Category: Bible Reading Challenge

In October 2019 I attended and participated in the 2019 Equip Study Conference for the Mennonite Brethren in Canada. As I engaged with the speakers I had two trains of thoughts that arose. This is the first one. Feel free to leave comments and responses below. As I drive through a residential neighbourhood, I see a sign of a child running and bouncing a ball.  A sign that reminds us, “Caution. Children at Play.”  A reminder to slow down, pay attention and not lose focus.  Living in the prairies of…

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So houses have been on my mind a lot lately. We sold our house, looked at many houses in anticipation of buying a house, selected a house, and are now preparing to renovate the house. I’ve also been preaching about ‘building a house of faith’ as a metaphor for growing faith in our lives. Along with all this I’ve been in and out of many different homes over the past six months from condos to borrowing a room to airBnB’s, to a retreat space. Houses have been a part of…

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There’s a certain grace in new beginnings. I think sometimes we forget that is in fact what grace is for.   Grace is an opportunity to move on from the past and to make new choices, new decisions, and set life in a new direction.  The church spends much time speaking of grace, but I think we sometimes forget to discuss that grace is a participatory action.  A new beginning does not just happen, it in fact only happens if the person receiving grace chooses to act on it.    So I…

Bible Reading Challenge