerful.  The following is Dustin’s devotional which he agreed to share with all of you. […]

HIDING – every scar has a story

So I’m going to give you a hand with your Christmas shopping.  Yup, that’s just the kind of person I am.   And you don’t even need to leave your home to purchase it.  You’re welcome.  Merry Christmas from me! How am I doing with the build up?  So what is this amazing gift? Ta-da!  Rachel […]

Summer Job

My first summer job was at a beautiful little tea room in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  I wasn’t exactly sure what I had been hired to do, but I was fairly confident it would involve pouring tea and serving dainty sandwiches and pastries to tourists, all the while telling them about our charming little island. […]

My Prayer Life – The Real Deal

The past few months I have spent a lot of time reading and thinking about prayer.  I realize I should also have spent time praying about prayer but sadly that didn’t dawn on me until I sat down to write this.  And that’s the problem.  My prayer life is hasty, inconsistent and awkward which then […]

Surprise! You’re a Church Planter!

“There was uneasiness in my heart and I didn’t know what to do with it.”  Well, Paulo Mugarura figured out what to do with it: he became a church planter.  And no one was more surprised by this realization than Paulo himself. So just who is Paulo Mugarura?  Let me borrow this bio from the […]

What’s Your Story?

Every person has a name…                                                                                                     […]

My Slow Down To Be Still Tattoo

The term “be still” is everywhere these days – blogs, tattoos, t-shirts and inspirational Instagram pics.  The original is from Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” My non-hermeneutical interpretation: find the time to quiet your mind and […]

From Food Farm to Food Bank – Mosaic Community Food Farm

In the lastest edition of Upwords, a publication of First Free Methodist Church in Moose Jaw, SK, Rachel Runnalls writes about her new role as Farm Coordinator for the Mosaic Community Food Farm.  Rachel agreed to share her story here. From Food Farm to Food Bank – Mosaic Community Food Farm “I was hungry and you […]

Open to Change

Springarama is a women’s conference held in Eastern Ontario and organized by Women’s Ministries International (WMI).  This year’s theme was “Spring Up and Clean Up” based on Psalm 51:10, “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God.” I first looked to the WMI’s mission statement to gain insight into what the weekend was all about, […]

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