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Paul’s Heart vs My Heart

By On July 18, 2017

How’s your heart? In romance, sometimes it flutters. In sorrow, it is broken. In trials, it is anxious and often very heavy. In carefree or frivolous moments, it can be lighthearted. When good news arrives, it becomes a happy heart. In the face of disappointment or shabby treatment, it can be bitter. Selfishness is the product of a stingy heart….

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Christian Living isn’t a Piece of Cake

By On July 11, 2017

How are things today? When you first trusted Christ, did you think life would magically become a ‘piece of cake’? Were you expecting the Christian life to be ‘a breeze’ or ‘fun in the sun’ or ‘a bed of roses’ or a ‘stroll through the park’? Have you ever taken a ‘lazy river’ ride in the summer, relaxing on a…

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Enthusiasm in the Heart

By On July 4, 2017

Restoration is a wonderful thing.  The Old Testament story of King Hezekiah’s reign is loaded with lessons. You can read it in 2 Chronicles 29 – 32. The 25-year-old monarch had his head screwed on right when he came to the throne. He started with the doors of the Lord’s house that had been closed. How can people properly worship…

News

Good News for Halifax, NS

By On July 3, 2017

This month in Halifax, you may encounter a team of Christian young people. One of them may have given you cards about Canada 150 and a verse of hope from the Holy Bible. We are simply Christians who love Jesus Christ. Our lives have been positively changed by the good news of what He did for us. If He brought…

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Paul’s Parting Shot

By On June 27, 2017

‘Paul’s Parting Shot’ is probably a poor caption for this Bible Bite and somewhat misleading. There’s a certain smugness we can hardly conceal when we ‘have the last word’ in a heated debate. We may even gloat over the way we ended a tense discussion – our big parting shot! “Well, my last word to him before he stormed out…

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The Golden Scepter of Grace

By On June 20, 2017

It was urgent. The situation was bleak. A trusted but treacherous servant of the King of Persia had concocted a scheme to annihilate the Jews in the Persian Empire. Haman advised the King that the Jews were, in fact, a hidden but very real threat to him and his kingdom. Haman’s hidden motive was to eliminate Mordecai, the Jew, who…

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I Am a Pleaser of Sorts

By On June 13, 2017

Perhaps you applaud yourself and say: “Well, you may be a pleaser but I certainly am not! I get frustrated with people with that kind of a personality – always wanting and always trying to be a pleaser. They must have many insecurities. As far as I can figure out, they try to earn people’s approval and acceptance by being…

Life Lessons

Prepare to Die – Quitbit

By On June 7, 2017

In 2016, the Mount Pleasant Group of Funeral Homes released the commercial below. In one sense, it’s mildly humorous but from a real-life perspective – it’s deadly serious. One of Canada’s national newspapers, The Globe and Mail introduced their story on the unique commercial this way: With a panoply of tech tools and toys, it’s now possible to quantify almost everything…

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“Please, Please, Let Us Give.”

By On June 6, 2017

“I want to give her the biggest diamond I can afford. I don’t really care if I have to work a hundred hours overtime to buy it. I love her like crazy and I want to give her the best engagement ring I can possibly buy.” It’s called love. “I want to give My very own Son – even though…

Life Lessons

Confederation Bridge – Come to PEI

By On May 30, 2017

Okay. I am from Prince Edward Island. If you detect even a hint of a bias – please be gracious in your response. Long before the initials of P.E.I. were known, the Island had other names. The European explorer Jacques Cartier came across the island in 1534 and recorded: “the fairest land ’tis possible to see!” But Cartier wasn’t the…