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Seriously, You’re the Greatest!

Scripture and the church have always taken a dim view of flattery also because it perpetuates the deadliest of the Seven Deadly Sins: pride. Flattery, in short, is deadly for the giver and the receiver.

Faith Nurture
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Furnace of Adversity

We watched as the master glass-blower took a shapeless, ordinary-looking piece of glass, subjected it to the intense heat of a fiery furnace, and transformed it into a beautiful work of art.

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Pulling Out All the Stops

Sound and light in worship services excite our God-created sensory systems. While some worshipers welcome them, they could make others uncomfortable. Barb Newman shares some ideas on “sensory friendly” worship environments.

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Ecclesiastic Marriage

Overture 14 to Synod 2019 proposes a study committee regarding Ecclesiastic marriages not to be registered with governments. I urge all delegates to Synod 2019 to defeat this overture.

CRCNA and Synod
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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

Most of my life I’ve been embarrassed and ashamed to admit I have Tourette’s. Initially mocked by peers, I quickly learned to hide or camouflage the tics with movements that wouldn’t be recognized as readily. 

Disability Concerns
The Vos Family in a greenhouse among poinsettias.
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The Perfect Match

The adoption agency director calmly said amid our excitement, “Just wait, Anna. They think that he might have Down syndrome.” Nonchalantly, I replied, “Oh, Ok.” He kindly encouraged us to take the weekend to think about and pray about our decision.

Disability Concerns
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Miracles and Pediatric Chaplaincy

Rev. Karen Norris is a pediatric chaplain at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, AB. She shares about the pain, fear, hope, and unexpected peace experienced by families of children with terminal or severe chronic illnesses.

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Life, Life, and More Life

I was almost born. Actually, I was five months old and in my mother’s tummy. My mother had a test done and when the results came in, a nurse called the house and asked my parents, “So, when will you terminate this pregnancy?”

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