Thoughts & Reflections

Thoughts and reflections from the members of the National Team and special guests.

How to Stop the Spread

When it comes to stopping the spread there are three key actions to keep in mind: Keep Isolated If you go out keep your distance and do not touch other people. Wear a mask around others This is good advice if the spread we are wanting to stop is COVID-19 but it is exactly whatContinue reading “How to Stop the Spread”

The Good Samaritan (Digital Edition – With apologies to Luke)

Written by Heather Card. And who is my neighbour? A young woman wrote a Facebook post that was a veiled reference to her struggle with anxiety, but the hashtags scattered among her recent posts left was no doubt that she was in a difficult downward spiral. The demands of children, online learning, and financial pressuresContinue reading “The Good Samaritan (Digital Edition – With apologies to Luke)”

What are the questions we are asking?

ver the last 8 weeks as we have encountered “staying in place,” I have heard church leaders from across the country asking a lot of questions. Why wouldn’t we? We have been in unusual times.

Understanding the Times

The spread of COVID-19 has everyone from governments and business to families and churches trying to tell what the future holds and how they should respond. We’ve been confronted with a disease we’ve never seen before. Yet, this time we’re seeing unprecedented steps, like whole nations being put on lock down, to prevent and contain its spread. When uncertainty runs high, panic and fear begin to reign.

The Decade Ahead

Linked In reminded me this last weekend that it has been 20 years since God birthed Forge in Canada. Linked In actually congratulated me on it being 21 years, but at this stage who is counting. I think it is likely we are entering our 21st year, but as I get to this stage of life, I find it hard to remember my kids’ names let alone how many years I have had the privilege of serving God in Canada. It has been a wonderful journey, and I trust that there is even more ahead.

Peace

The question is –in the midst of turmoil, tragedy, terrorism and trauma–how do we communicate that Aslan is still on the move, in our midst, a God who cares, has come, is here and coming again?

Perhaps, advent provides us with such an opportunity– To go beyond the sentimental,

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