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Do Men Cluck Like Chickens?

Do Men Cluck Like Chickens?

I titled this blog, "Do Men Cluck Like Chickens?" because of a strange experience I had in my life many years ago.In 2004 I was part of a team that promoted the work of Youth With A Mission Turner Valley. As part of this responsibility, I often attended mission...

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Leadership Workshop Coming to Emmanuel

Why leadership? In God’s economy, one of the most critical roles in a church is leadership. I have written previously on our blog about that exact topic. It is the leaders of the church that determine the health of a church. They initiate and embed the culture, they...

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What Is Your Family’s Success Formula?

Careers is a fantastic board game that I played as a kid and now play quite often with my children. In the game, each player goes around the board starting various careers or educational experiences. Before the game starts, each player creates a formula for success...

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“Sorry, what?”

Miscommunication. It happens almost daily in our homes. One family member says something and the other family member totally mishears, misunderstands, or misinterprets what was said. This can cause confusion, laughter, or frustration. Maybe you’ve experienced the...

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Talking About My Generation

I learned how to make crepes from my parents. I didn’t guess the recipe from my own intuition or look it up in a book. I was taught – shown really – how to do it. In case you're wondering, I like my crepes with butter and brown sugar. Making crepes is easy. It’s a...

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Scattergories in All Circumstances

The Game Scattergories Can Teach Kids (and Parents!) to be Thankful The game Scattergories is a fun, funny and tense family game. For each round, there is a card with 12 categories listed. Players must write a word that matches each category. A multi-sided die, with a...

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Guess Who?!

Recently I had a chance to rediscover Guess Who? No, not the Winnipeg-based Burton Cummings band, but rather the board game by Hasbro. Back in the day, I enjoyed playing endless rounds with my kids. Guess Who? is an excellent deductive reasoning game that features...

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Leaders Need Coaches

A little over two years ago I began a quest to make my health a priority. Having a job where I sit most of my day long-term at a desk, means I put my body at risk for many health issues when I'm older. The process came with many struggles and failures as I battled...

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When LifeGroup Members Don’t Show Up

If you're a LifeGroup Leader at some point in time, you'll ask yourself, "how do I honour God and my LifeGroup when people seem so unfaithful and inconsistent in participation." At one time your LifeGroup had 12 members, but last week only six showed up. You invited...

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Proof of the Resurrection

Ever since I converted to Christianity from Mormonism at 17 years old, my heart has always been for Christians to know how they think about God. Most followers of Christ I cross paths with can articulate how they feel about God, but few can explain why, what, and how...

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What My Parents Did Right

Did your parents do anything right? I bought a book, at one of those clearance sales that bookstores have every so often, called What My Parents Did Right. In it, Gloria Gaither – yes, the singing one – relates the stories of 50 people who share their...

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