Pastor’s Pen

The happy ending to the Christmas story

I came across this article in a Crosswalk newsletter and thought it was worth sharing: Many of us have wonderful memories of Easter morning, which includes baskets full of chocolate, egg hunts, and new dresses for church. Those traditions are fun and can build fond memories. But what about the real event we are celebrating?
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What makes a great family?

Lately, I have been learning not to take time for granted and to make sure that we make the most of every second, especially in the context of family. See my oldest son Joshua is getting married this weekend and it has been such a joy to see him fall in love with Liliana. They
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Three things I’ve been learning about making games EPIC

If it’s one thing I know, it’s that students love having FUN! That’s why the College Pastors have been running EPIC Games on Thursday lunch times. I have loved using this time to connect with students while having a massive amount of fun with oversized games. That being said, as in all youth ministry, the
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A glimpse of my story

Being new to the school, I thought I would share briefly where I have come from. … a thankful heart. ‘Man plans his future, but the Lord determines his steps’. Proverbs 16.9I’m sure for many of you, where you are today is not where you thought you would have been five or ten years ago?
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Transitioning from Primary to Middle School

Transitioning from Primary to Middle School can be a big deal for some students.  As Pastors we are trying to help the students with this transition. So far this term we have been intentional about getting to know all the Year 7 students. We want the students to feel comfortable with us should they ever
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Pastor’s Pen – Believable love

Upon reflecting on the College verse this year, I have examined the importance of living out this verse in our everyday life and especially in our home. Sharon and I absolutely love parenting our two boys Josh and Ben. They mean the world to us and we would give the world for them to be
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A time for everything

The Bible says, “There is a time for everything” (Ecclesiastes 3:1), and the start of the new year tends to be a time for fresh starts. God’s Word is a great place to begin when you’re thinking about starting over and moving forward. Here are some verses to help you kick-start your new year. 1.
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A moment we will never forget

Who loves special moments? Moments when you can’t help but smile inwardly and outwardly at what is occuring before your eyes? Shut your eyes for a moment and see if you can remember the last time you saw a newborn baby, gazed on a newborn lamb wriggle, or heard a baby chick cheep. Remember the
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The BEST thing about Christmas!

What do you think is the best thing about Christmas? Presents? Decorating the Christmas tree? Singing Christmas carols? Lots of yummy food? Holidays? Time with family? All these are things that make Christmas a great time of year, but none of them is the best thing about Christmas. The BEST thing about Christmas is that
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Transformations

There is something majestic and peaceful about sitting in the presence of butterflies. I never feel flapped, irritated or annoyed by them. They bring about a calming effect on our lives don’t they and they also have an amazing way of giving us a smile. The truth is that the butterflies had to go through
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