Life Lessons

Every day we are bombarded with news from our communities, countries, and around the world. Disasters, tragedies, wars, environmental issues, politics, corporate scandals, social and lifestyle issues, winners and losers. The media has touched every part of our lives – feeding us the same information on world events and happenings – creating a bond shared among citizens of this planet.

Can we, in return, use the media’s news in our own lives? Can we learn deeper ‘life’ lessons from the same stories splashed across the news? Every couple of weeks, a new story is added to this section. Why would we add a piece of news here? We hope that by comparing and contrasting parts of the story to the spiritual side of your life, you will dig deeper also, and think about your own personal relationship with God.

If the life lesson drawn from the story conflicts with your thinking, please email and let us know. If the story has raised a question or concern in your mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us personally.

Life Lessons

Big Lottery Win: Generosity Second to None

By On April 26, 2017

Neighbours talked about it. Journalists wrote stories about it. Coffee shops were a-buzz with the extraordinary news. And it spread across Canada and eventually around the world by major media outlets. It was a heart-touching story of outstanding generosity and selflessness. Allen and Violet Large had been married for 36 years. They worked hard. Allen was a welder and Violet…

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The Collapse of the Summit Cornice

By On April 21, 2017

Too frequently we are sadly reminded just how quickly and unexpectedly tragedy can strike. So often, we feel safe because we are careful and cautious – not carelessly reckless. But still – we can’t be sure we will avoid a tragedy. Six experienced hikers had their early Spring Saturday carefully planned. They would climb Mount Harvey in Lions Bay, British…

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Fill-A-Bag Halifax

By On April 17, 2017

This event is a free clothing (plus a smattering of toys and household items) giveaway on April 22, 2017. Upon arrival at the North Street Gospel Hall, each guest will receive a canvas tote/bag to fill. This event is open to ALL. Free refreshments will also be available. This event is being hosted by a group of Christians who meet together…

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Jesus: His Resurrection – The Evidence

By On April 17, 2017

Jesus is not just an historic teacher or an amazing and revered prophet. At least one billion people alive in the world today, believe Jesus was a great prophet but they are not Christians – they are sincere Muslims. There are other religions as well, who respect Jesus as a holy man. Some teach that Christ demonstrated His powers by…

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Innocent Man Condemned to Death – Jesus

By On March 26, 2017

 Christ my Saviour was for me.  Thank you Lord Jesus.  The Bible says: “Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:6. “Christ died for our sins.” 1 Corinthians 15:3. “Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that HE might bring US to GOD.” 1Peter 3:18 Did Jesus Christ ever do anything specifically for you for which…

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Something Much Worse than Nicotine Inside

By On August 15, 2016

 Once they found out it definitely kills it no longer looks quite so cool. Smoking kills. Nicotine is nasty stuff and it really does a number on your lungs. Without being a medical diagnostician, you can probably take a good stab at guessing which of these two lungs is the unhealthy one – even if they weren’t labeled. Even the…

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Was Prince Ready to Die at 57?

By On June 11, 2016

1958 – 2016 Fans were shocked to hear the crushing news. Major media outlets went into non-stop reporting mode. At 57, Prince was dead. Radio stations started playing Prince and DJs punctuated each song break with live calls from fans sharing memories. Was Prince ready to die? True, there had been a bit of a scare a few days earlier…

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David Bowie – His Persistent God Thoughts

By On April 11, 2016

1947-2016 Perhaps no celebrity has been as open and as consistently candid for decades about the role of God in his life as David Bowie was. Often we conceal our deepest worries and inner thoughts about spiritual matters and transcendent issues. But David Bowie has left behind him a trail of spiritual musings over the decades of his career. This…

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JESUS: The Easter Story

By On April 5, 2016

  You are wondering why Easter is a special weekend for Christians around the world. It has nothing to do with bunnies and colorful eggs. That maybe fun for children but it really is no part of the Christian story of Easter.  It is the weekend that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The evidence that Jesus…