” Blue Sky is a compelling story of tragedy and illness and how Christians coped with these unforeseen events through private and public prayer. Forgiveness is another principle (forgiving others and accepting their forgiveness). A theme running through the whole story is the ever presence of the Holy Spirit sent in Jesus’ name by the Father who oversees the lives of Christian believers and acts in compassion and mercy. It provokes much thought for us and will always be in our minds to guide us through our own ministries as we deal with life’s problems.”
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Rita and Rev. Robert Culver, Ontario, Canada
Gil Stieglitz is an internationally recognized author, speaker, catalyst, counselor, professor, and leadership consultant. He is Campus Pastor of Hillside Christian Church, a mega-church of 4,000, in Roseville,California. He teaches at Christian universities and graduate schools in practical theology (Biola, William Jessup, Western Seminary). He is the president of Principles to Live By, an organization committed to teaching God’s principles in a life-giving way. He sits on several boards, including Thriving Churches International, a ministry extension of Bayside Church, and Courage Worldwide, an organization that builds homes throughout the world to rescue children forced into sexual slavery. He has been a denominational executive for fifteen years with the Evangelical Free Church of America and was the senior pastor of a vibrant church in Southern California for seventeen years.
Don’t forget Valentine’s Day 🙂
Valentine’s Day rolls around every year without fail. Husbands forget Feb 14th at their peril. Somehow our wives interpret our forgetting Valentine’s Day as a sign that we don’t care, that we may be putting other priorities like work and sports above them. So, husbands, be warned. Flowers are much cheaper than lawyers.
After almost forty-three is years of marriage, I love my wife more now than I have ever loved her. To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we flew to England to visit with our youngest son, serving thenas a youth missionary in Newcastle. It is an amazing gift to be married to someone whom you really like to be with. My wife has been that gift to me. She has been so loyal in supporting our 31-year ministry at St. Simon’s North Vancouver from 1987 to 2018. That is why I dedicated my…
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Happy Valentine’s Day
By the Rev. Dr. Ed Hird
What is Valentine’s Day without love? Dr. Gil Stieglitz, author of Marital Intelligence, says that love is meeting needs. We feel loved when someone else meets our needs. They feel loved when we meet their needs.
Without love, relationships don’t last. The Great Physician taught that the greatest commandments are all about love: love God and love our neighbour. Without loving people, we can’t really love God, because God is love. All the commandments are fulfilled when we love each other. We are called to do everything in love, to serve one another humbly in love. Love is called the Royal Law. Jesus taught that the Ten Commandments given us by Moses are about love. When we keep the Ten Commandments from our heart, we are being loving. When we break them, we are being unloving. The Golden Rule “Do unto others as…
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Happy Valentine’s Day. Jesus loves you very much
My wife Janice and I will be celebrating our 43rd Wedding Anniversary. Over four decades later, I can say without reservation that I love her more deeply with each passing year. It is too easy to take one’s marriage partner for granted in our extremely busy world. Yet each of us want to feel special and appreciated. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to go to the very heart of what marriage is really all about. Valentine’s Day was birthed in a time much like nowadays when people were encouraged to look down on marriage as an interference with their personal freedoms and careers.
Through attending a Marriage Encounter weekend, I have learned that one of the most romantic things that one can do on Valentine’s Day (and every day) is to write a personal letter to one’s sweetheart.
Despite Napoleon Bonaparte’s extreme busyness…
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Kevin and Julia Garratt were keynote speakers at Vancouver MissionsFest. They were falsely imprisoned for spying in China after serving for 30 years. Click to view the 100 Huntley Street interview.