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14
Aug

Guest Blog by Oi

Oi’s Camp Widjiitiwin Testimony Camp came into my life in a time that I was really struggling. When I moved from Australia I was very angry and bitter towards my father and towards God. The friendship group that I was involved in was unhealthy and left me lonely. I was that...
31
Jul

Start Ups by Dan Bolin

Several friends have started new businesses. They thrive on the adrenaline rush of establishing something new and dream of creating the next great enterprise. A few have succeeded, providing products or services to many willing buyers. But some new ideas flounder. People lose...
26
Mar

Connections Matter

In 2010, my dad asked if I wanted to join him on a trip to India. Because of my adventurous spirit, I agreed to join him with no idea of how this country would touch me so deeply years later. I was very fortunate to spend nearly 3 months in India in the fall of 2018. During my...
12
Mar

Staffing, How Widji Builds its Team

As any manager knows, building a team and hiring staff every year can be exhausting work. There are countless models to follow, and countless considerations that can pile up and, if not careful, overwhelm a person with decisions. To give an idea of what hiring looks like for this...
05
Mar

The Gospel: This I Believe

What exactly is it that we are to believe? This blog is formed from excerpts from a sermon by Darrell Baker from Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville, ON Canada The obvious answer is to believe that Jesus rose from the dead. But when you dig deeper into that phrase you understand...
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...