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Bitter Expectations

As we journey through life, we often come to certain stops along the way where we use an all too familiar saying "life is good". It is a place where everything appears on the surface to be what you and I was just waiting for. Perhaps its the new job, a new home/apartment. Maybe   you have ...
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Yes, I agree. When we arrive and the expectations are not what we have built up in our minds it is an opportunity to trust the Lo... Read More
Sunday, 27 January 2013 15:23
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Pastoral Counseling

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The role of a pastoral counselor is different than that of the psychologist, psychiatrist or secular counselor. Yes, each is in the helping profession and desires to assist people. However, the pastoral counselor is uniquely qualified to deal with presenting problems such as depression, anxiety or m...
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The insights you share from the heart of the Lord are so very helpful. Greatly appreciate reading your blogs.
Friday, 17 May 2013 13:38
Pastor Dave Smuin
This is great timing for this post. I have recently been working on our marketing materials for our ministry. We have been tryin... Read More
Thursday, 17 January 2013 19:45
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One Reason Why I Love Christmas

One Reason Why I Love Christmas
When Christmas time shows up, our souls will quickly conjure up thoughts, images, feelings and behaviors afforded to us by culture and experience. For those like me, it’s “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” beautiful ornaments, family gatherings, lots of giving and too much food. Honestly, my happiest me...
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Three reasons why ministers should lead a small group

Small-Groups
Church gatherings have taken many forms since Jesus walked around Jerusalem with the disciples. The church has gathered in homes, outside, in hidden locations and in cathedrals. Some believers are forced to meet in secret and others broadcast their meetings on television and the internet. Around the...
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I love small groups as well. Have had great success with them in our mens ministry. Also have small groups at homes. Would love to... Read More
Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:50
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I started out in a small group and close relationship were form that we understood the needs of the people and could be a blessing... Read More
Thursday, 20 December 2012 04:00
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I whole-heartedly agree! I have always considered small groups the Church. Many needs can be met by the people in small groups. ... Read More
Monday, 10 December 2012 22:35
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When the Holy Spirit Has Something to Say

     As ministers, we need to always be in step with the Holy Spirit... even when we have prepared a finely tuned 7-point message.  We have to be ready when the Holy Spirit wants to interrupt with something of greater value.  If we're not paying attention, we could miss the ...
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