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Border Guards

June 23, 2019
As some of you may know east of the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is a collection of islands known as the San Juan Islands. Being below the 49th parallel…

The Spirit of Advocacy

June 16, 2019
Every summer I would attend Camp Kintail, the Presbyterian Camp on Lake Huron. I attended and worked there from the ages of 9 through 19. Each evening would end with…

Filled with the Spirit

June 9, 2019
Every year approximately 250 commissioners from across the country gather together to worship, to discern, to study and to debate the doctrine, policies and future of the Presbyterian Church in…

E.T.A

May 26, 2019
...Paul faced some challenges too as he began his life as a missionary around his known world. Travel in the Middle East then versus now is different in many ways.…

The Lord’s My Shepherd

May 19, 2019
Sheep are one of the few livestock found virtually everywhere in the world. There are very few places where sheep are not raised. Australia has 3 times more sheep than…

A True Mother

May 12, 2019
A True Mother Motherhood is not always easy, and someone said anyone who thinks it is, probably was never a mother! Sometimes motherhood is filled with total joy; other times,…

On The Beach by J. Bellsmith

May 5, 2019
In preparation for our trip to Palestine-Israel (which begins early tomorrow morning) I had asked a few colleagues who had been there before what their impressions were. All of them…

Why are you hiding?

April 28, 2019
While attending and preaching at the first Regional Women's Gathering in Western Canada last month, I had the privilege of and listening to keynote speaker Mary Jo Leddy, an activist,…

Let Go

April 21, 2019
When I think of the imagery used at Easter I am often reminded of two kinds of creatures, bullfrogs and butterflies. This is in part because their arrival reminds us…