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The Moment of Decision

After Bible college, I went to Malawi in the summer of 1986 on a short term mission trip, staying with a missionary couple in the city of Blantyre, and experienced their Christian ministry in that country.  One day, the missionary families and visiting students...

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Relax and Wait

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV)"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9 ESV) I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday when I...

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Wash Your Hands

“…For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” (Matthew 12:8 ESV)Recently I was asked to reflect upon what do we understand by The Sabbath Day today? From the seventh day of Creation story in Genesis, what are God’s intentions in instituting the day of rest for...

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The Day of Rest

On a gloriously sunny, cool Sunday in October, I made my way to the Rideau Falls in Ottawa, the place where the Rideau River tumbles into the Ottawa River, surrounded by parkland and memorial gardens.  The week’s demands had made my soul weary, and I wandered across...

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The Lord’s Day

Each month of the year has its own number of days, which is the same every year except leap year. 2020 is a leap year, and so this year, February had 29 days rather than 28. We all have a birthday that occurs on the same day each year, unless you are a leap year...

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Rest…

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV) When I...

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The Abcess

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 NIV) My job during Sunday morning worship is to care for my infant granddaughter, while my daughter seeks to keep my two year old granddaughter occupied and as quiet as possible,...

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