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My Heart Says of You...

Two things for you today to spur you along.  Seek His Face First, yesterday as the kids were outside playing I felt a pang of sadness. I was remembering our friend Rob and all he invested in us. His gentle urgings... Read More


Rob Des Cotes [Update: Celebration of Life Information]

CELEBRATION OF LIFE INFORMATION Saturday April 16 @ 11:00 am, Fairview Baptist Church Or May 1 @ 11:15am, Sunnyside United Church (with Southpoint Community Church) _________________________ Hello friends, I wanted... Read More


Lent: At the Crux

Belgium is a country that’s a lot like Canada.  Unless you live there no one pays it much attention.  This week that changed. Terrorist bombs ripped through the airport and train station.  The early word is that the... Read More


Lent: It's My Party...

In Jesus day the Jews were in a real pickle.  The truth is, they had been, more or less, for nearly 500 years.  Rome was the power d’jour but prior to Jesus a long line of despots and thugs had ruled over them.... Read More


Lent: He has Always Been He

I’m at home sick today.  Conked out by a cold that set in sometime Sunday afternoon.  By the time bedtime rolled around I was doped up on Benadryl and praying for sleep. Waking up this morning I was wondering if... Read More


Lent: All Right, All Right, All Right.

This weeks Lent readings are all about forgiveness. In Joshua we read about God forgiving Israel as they set up life in their new land. In the Psalms, David recalls how his heart groaned under the weight of his sin... Read More


Lent: Milk and Bread

This week is the third week of Lent and the readings turn to the matter of food and drink. In Isaiah 55:1-2 the Lord gives one of the sweetest invitations in the whole of scripture. He declares: Come, all you who... Read More


Lent : Week Two

The readings for Lent this year have developed around the theme of God as our shield and our shelter. They come with an invitation to turn to him in the midst of trouble (note there is never the exclusion of... Read More


Lent: The Road to Easter

Today (called Ash Wednesday) the Church calendar turns the page to a new season: Lent. For the unfamiliar, I like how describes what Lent is all about: It's the forty days before Easter. Lent excludes... Read More

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Give it Away!

It’s hard to be believe, but 10 years ago at about this time we were beginning to narrow down on a proposal to the elders of North Shore Alliance (NSA). At that time, the church had a vision to plant new churches,... Read More