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Great is God’s faithfulness to fathers

by Sharon Simpson   Every Father’s Day on our campus of care, we invite the men from the apartments to join in a special Father’s Day brunch. The food is delicious and the men appreciate enjoying the time together while our staff honours their role as father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Poems, tributes, recollections and memories […]

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Investing vs speculating: don’t go for broke

by Arnold Machel, CFP®   “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.” – Proverbs 8:12 (ESV) It’s an interesting anomaly that when the word “investing” is used, some equate it with saving while others’ thoughts immediately go to gambling or speculating. My suspicion (from many, many client interviews) is that this […]

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Coping with scent sensitivity

by Jack Taylor   The first time I saw someone sitting in my church with the bottom half of a Darth Vader-like facemask, it took me by surprise. I’d seen some of my Asian friends wearing white masks usually associated with doctors or painters, but this black breathing device was a significant step up from […]

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The Joy of Rice

by Agnes Chung  (photo credit: Nikao Media)   My cooking class at Rim Tai Kitchen had just ended when the first drop of rain fell. No sooner had the thought of a relaxing swim crossed my mind, the tropical downpour came. This rain brought down joy to the rice farmers at the onset of the […]

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By what name are you known?

by Ken B. Dyck   Some called him “rich.”  Others called him “short,” a “thief,” a “sinner” and “tax collector.” He was an outcast, one who sold out his own people for dishonest gain. His mom called him Zacchaeus. Most of us remember the little rhyme we were taught as children to protect our hearts […]

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Warning over TV series aimed at teens

by Jenny Schweyer   Dozens of school districts across Canada (including BC) sent out warning notices in May to parents regarding the explosive new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Although many of these school districts have not consulted with one another, the warnings have had eerily similar undertones and language. All have urged parents to […]

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Lasting impact and friendship at Big Brothers and Sisters

by Lilianne Fuller   What started out as friendship in 1903 has today developed into something much bigger – Big Brothers Big Sisters International. The non profit organization is the world’s largest volunteer and donor-based mentorship program. It has agencies in 15 countries throughout the world. The seeds of the Big Brothers movement were sown […]

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Visiting the nation’s capital: Ottawa

by Jenny Schweyer   This past spring break I had the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital city. At the time, tourist season had yet to kick into full gear, because, as I discovered, it wasn’t quite spring yet in Ontario, which is why they call it “March break” there! Winter was still trying […]

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The benefits of infant massage

by Christina Van Starkenburg   Infant massage is a beautiful thing. When my oldest child was a baby I used to give him a massage every night before bed to help him calm down. Now, I use it with my newborn to help relieve his gas so he can be more comfortable and thus a […]

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Senior living in Abbotsford

by Sharon Simpson   With its gorgeous views of the mountains, its inviting climate and the amenities of a large urban centre, Abbotsford is an ideal city for seniors to call home. For years, Abbotsford has been the destination for retiring prairie folk who favour the milder climate. Many of the original farm settlers started […]