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Silent Retreat

After Thoughts is taking a break for a while ... a sort of Silent Retreat to reflect, rethink and regroup.   Please pray for us as we consider what kind of a blog will be most helpful for our church community going forward. Read More

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Pressing On - Philippians 3:7-10

By Shawn Watts What is the source of our life? Being? Purpose? These were some of the relevant questions raised while listening to Pastor Alan. On a higher level, the answers to questions like these lie with where each of us believe life started. Some believe humans are a result of some coincidence, we just... Read More

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By Darcy Mohr The story of Joshua addressing the people of Israel at Shechem, as told in Joshua 24, helps illustrate the reality for us that God desires our complete devotion to a relationship with Him – He wants all of our heart, soul and mind. Each day we must choose first to seek the Kingdom of God in order to... Read More

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Saved by Trickery - Joshua 9

By Ron Morrow I’ve read Joshua 9 a number of times over the years. As far as I was concerned, the Gibeonites were deceivers and the Israelites made the foolish mistake of believing their lies rather than seeking God’s counsel in the matter. It was all right there in black and white. No nasty “grey areas” to... Read More

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Joshua 7:1-26 barriers to genuine faith

By Steve Lucas Pastor Alan said on Sunday, “Sometimes what seems easy is not. Where is God when this happens?” When I was a child my mother would send me over to the local shoppers drug mart with a note for the cashier so I could buy her cigarettes. As a seven year old I used to think this was a great thing to do,... Read More

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New beginning - Walking by faith (Joshua 5:13 - 6:27)

By Muyiwa Falope Pastor Alan’s current series exploring the theme of "New beginnings" is based on the Old Testament book of Joshua. The series commenced at the beginning of the fall season, a time of change for many people, certainly for students after the long summer break. I am very grateful for the timing of... Read More

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Standing Firm Together - 2 Corinthians 4:8-12 - Resilience

by: Matthew Reid/Frontlines Program Coordinator 2 Corinthians 4:8-12 New International Version (NIV) 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so... Read More

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Standing Firm Together - Lamentations 3:22-24

By Charlotte Williams This passage can be found in a popular hymn (“The Steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is thy Faithfulness, Oh Lord. Great is thy Faithfulness”….and it is no secret that it is one of my favourites,... Read More

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Standing Firm Together - Matthew 6:25-27

 By Shawn Watts Do Not Worry “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly... Read More

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Standing Firm Together - Daniel 6:11

By Stachen Fredrick - Frontlines Executive Director This year has been a trying year for me but through Jesus’ lovingkindness, it has ended up also being one of my most rewarding years. On April 4th 2016, I received some news that was devastating to me. I wenthome that day and opened by bible and God led my hands... Read More

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