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Finding Hope in Disparity

On my way to work, I often pass a woman that has set up residence in between a few different bus shelters. What really struck me the last time I saw her, was the advertisement she was sitting under. A real-estate company was advertising their new app which lets you message the details of your dream […]

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We The North!

This weekend had a lot of things to celebrate. Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday, where the Church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is essentially the birthday of the Church, as it was the catalyst for its mission to begin. What does this couple thousand-year-old religious event have to do with us today? Pentecost

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Messengers of Hope!

I have spent almost 60 years ‘hoping’ that the Maple Leafs would win another Stanley Cup – and I am not alone.  The players, coaches, managers and even owners have changed many times.  Each new team enters a new season promising hope in September and ripping it from our psyche every spring. My harshest and

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Things I Hope For

Be joyful in hope, patient in pain, faithful in prayer. (Rom. 12:12) I hope one day there would be no more homelessness. I hope one day we could find appropriate housing for everyone we meet. I hope one day that everyone was connected to community. I hope one day for an end to addiction. I

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The Benefits of Hope

Hope is hard work. It’s not free. Hope costs us something. It’s not easy to look at ourselves, something or someone and hope for something better. It takes determination and willpower to face a situation and bring into the picture some hope that things could be different. But even though hope is not free, the

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“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalms 25:5) Friday June 2 was ‘National Doughnut Day’! This is only the 2nd year that I’ve known this day even exists. Apparently, this day was established by The Salvation Army in

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