Are your 10 biggest life rocks in place?

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Can you define what the biggest pieces of your life are, and have you worked to fit them into place? It’s not as hard as you might think. [Read more...]

The Benefits of Failing

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It’s fair to say that many people go through at least one season of financial difficulty sometime in their lives. It’s often part of the ladder-climbing experience when just starting out. Or it occurs between jobs, or is due to an injury or downed economy. If it happens to you, what do you do? [Read more...]

This post has nothing to do with hockey (and everything to do with brotherhood)

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1. Big question: Have you ever wanted or needed to show a friend that you care deeply for him, and yet you don’t know how? Finding the exact words can be tricky. ·        You respect him. ·        You want to say you’re grateful for who he is in your life. ·        You’re mindful of all [Read More...]

The place you once knew as home

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    I am 6, and we are driving through Chilliwack, Hope, Manning Park.   We are moving to a new town because my dad has a new job, and our red 1967 Rambler is crammed with overflow from the U-Haul truck that follows behind.   We’ve left our former home near Vancouver, British Columbia, [Read More...]

Is Emotion Essential to Worship?

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If we judge worshippers by the amount of emotion they manifest, we’ve set up a situation where women will win and men will lose. [Read more...]

On baby daughters, X-rays, and life lessons learned in emergency rooms

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There’s a lesson here. A big, whopping, fetid lesson. But what it exactly is … I couldn’t tell ya. [Read more...]

The Incredible Power of Sacrifice

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  As a prisoner of the Imperial Japanese Army in the jungles of Thailand during WWII, Ernest Gordon, a commander in a Scottish infantry battalion, saw firsthand the depths of depravity that can happen when man sinks to his lowest. At age 24, Gordon was captured while escaping from Sumatra after the fall of Singapore. [Read More...]

4 Tips to Teach Kids Delayed Gratification

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Today, with the challenges to our economy, it is imperative to teach your children the self-discipline of delayed gratification, particularly economic self-discipline. The ability to wait and save money to purchase whatever we want and need using cash—especially in today’s “gotta-have-it-now,” instant gratification world—will bless your children (and their families) for their entire lives. The [Read More...]


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