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A teenage girl, wrapped in a blanket. She is sitting on a sand dune looking out at the clouds.

When all of it seems like a song like a dance or a play, expressions and facades seem to whisk me away, out of that state of harmony between artistry and brevity, where I wrestle with glimpses of my fiery darkness with clarity. So devoted to a tripping taxonomy of … Read More

The Ripple Effect

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Ripples on a pond.

Have you ever thrown a pebble into a pond? It makes a quiet plop, creates a small circle of ripples, and then disappears. Have you ever thrown a rock into a pond? It makes a loud SPLASH, causes waves to form, and creates a large circle of ripples that spread … Read More

John 8: 1-12

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A picture of clouds with the text "I am the light of the world whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12"

Scripture Reading:  But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made … Read More

Masterful Mosaic

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A picture of a colourful mosaic.

Our lives are like a mosaic with broken, black, and disfigured pieces, with God as the artist who masterfully puts those pieces together to create a bigger and more beautiful picture. When we have plans and dreams that get broken or blackened, we often turn to God and say, “This … Read More

John 7: 1-53

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A picture of paint swirls with the text "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. John 7:37"

Scripture Reading: After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to … Read More

John 6: 60-70

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A picture of a forest with the text "The spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. John 6:63"

Scripture Reading: On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”  Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! … Read More

Jaffray Project 2019: Investing in People

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Dry cracked earth

Kristi Hopf is an international worker in Niger serving the Fulani people, a group of people the Jaffray Project is reaching. She is involved in a program that teaches local Fulani agricultural strategies, such as zaï holes,1 and composting. Christophe, the agricultural trainer, had a village representative plant an experimental field … Read More

God is Already There

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Table top view of four people sitting down to eat together.

Transitioning off the mission field to accepting the role as District Superintendent for the Eastern Canadian District has led to eye-opening conversations with our children. When faced with the nomination, we went for dinner as a family to discuss what our steps would be. The conversations ranged from tears to … Read More

We are Destined to Soar!

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A single person in a parachute gliding in over a sunset rolling hill scene.

A few months ago, a daring lifelong dream of mine became a breathtaking reality. I jumped out of an airplane at 3,000 meters in a tandem skydiving adventure! Within a few seconds, I accelerated to over 200 kilometers per hour; the force of the wind pushed violently against my body, … Read More

John 6: 25-59

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Scripture Reading: When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had … Read More