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Gather Rise Women’s Event in Oakville

Share List   Gather with women in October for the 3rd National Gather Women Event happening in Oakville. The intention of this event is to encourage women to move on God’s call in their life. So, really this event is for every woman, young and old…   whether you’re responding to God every moment of every day (anyone who is there yet??) or not sure how God even lets you know what His purpose is for you or the many …

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Get your sail up and set your course

You Set the Course

Share List Have you ever wanted something?   I don’t mean ‘wish’. I mean you wanted to change a circumstance or reach a goal? In those circumstances there are only two options. There’s do or don’t, there is no try!  It sounds hard and condemning, but it’s the absolute truth!  We tend to want to give marks for effort, but when it comes right down to it, it’s what you do that brings the desired end result, not what you …

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crave spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation

Let’s Grow Up

Share List   This past week, our family celebrated one of our children’s birthday. She turned 8 years old! When I posted some pictures of her on Facebook and Instagram, I had somebody comment, “how is that possible?!” Of course nobody would actually mean that, we all know how this thing works, you’re born and year after year you grow. But it got me thinking. We sometimes feel like we just blinked and ‘suddenly’ our baby is no longer. But …

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Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father

That’s Who I Am

Share List   I have a new favourite song.  It’s Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin. The verses are great, but it’s the chorus: ‘you’re a Good, Good Father that’s who you are, that’s who you are, that’s who you are, and I’m loved by you, That’s who I am…   Whenever I sing it I am prompted in my heart that, that is the answer to the identity crisis that is rampant in our world today!  Who I am, …

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You can be the light over darkness

For the Blind, We Have Mercy

Share List   Would you get angry with a blind person for causing some kind of an accident? I would hope not! We would have compassion, extend mercy and assure them that no harm was done and all would be well, right? In the natural realm that is exactly how it would happen, so why do we treat the spiritually blind differently? Maybe you don’t…but I have found myself frustrated with behaviour found in non-believers and then realization dawned! “Oh …

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1 Corinthians 16:14

Do Everything in Love

Share List   So in all honesty, this is my third attempt at blogging this week! And so far all have ended badly! It’s not for lack of things I want to write about, but more a matter of ‘Is it what I’m supposed to write about’? Is that really what the Lord wants me to say, or is it my personal agenda? And trust me, sometimes I’d like to advocate my own agenda! Just let everybody have it…and then …

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Whatever you need, God has got your back

But God Never Fails

Share List   I was driving today and was listening to Planetshakers (great worship!) and while I was worshiping along with them, I had these words come to me: “your testimony isn’t over until there is a ‘but God’!” You may be facing a storm in your life, a bad financial situation, a break in a relationship, a scary diagnosis, whatever it’s is, that is not the final word! God has the final Word! The disciples were in a sinking …

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In the beginning was the Word... John 1:1

The Word was God…

Share List And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he woke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. Judges 16:20 One of the saddest events recorded in scripture is Judges 16:20 – the story of Samson. Whenever I read it I think first that Samson was a spoiled brat, who got whatever he wanted and …

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be the one to be merciful; to forgive Matthew 5:7-9

How to Be the Peacemaker

Share List Blessed are the merciful: for they shall receive mercy! Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.Matthew 5:7-9 Did you know that sometimes it is really hard work to be merciful? Sometimes it doesn’t fall like ripe cherries off a tree to be the peacemaker, to ‘believe the best’ yet again! And have you ever noticed how self-pity can creep in right …

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Plan God in your schedule

Schedule God All Day

Share List   I saw a post on Instagram and I am going to share with you what it said (I may even repost it one of these days!): “What would the church look like if our whole desire was to attract the Holy Spirit instead of people?” Powerful thought isn’t it? It wasn’t too long ago, that I told the Lord how much I wanted him to move here at Apsley Community Chapel! I was praying earnestly for our …

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