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Life in the angry era

by Phil Wagler   I’m not on Facebook.  It’s a conscious choice to maintain my sanity and keep me from one more snaring distraction. I know, I know, I’ve heard and considered all the arguments for being “relevant,” “connected” and “with it.”  Perhaps I’m just a non-conformist.  Perhaps I’ve just got my head in the […]

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Not Too Taxing: TFSAs vs. RRSPs

by Arnold Machel CFP   Maybe you should NOT make an RRSP contribution this year.  This may sound like financial heresy to some, but the sad reality is that one of the most common mistakes that I see people make is just assuming that they should contribute to an RRSP without doing the math.  Yes […]

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What the Bible teaches about money, part 4

by Arnold Machel   We started off this series by stating that at its core the Bible teaches three things about money: 1. Make lots of it (maximize your earnings) 2. Spend less than you earn 3. Be generous along the way In this final instalment we’ll be looking at spending less than you earn. […]

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A Church Pew Friendship

by Elizabeth Drummond   When my family began attending the local Christian Reformed church, Mr. de Zeeuw was one of the first people I remember, though I wouldn’t really get to know him for years to come. He was an older, white-haired man who spoke with a thick Dutch accent and used a walker. Most […]

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What the Bible teaches about money, part 3

Part 3 of 4 by Arnold Machel   Originally the intent of this series was to follow the format of John Wesley’s sermon titled The Use of Money in which he stated: “Having, first, gained all you can, and, secondly saved all you can, then give all you can.” Last month we talked about making […]

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What the Bible teaches about money, part 2

by Arnold Machel   John Wesley said: “We ought to gain all we can gain…”  Does the Bible really encourage us to gain all we can?  Well, not exactly in those words, but it clearly teaches us to act in a manner that would tend to cause us to make more money.  That being the […]

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Baptist Housing Society celebrates 50 years

by Lilianne Fuller   September marked the 50th anniversary of Baptist Housing. Founded in 1964 by Dr. Jack Pickford. It started with just one seniors’ residence, Clarenden Court in Vancouver and has since grown to 16 retirement communities located throughout the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. Pickford is described as a humble faithful […]

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Seniors – Travelling with insurance

by Lilianne Fuller   Before you leave home for any trip, whether it’s a short hop across the border or the trip of a lifetime, it’s important to take two things along with you; your passport and your travel insurance. Your passport must be current and your travel insurance should pay for your care upfront. […]

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Footsteps of Ancient Greece

by Rebecca L. Rhoades   The morning fog has just lifted as our boat slowly makes its way around a bend in the coast. On the shore, a Byzantine cross (and a large chain-link fence snaking its way up the vertical cliffs) denotes the border to Mt. Athos, believed by some to be the most […]

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Stewards of creation

by Agnes Chung   Type in the word ‘food’ on the Google search engine, over one billion results will appear. A universal language, food transcends culture, gender, age, and economic status. Food calls people into community and friendships. An ingredient of life, food also defines our heritage and faith. There are many biblical illustrations on […]