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17
Dec

What Did The Shepherds Think? by Dan Bode

Their part in the life of Christ did not end on the night of His birth. How did they feel when the angels told them of Christ’s birth? Certainly they were awestruck. They were most likely quite shocked to be chosen to receive this announcement. They were, after all, fairly...
10
Dec

For Unto Us a Child is Born

Once again the Christmas season is upon us and the craziness and chaos that goes along with it will continue for about another three weeks. If watching Hallmark movies with my wife in December has taught me anything it is that there are a lot of “Christmas miracles”. ...
11
Feb

Traditions are the Stories that Families Write Together

Traditions are the stories that families write together. This is a line from a Christmas movie (Reunited At Christmas – Hallmark Channel) that a grandma speaks to her young granddaughter as she shares the cherished Christmas star that has been passed down for generations...
18
Dec

Christmas Morning Traditions

What are your Christmas morning traditions? Our (Moose & Mumz) traditions are a collection from my family and Elaine’s. Christmas stockings get opened before breakfast and all at once. There is a small hammer that always ends up in my stocking that has been wrapped and...
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...
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)...
19
Dec

What Do You Want For Christmas?

by Julie Leis For Noah, Caitlin and Gabriel My children ask each year the same question. After thinking about it, I decided I’d give them my real answer: What do I want for Christmas? I want you. I want you to keep coming around, I want you to bring your kids around (when...
05
Dec

A Christmas Confession

I have a “Christmas confession“. This will be hard for some of you to hear and many people won’t understand, but that’s okay. This has been a problem for some years now, at least back to my teens. I need to get this off my chest; so here goes… I like...
15
Dec

We are the Reason for the Season

Jesus was born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago, a fact that Christians celebrate at Christmas time. No doubt most of us are already preparing for family, friends and other guests to arrive in a week or so.  However, Jesus came to earth for more than Christmas, for more than...
07
Dec

Camp 4 Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Camp Widjiitiwin! Have you thought about giving the “Gift of Camp“ for Christmas? We can help you put something under the tree. Here is the Widji_Camp_4_Christmas_Certificate that you can print out and give to your child or grandchild at...