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A reassuring voice in a time of distress

As a minister, you will often be called upon to provide a reassuring word to those who are experiencing moments of despair and uncertainty in their lives. Its really not about IF this call will come, its really about WHEN this call will come. So my brothers and sisters what can YOU share at that ver...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
sometimes you don't realize that the afflictions and distress you experience personally are meant to equip you to help others. w... Read More
Friday, 10 May 2013 13:31
Pastor Dave Smuin
Very timely message! I know too that if God has allowed you to go through storms in your life with His P.T.P.A.U. (peace that pass... Read More
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:05
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thank you for this message Dr. Love! It brings to light the simple truths that people need to have that reassuring voice. God's ... Read More
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:37
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A Better Valentine's Day

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It is interesting to watch the marketing culture change from season to season. Last year the Valentine’s Day push came right after Christmas. However, last year, and to my unpleasant surprise, I found rows of Valentine’s gifts and decorations lining the shelves two weeks prior to Christmas. This pre...
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Thank you Mike.
Thursday, 07 February 2013 17:18
Pastor Dave Smuin
I love the idea of reaching out on these special days to someone needier than myself. I heard of someone who was alone on a speci... Read More
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 21:21
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thank Lorella, My hope was to inspire many to do out of the ordinary things which share the love so freely given to us. ... Read More
Friday, 08 February 2013 14:13
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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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Pastor Dave Smuin
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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