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Read More Between A Rock and a Hard Place Your Story Between A Rock and a Hard Place
Have you ever felt hemmed in by a hopeless situation, caught between the proverbial “rock and a hard place”? This is exactly where I found myself during one particularly difficult season of my life.  I was a single mother of two teenage daughters, an expensive time of life for any parent but especially challenging for me as their primary provider. Thankfully, I was employed full time as a medical secretary. I was, however, in a tight financial bind. My paycheque barely paid for...
Read More An Infectious Joy Perspective An Infectious Joy
Kristen Fersovitch had more ornaments than she could find room for on her Christmas tree. Some were negotiated in and out each year, depending on how she felt. However, there were some non-negotiable ones. Kristen and her husband, Mike, had purchased ornaments for every special occasion in their lives. There was the one celebrating their first year of marriage. A baby ornament was added when their firstborn, Beckett, came along. Two more joined the first one with the arrivals of Tayven and Linco...
Read More At the Heart of Christmas On The Season At the Heart of Christmas
The mystery of the Incarnation hovers over Christmas, whispering through the twinkling lights and beckoning in the silent nights. That “God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made”  should come down from heaven and put on our tattered flesh—here is awe and wonder! Here is joy to the world and all the true magic of Christmas. Immanuel has come: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory …” (John ...
Read More A Crisis of Biblical Proportions Everyday Thoughts A Crisis of Biblical Proportions
Canada is facing an unprecedented famine that most Canadians are unaware of. It’s not a famine of food. It’s a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. And it’s being experienced in unexpected places—the homes and hearts of Christians. Results of the Canadian Bible Engagement Study (CBES), commissioned by the Canadian Bible Forum and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, were released in May of this year. The study, titled Confidence, Conversation and Community: Bible En...
Read More The Law, Letters and Life On The Issue The Law, Letters and Life
 At our biennial conference for The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada this past spring, the big resolution on everyone’s radar was the Fellowship’s position on the consumption of alcohol by credential holders. Traditionally, the PAOC has held the position that abstinence from alcohol by credential holders best serves its churches and its representation of the gospel message. In recent decades, because of weightier or more important concerns, this position has become fairly quiet....