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Adventures In Missing The Point – Part II

Last week, after a brief rant about how awful the movie GI Joe was (it was truly horrible), I talked about the prodigal son and how he completely missed the point of his freedom.  But did you know the prodigal had a brother who also missed the point? In this way they were almost like […]

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Adventures In Missing The Point – Part I

Like most men, I enjoy movies.  Well, I should say I enjoy most movies.  Occasionally, I will see a movie that is so bad, so ridiculous, so horrible that I wish theaters had a money back policy.  I’m sure you know the kind of movie I am talking about.  The one where you walk out […]

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MM Event – Fight Club

You may be asking yourself, “Does he really have a fight club at his church?”  The answer to that question is yes we do.  Now before you start thinking, “Isn’t that weird?” let me explain that it isn’t what you are thinking.  Our Fight Club night is an annual night we have where men break […]

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MOVE Grande Prairie Update

Unfortunately this weekend’s MOVE conference has to be canceled due to a lack of registrants.  Please know however that this doesn’t mean we will not be coming back to the north in the future.  We are learning as we are going in this new endeavor and, even though this weekend’s event didn’t happen, we have […]

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Guest Post – It’s My Life….Kinda

This post originally appeared on rickcarrol.blogspot.ca, a blog run by Rick Carrol (bet you didn’t see that one coming).  Rick serves as a campus pastor for Portico church in Milton, Ontario.  When he isn’t sharing his wisdom with the world via his blog, Rick stays busy doing the pastoral work of going to Starbucks & […]

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Jesus Calling – Using Your Smartphone To Build Your Faith

This week, Apple announced the new iPhone 6.  One thing is certain, on the day it’s released, there will be lines of people waiting early and eagerly in front of Apple stores to be among the first to get their hands on one.  Cell phones have become such a huge part of our daily lives […]

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The Benefits of Being a Detroit Lions Fan

I grew up in Kingsville, Ontario, the southern most town in Canada.  It’s south of Windsor and only a half hour from Detroit, Michigan.  Growing up so close to Detroit, it was awesome to have so many great sports options to choose from.  There was the Tigers, who won the World Series in 1984 (I […]

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Good Reads – God In My Everything

In our busy, 21st century, North American life, it’s hard to remember that our world of speed, productivity and ever increasing demands is not the way everyone operates. We get sucked into a pace of life that constantly demands more and gives less thinking if we can just get ahead of it all, we will […]

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Guest Post – Give Us the Right Feet For the Path

This post originally appeared on THEACTUALPASTOR.COM, a blog run by Steve Wiens.  In addition to sharing his thoughts with the world via his blog, Steve is also planting a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It’s a great read!

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What You Can Learn From a Water Skiing Video

A couple of weeks ago, a friend showed me a very cool video of some guys water skiing.  These are not your average water skiers.  Take a couple if minutes to watch the video. That is a pretty incredible video.  As I watched it, a few thoughts went through my mind.  First was, how did […]

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