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03
Dec

Mary Did You Know?

Guest blog by Nicole Rose Ankenmann Thinking about Jesus’ momma tonight. We celebrate four weeks of #advent these days, but she had roughly forty weeks to anticipate the Messiah’s birth — to fret over the growing infant, to think about their future family, to wonder how lo...
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...
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...
29
Aug

All’s Well That Ends… Well

Guest ReBlog by Dan Bolin, International Director – CCI Worldwide A SLICE OF FRESH BREAD This is the next to last Fresh Bread, so reflect with me on ending well.  Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing. Ravi Zacharias Peter gives us...
15
Jul

It’s a Camp Thing by Shooby

It’s a Camp Thing by Shooby I had always heard people talking about camp, and the things that had happen, and they always ended with “it’s a camp thing”. I never got it, I never knew what “it’s a camp thing” meant. Staying up till all hours of the night with homesick campers,...
25
Jun

Staying Focused – Leah’s Guest Blog

Guest Blog by Leah Shadbolt, Widji Assistant Director Growing up as a camper, my favourite part of camp was always the surprise of who my cabin leader was going to be. I could hardly wait to find out! Every year, for as long as I can remember, I looked up to my leaders as if they...
30
Jan

The Gift We Give Ourselves

A SLICE OF FRESH BREAD by Dan Bolin, International Director – CCI Worldwide “The Bible in the memory is better than the Bible in the book case.” Charles Spurgeon When I went to camp as a child, I received a discounted price because I memorized Bible verses all year long....
09
Jan

A Leader’s Loyalty

Guest Blog by Heyoo While watching the holiday classic White Christmas I was reminded of one of the common behaviours of a good leader. There is a scene in the film where Danny Kaye’s character is tasked with keeping the General from seeing his partner’s (Bing Crosby’s)...