I cringe at the thought of guided group tours. I also clutch my wallet tightly. I just don’t like the idea of paying someone to stuff me in a bus or a boat and ferry me around telling me what to look at. And yet somehow, I was persuaded to take my family on the…

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It’s a common misconception that the Canadian prairies don’t have mountains. We do. We have an abundance of them! Between December and April, you’ll find them in the corners of many parking lots and on vacant land, just like the mountain my brother-in-law climbed in the photo above. But as I went for a walk…

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Jesus was on his way home, and choosing to take the quick route, was passing through the region of Samaria. This was the land of the Samaritans, a people despised by Jews, half-breeds due to the Jewish people intermingling with Gentiles long ago when Israel’s northern kingdom was conquered. We’re told Jesus was weary. Imagine…

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The following article was published on the faith page of the Winnipeg Free Press on May 1, 2020. I had just finished a very encouraging conversation. It was in mid-March, and a friend in my congregation was going through a difficult time. We got together for an evening to talk. It was quite late when…

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