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19
Nov

He Would Be 16, But I’m 55

He Would Be Sixteen (actually, I’m 55), but it’s the title of a song about adoption by Michelle Wright. The lyrics are below.  November 9, 2018 was World Adoption Day. This has become an annual blog for me. Check out the other two at World Adoption Day and Jesus was...
13
Nov

The Thrill of Watching the Underdog

David against Goliath. Frodo Versus the dark lord Sauron. The Tortoise and the Hare. People love the underdog stories, but nobody wants to be the underdog. Why is it that people are fascinated by characters and stories that overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, but when faced...
30
Oct

Unearthed

Guest blog by Shelagh Raymer, Women of Grace, Director, MBC Written for our WOG Unearthed retreat which took place on October 12-14, 2018.  For a while now the idea of doing something different for one of the Women of Grace retreat has been percolating in my mind.  Things women...
23
Oct

Cooking with Moose: Family Favourite Chili

As the weather gets colder and we approach winter (sorry, it had to be said), you may be looking for some comfort food. In that case I offer up today’s recipe: Family Favourite Chili. This recipe comes from Moose’s family cookbook called, “That Tastes Like...
16
Oct

Being Full of Thanks – It’s All About Perspective

Guest Blog by John Friesen, CEO, MBC This is the month when our minds turn to giving thanks.  We have just celebrated the thanksgiving weekend here at MBC and the scenery is beautiful, as the autumn colours seem to be at their peak right now.  The smell of autumn is in the air. ...
12
Oct

A Lesson from the Leaves

Autumn is a season with several negative connotations and a handful of positives. It’s the end of summer, the harvest fairs are everywhere, and in no time there will be snow. The first time I remember hearing about Seasonal Affect Disorder was in conversation with a high...
09
Oct

Widji Staff & Campers Will Grow Up To Rule The World

Staff & campers will grow up to rule the world! I often wonder as I look around each summer at the new group of campers, what will be come of them. Which ones will do our SALT program, become staff, then leadership staff. Which one might eventually be the camp director.  We...
02
Oct

Thanksgiving 2018

This coming weekend we have Thanksgiving in Canada. It’s the one day or weekend we pause long enough to remember all the things we are thankful for. It seems obvious that we should be thankful more than just one day a year. And we are. We give thank for meals, we thank...
25
Sep

Are you a Rope or a Rag?

I’m a rope, my wife is a rag. Yes, I know that may not seem very flattering to say. Let me explain.  I know this after listening to a sermon by Dwayne Cline from Hughson Street Baptist Church in Hamilton. Dwayne was preaching on a passage from Jeremiah 38:1-13 about the...
18
Sep

Leadership is like Ripples on Water

The effect of our leadership continues to go out like ripples on water through the people we have impacted. A ripple moves out from the center and the ripple effect is so much greater than the original impact formed.  As a leader, every word you say, every email you write, your...