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Alleviating springtime allergies with diet

by Jenny Schweyer   There are those people who love to walk among the cherry blossoms in the spring – and then there are those who shudder at the very thought. As alluring as spring is for some, it can be pure misery for those who suffer from spring allergies. Spring allergy sufferers don’t always […]

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Overcome fear of flying

(Photo Credit: Nikao Media)   by Agnes Chung   “Fear may fill our world, but it doesn’t have to fill our hearts.” – bestselling Christian author Max Lucado. Every day we face situations that stoke our fear. Perhaps, it is news of political unrest, economic slowdown, wars, or even as mundane as spider webs hanging […]

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The Body of Christ… a Mom?

by Sharon Simpson   Sixty women sit encircling two young women surrounded by mounds of gifts. It’s a baby shower. Two new moms are being welcomed into the role of “mother” by women young and old. Their babies are being passed around from woman to woman who gazes deeply at the newborns and does her […]

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Retirement Raincheck?

by Arnold Machel, CFP®     “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”  – Prov. 27:1 (NIV) Since the 2008 financial crisis, I’ve been telling clients (and anyone else who would listen) that they should start planning on a retirement age of 67. That’s right, age 67 […]

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Camps feature

    Camp Squeah Connected to the earth There is increasing evidence in our highly urbanized and technologically sophisticated ‘world’ that our connection to the earth is being lost, with damaging affect to our bodies and souls. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, states in an interview with the Vancouver Sun: “I […]

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Family Fun Feature

    Crazy Creek Resort Located halfway between Calgary and Vancouver,  Crazy Creek Resort is centrally located in the Eagle Pass Mountain four-season tourist recreation area.  Guests are invited to take a break for a hike and a soak or stop overnight or for a few days.  The entire family will enjoy the Hot Pools, […]

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Are you in the sandwich generation?

by Sharon Simpson   The sandwich generation is a term first coined by social worker Dorothy Miller in 1981. She was describing adult children who were “sandwiched” between their aging parents and their own maturing children. Every day at our campus of care, we meet one of the members of the sandwich generation. They are […]

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‘Til debt do us part – Part 2

Dealing with crushing debt by Arnold Machel, CFP® “Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place.”  (Proverbs 16:3 Message) Last month we talked about good debt vs. bad debt. Of course, it’s best if we only go into good debt and only by a reasonable amount, and with a […]

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TWU House in Fort Langley

by Keri Vermeulen   The beautiful, heritage village of Fort Langley, bursting with BC history, scenic Fraser River views, funky eateries and artsy shops has quietly acquired yet another attribute – “college town”, thanks to the forward thinking of one of Trinity Western University’s key leaders, and a warm, friendly university student culture.. TWU’s Senior […]

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A close knit community

by Lilianne Fuller   What began as a simple knitting group among friends has blossomed into something very special with a group of women who are literally knitting themselves into the fabric of their local community, and around the world. The women, some of whom live at The Emerald at Elim Village, gather regularly to […]