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No Compromise about the Christmas Debate

Hello! Come, gather around the table with me. I feel compelled to share something with you and I’m open for discussion on this topic. Are you ready to hear? We don’t celebrate “Christmas.” {gasp} I know! The commercialism, the gift-giving, the parties, none of it. Not even Christmas cards. So, here’s the truth, the real reason why we no longer celebrate Christmas. I think it will surprise you! Are you ready to discuss the Christmas debate? Then grab a cuppa and join in the conversation!

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How the Holy Spirit  Improves Your Life 3

How the Holy Spirit Improves Your Life

Hello and welcome! It is so wonderful to have you gather around this table of friendship today. We are starting a new series called “Holy Spirit: The Third Person of the Trinity.” I’m glad you are here as we look to the Word of God to see what it teaches about how Holy Spirit improves your life. But first, let’s talk about the basics of what we know about Holy Spirit.

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Faith and Trust in God: An Adoption Story of Surrendered Hearts 4

Faith and Trust in God: An Adoption Story of Surrendered Hearts

Hi! I am so glad you are here sitting with me at our friendship table! It’s an exciting day as we review a brand new book written by Lori Schumacher. You may have heard of it or read other book reviews but I’d love to share my perspective on this amazing story of faith and trust in God who makes all things possible. Surrendered hearts, what do you think about when you hear those words? Lori’s story will reveal what it means to her family.

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Why We No Longer Celebrate Halloween 7

Why We No Longer Celebrate Halloween

I gotta tell ya, we no longer celebrate Halloween. We used to, back when we thought it was a harmless activity, a fun thing for the kids, but not any longer. This is a divisive topic, I know, even among believers. We are not experts on this subject but we do know one thing: the Bible. And so, my sister, let me tell you our story of the decision we made. We are not pushing our beliefs on anyone but simply telling you why we no longer celebrate a day that is intended for evil.

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October is Pastor Appreciation Month 8

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Oh my! It’s that time of year again when many of us remember at the last minute that it is Pastor Appreciation Month. That means it is October. For us Canadians, it is also Thanksgiving. I love October with the leaves changing colour, the spectacular scenery in neighbourhood gardens and yards and the back mountain roads too. It’s a great time to express thanksgiving for everything we have including our church leadership.

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7 Ways You Can Store Up Treasures in Heaven 9

7 Ways You Can Store Up Treasures in Heaven

There are all kinds of treasures such as a treasured collection of seashells, or, a collection of Royal Albert chinaware, or, photo albums of the children when they were younger. You might even treasure your bank account or position on the corporate ladder. These are all earthly treasures. Today we are going to talk about how you can store up treasures in heaven.

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Expecting Hate but Received Love: Marital Abuse 10

Expecting Hate but Received Love: Marital Abuse

My heart was breaking as the tears flowed freely. I found it hard to believe that I was in this place, the place I never wanted to be in. I cried out to God with a single question, “God, do you still love me?” Really, I expected that He would hate me for what I had done, but instead, He showed me love, genuine, agape love. I can still see that moment as I was finally free from the abuse.

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5 Things that Grieve the Holy Spirit

5 Things that Grieve the Holy Spirit

Did you know that we can grieve the Holy Spirit? But what does that mean? And how do we do that? Is there a difference between quenching the Spirit of God and grieving Him? If you don’t know the answers, then let’s study the Word together to see what it tells us so we don’t grieve the Spirit of God.

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