Entrées par Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – September 22, 2020

‘And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching’. Hebrews 10:24-25 I’ve heard this verse quoted in arguments about regathering on […]

CliffsNotes – September 15, 2020

Apparently, US Bishop Emeritus Clyde van Valin used to call technology, “… the carnality of inanimate objects.” On Saturday this past weekend the FMCIC held an early sitting of the 2021 General Conference. By the way, General Conference 2021 is necessarily virtual and is only a Saturday-Sunday event, June 5-6. Unfortunately, what we planned to […]

L’acte de remarquer

Il y a quelques années, je suis descendu dans mon sous-sol pour prendre une douche. Sur la dernière marche, avant d’atteindre l’interrupteur d’éclairage, je suis entré dans un pouce d’eau. Le chauffe-eau avait fait un trou et inondé le sous-sol. Après avoir coupé l’eau, vidé ce que nous pouvions et aspiré les flaques d’eau, ma […]

les notes de Cliff – 3 septembre 2020

Votre appel missionnaire dans un nouveau pays Si en décembre de l’année dernière, Dieu vous avait demandé très clairement de quitter le Canada, pour «aller» dans un nouveau pays, auriez-vous été prêt à partir? Ce nouveau pays a eu des efforts missionnaires dans le passé et, par conséquent, il y a un petit pourcentage de […]

CliffsNotes – September 8, 2020

Retreat, Rest, Sabbath, Vacation, Selah, Breathe, Refuge… At the beginning of the summer I wrote about sabbath. It seems right to end the summer with a review and challenge to sabbath in non-summer seasons too. Did you know that in order to properly sabbath, you need to step into a rhythm or routine, or create […]

CliffsNotes – September 1, 2020

Your Missionary Calling to a New Country If in December of last year, God had asked you very clearly to leave Canada in order to “go” to a new country, would you have been willing? This new country has had past mission efforts, and as a result there is a small percentage of Christians. The […]

CliffsNotes – August 25, 2020

  MEDIA CONNECTIONS  Church Health Thursdays – Be a Big Influence: https://www.fmcic.ca/22282/ News & Stories Blog – Scripture to Music – https://www.fmcic.ca/22305/ the conneXion – a Free Methodist theology blog: 3 Minute Theology 2.5: Knowing the Bible Inside Out: http://www.fmcic.ca/3-minute-theology-2-5-knowing-the-bible-inside-out/ New Leaf Network: The 2019 New Leaf Advent Reader – : https://www.newleafnetwindork.ca/podcast/ FM VIDEOS: https://www.fmcic.ca/category/fm-video-blog/   […]

CliffsNotes – August 18, 2020

    MEDIA CONNECTIONS  Church Health Thursdays – Be a Big Influence: https://www.fmcic.ca/22282/ News & Stories Blog – Scripture to Music – https://www.fmcic.ca/22305/ the conneXion – a Free Methodist theology blog: 3 Minute Theology 2.5: Knowing the Bible Inside Out: http://www.fmcic.ca/3-minute-theology-2-5-knowing-the-bible-inside-out/ New Leaf Network: The 2019 New Leaf Advent Reader – : https://www.newleafnetwindork.ca/podcast/ FM VIDEOS: https://www.fmcic.ca/category/fm-video-blog/ […]

CliffsNotes – August 11, 2020

How long should a board meeting be? I am an introvert, an internal processor and I don’t function well in long meetings. There is however research that supports my best thinking in this matter. For years I have quipped when someone has asked me about evening board meetings, “nothing good happens after 9:00 PM!” I […]

Soyez une grande influence

Plus tôt cette année, j’ai vécu une expérience inhabituelle qui m’a amené à réfléchir et à réfléchir. C’était doux et touchant, mais j’ai été pris par surprise, et je n’étais pas sûr de quoi faire au début. J’ai été mentionné dans la notice nécrologique de quelqu’un à qui je n’avais pas parlé depuis plus de vingt […]