Tag Archives: senior spirituality

4 Challenges of Parenting Parents with Dementia

This week I was deeply moved by a phone call by a woman asking about resources on the topic of dementia. It’s a close to home but hard to talk about topic. Here are a few of the real challenges … Continue reading

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5 ways of “Opening our eyes to God’s imagination”

This week’s texts feature the faith of Abraham and Sarah. What was it about their faith journey of Abraham and Sarah that gave them faith to believe such a preposterous promise as becoming becoming father and mother of God’s people … Continue reading

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Companions of Change

Canada Geese migrate over Manitoba. They add colour and context to our life rhythms. A few stay around all summer, but in spring and fall they become our special companions as we prepare for significant changes. Their various calls and … Continue reading

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Children and the Future of the Church

The questions, “Will our children have faith?” and “Will our faith have children?” have been actively discussed in children’s ministry circles ever since John Westerhoff raised them in his classic critique of Christian education in his book, Will Our Children … Continue reading

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Encountering God in our Temptations?

This plate of sweets tempts me. So do many other things. Temptation abounds for all of us. I rarely think of those temptations as potential God encounters. But that is this week’s worship theme in Leader, where seasonal worship resources … Continue reading

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Outsmarting Yourself: Catching Your Past Invading the Present and What to Do about It

Outsmarting Yourself: Catching Your Past Invading the Present and What to Do about It. Karl Lehman, M.D. (ThisJOYbooks, 2011) Dr. Karl Lehman and his wife Charlotte, who assists him in his ministry alongside of her pastorate at Reba Place Fellowship, … Continue reading

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Growing in Winter Seasons

Christmas is over, but its memories and lessons linger. I’ve swept up the pine needles and placed the drying Manitoba Spruce tree into a snow drift outside our living room window as a reminder of celebration and green in the … Continue reading

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