One of the most basic human needs is a home. A home is the place where you eat, drink, interact, socialize, and sleep. It is a place for relationship building and growth. A home satisfies our need for safety, security, belonging and connectedness. Women facing an unintended pregnancy need a place to call home. The Crisis Pregnancy Centres (CPC) of Vancouver and … [Read more...] about Sanctity of life: A place called home
Strengthening the bonds of family, those we were born with, those we are married to and those beyond who create a safe place for us to trust and grow.
The dramatic events of the original Passover had life and death significance for the generation that God rescued from Egypt. They are also tremendously powerful for us today. This original Passover pointed forward to another momentous Passover in Jerusalem that would take place 1,500 years later in the life of Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah. During Passover, we remember how … [Read more...] about Three vital elements of Passover
Last Christmas, I was alone with Jesus. I celebrated the day of His birth with Him. And Jesus was enough. Since my family were away and I chose not to travel, I had intended to share Christmas dinner with a friend and her husband and daughter. Unfortunately, her husband became ill and my friend had to cancel. I know she felt badly and if I had wanted to, I probably … [Read more...] about Last Christmas, I was alone with Jesus, and Jesus was enough
Many of us are grateful that COVID regulations, mandates, and lockdowns have largely been eliminated or lessened. In the past two difficult years, it was easy to slip into harsh judgementalism towards those who had different ways of navigating this strange pandemic. Even local churches have had to fight against the temptation to judgemental divisiveness over one’s vaccine … [Read more...] about Saying no to judgemental divisiveness
Rebecca’s mom has dementia. She lives at home with her husband, her primary caregiver. When a family friend asked Rebecca* if her mom would like to go with her on an outing, perhaps for ice cream or a picnic, Rebecca wasn’t sure how her mom would respond. But when Rebecca suggested the idea, her mom’s face lit up. She said, “I would LOVE to do that!” When Rebecca told me the … [Read more...] about Friends for life – Dementia part 3