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Marriage & Family

Caring From our Heart

by Pastor Walter Wiens   The children had been sitting with their dying mother for several days. On our first visit Edith and I, along with the family, expected that God would call the mother home any hour.  On our second visit, some three days later, we again sat with the family, expecting God to […]

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Family Matters

Ancient Burials   Sunrise Family Services Society   Millennial Ministry   Porters: History in the Baking   HOMESCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Anchor Academy     Ancient Burials Funeral Preplanning: Save Costs, Stay in Control of Your Finances In our last article, we pointed out a few good reasons for pre-planning a funeral. Pre-planned funerals ease the emotional […]

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Summer days or summer daze?

by Dr. Dave Currie   I totally remember counting the days till summer holidays began. Didn’t we all? Just 17 days until school’s out! Yahoo! It wasn’t like I didn’t enjoy the classroom but those summer days carried an aura of adventure that became to me something almost mystical. I loved all that summer brought […]

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5 things wise grandparents do

by Dr. Dave Currie   I am called ‘G-Pa’ referring to my role as the very proud grandfather of 12 amazing grandchildren. I haven’t heard anyone else called G-Pa in my life, likely because I made up the name. We’ve all heard of Grandpa, Grandfather, Granddad, Opa, Papa and even Granddaddy (we have southern relatives), […]

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A Mother’s Influence

by Pastors Dave and Cheryl Koop, Coastal Church   An editor submitted a list of people to Winston Churchill, asking who on the list had been his teacher. He returned the list with this comment, “you have omitted to mention the greatest of my teachers, my mother.” In Exodus 2 we read about Jochebed, Moses’ […]

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Steps to rebuild trust – Betrayed :Part 2

by Dr. Dave Currie Last month, in Part 1 of Betrayed, I laid out the challenges facing our generation regarding the breaking of trust. In it I detailed the 12 steps that the offending partner should take to seek to rebuild trust with their mate. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can view it […]

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Betrayed: The challenge of rebuilding trust

by Dr. Dave Currie Betrayal rolls through my office like semi-trucks into a weigh station. On the freeway of life, people experience incredible emotional wreckage when they find out that someone they trusted has lied to them. This type of unfaithfulness is sadly too common. Here are some complicated situations that create broken trust: A […]

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Celebrate BC Family Day with kindness

 Celebrate BC Family Day with kindness by Judi Vankevich As we celebrate BC Family Day this month and begin to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, this is a great time to think about the strength of our nation’s families – the foundation of our nation. Many families are struggling – problems with marriages, finances and with […]

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St. Valentine’s Day, you gotta love it

by Jack Taylor Okay, I have to admit that I’m a hopeless romantic. I proposed to my girl at the exact minute when we’d been officially dating for 24,000 hours. It was 1976, we were watching the sunset from the side of Burnaby Mountain, sitting in my parked 1973 blue Valiant (in the front seat […]

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Birth and death, the ebb and flow of existence

by Dr. Dave Currie My life perspective was freshly sharpened by two recent family events. This first happened on November 15, 2016, when our last grandchild – our 12th – sweet little Radley Spainhour was born. Then, just 31 days later, on December 16, 2016, my beloved father Ken Currie died. Birth and death. Radley […]