Christian Living

Christianity: When it's not what you expected.

Couple walking along nice path.

A lot of life is unpredictable. You’ve probably noticed, things just don’t go the way you planned. What happens to your faith when Christianity isn’t what you expected? It’s not what I expected. I’m not really sure what I expected, if I had any expectations at all. In hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t know what…

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Dont Worry Be Happy

Image of Man Worrying

Worrying is something we all do but it is also something we’re all commanded not to do. Do you start your day, much like I do? 6:45 Pour coffee in cup. Stumble to the couch and sit down. Open bible. 6:46 Take first sip. Eyes pop open. Read words on page. 6:55 Caffeine has it’s…

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Worship God in the Midst of Chaos

We Three Kings

The past few weeks have been tough. My washer and dryer broke down. My stove caught fire. My vacuum cleaner died a slow and painful death. While I was making cookies for the school bake sale, my hand mixer fell apart in my hands. Those are some of the easy things that I’ve had to…

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Is Hell really real?

Hell

Is Hell really real? Many don’t believe it. Others joke, it’s a place of continual party. Even amongst Christians, opinions vary. Even so, the Bible says Hell is real, and you don’t want to go there. Ever wonder what it’s like? Hell I mean. The Bible uses different Greek and Hebrew words to describe the…

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Why it's hard to tell the truth

I like to watch Anderson Cooper in his segment Keeping Them Honest. Anderson’s mandate is to expose the misconduct of government and corporate leaders, by highlighting the contradiction between what they communicate publicly and their lack of resolve to stand by their word. Through the pressure of his interrogation, Anderson dares people to tell the…

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Filled With The Holy Spirit

The Bible commands us to be filled with the spirit. This is different than receiving the Holy Spirit at conversion. Ephesians 5 commands us to keep on being filled by the spirit. How does that happen and what does it look like when you are filled? A few weeks back Taelyn attended a week long,…

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Cherry Picking The Bible

Closing Ears to Truth

It’s cherry season in Kelowna and cherries are one of Kelly’s favorite fruit. Last week we were invited to a friend’s house to pick cherries from their tree. Kelly quickly jumped at the chance, packed a ladder, grabbed the biggest buckets he could find, and off we went. You might have thought Kelly won the…

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Living a Life of Holiness

Let The Lord Move The Boulder

Those who claim salvation through Jesus Christ are called to live a life of holiness. It’s noticeable difference from the way the rest of the world lives. Our goals, our dreams, our relationships, our spending habits – everything – must be set apart for the purpose of bringing glory to God. The Bible calls God’s…

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Looking for a Loophole in the Bible?

Looking For Loopholes

People are always looking for a loophole – especially in the Bible. Recently, I read an article about a lawyer dubbed “Mr. Loophole.” The British attorney lends fond endorsement to his alias, citing his extraordinary talent for finding the legal technicality to help his clients avoid the consequences of their bad choices as the reason…

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