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17/10 October

Celebrating diversity

by Sue Hitchman When the School Board of a small community in the Lower Mainland sent a letter to parents entitled “Langley Celebrates Diversity,” a few sleepy eyes began to squint open. A handful of parents whose children attend Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, and other schools began to meet, to shake each other […]

17/09 September 2017

Indelible imprint – Getting straight A’s on your parenting report card

by Dr. Dave Currie Indelible. Not as common a word today as when I was growing up. Back in the day of fountain pens, those writing instruments with ink cartridges that you could replace, you would purchase indelible ink. This lasting liquid was often required for official documents or contracts where you had to sign […]

17/09 September 2017

Mission, the greatest gift to families

By Claudia Rossetto Being a missional family is not about relocation, but about re-orientation. Those who self-identify as Christians, serve a triune God who is by nature a loving missionary. To be a missionary, locally or globally, is to have an outward orientation. It is a posture of reaching out and engagement. In Genesis we […]

17/09 September 2017

Culture Guard

by Jack Taylor Kari Simpson, a well-known family rights advocate responsible for legislative changes to better protect families from unwarranted government intrusion, surfaced into media attention again recently with her foray into the Sex at Lunch program for grade ten to twelve students at Lord Byng School in Vancouver. She also worked to highlight the […]

17/08 August 2017

Cultus Lake Adventure Park

More excitement per square foot   Enter to Win Tickets to Cultus Lake Adventure Park or Cultus Lake Water Park. Send your name, address and phone number to events@lightmagazine.ca   by Jenny Schweyer You know those tiny clown cars? After the 12th clown climbs out, you think the car couldn’t possibly hold one more and […]

17/08 August 2017

Strengthening the family:

Family Matters Conference   Kick off the fall season for you, your family and church family ministries with a great opportunity to attend a fun, encouraging and educational event intended to teach, edify and strengthen the family unit. Guest speakers include TV host Laura Lynn Tyler -Thompson of the 700 Club Canada, Darin Latham, lead […]

17/07 July 2017

Preparing your kids before they see naked pictures

by Dr. Dave Currie   I am concerned about our little ones getting online exposure to explicit sexual images they were never designed to see. Covenant Eyes, the Christian leader in Internet protection software, shows in its research the average age of a little boy coming in contact with pornography is 9.5 years old. If that’s […]

17/07 July 2017

Joy in the Midst of parenting chaos

by Heather Isaak   “Know what mommy?” My daughter announced, “I save all my good energy for school. That’s why all I have left is bad energy for home.” She wasn’t kidding. The morning was filled with tough moments and it had me frazzled. I picked at a dried glob of oatmeal on my shirt, […]

17/07 July 2017

Summer Family Fun

Enjoy some wonderful time with your family this summer. Here are a few suggestions of fun things to do together.   Cultus Lake Waterpark Enter to win tickets to Cultus Lake Waterpark or Cultus Lake Adventure park – Enter Here Night Slide events at Cultus Lake WaterPark   Crazy Creek   Lights Up   Bear […]

17/06 June 2017

Summer Family Fun

Enter to win tickets to Cultus Lake Waterpark and Adventure Park – here Check out the following articles and have some fun with your family this summer… Crazy Creek Lights Up Bear Creek Park Train and Mini-Golf Burns Bog Conversation Society Chilliwack River Rafting Peninsula Runners Royal Heights Baptist Church Black belt Academy     […]