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07/07/2021

A kingdom of justice

On earth as it is in heaven Written by Emily MontesanoI was sitting in my seat at church one Sunday when I was reminded of a simple, yet profound truth. Through Christ, we are peacemakers, justice-seekers, and image-bearers—uniquely chosen to actively play a part in His story of restoration. While t

  Emily Montesano
07/07/2021

The unexpected balm of voicing anger

Lessons learned from the vengeful psalmsWritten by Cindy PalinI was always stupefied when I came across passages of vengeance in the Psalms. Paul, in Romans 12:18, tells us “if it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Yet these passages were vengeful and violent; pe

  Cindy Palin
07/07/2021

It’s God who delivers, not us

Written by Shawn NaylorDuring the summer before I started university, I participated in a football training camp. I developed a good reputation as a decent player among coaches and players alike. As a result, I made the dress list and was designated to see the field play. The stands were sold out. M

  Shawn Naylor
07/07/2021

Injury turned to opportunity

How God led me into ministryWritten by Ryan CampeseI had just finished carpentry school. Shortly after returning to work, I severely injured my back while helping to lift a wall. I had no idea at the time, but that accident led me on a life-changing journey toward Christ’s calling for my life. As I

  Ryan Campese
07/07/2021

Why peace isn’t quiet

Written by Andrew RussellI am a father of four young kids ranging from age two-and-a-half to ten. As you can imagine, our house is not a quiet environment. The walls are constantly reverberating with the sounds of our kids playing happily or arguing and screaming. The littlest one chases her older b

  Andrew Russell
07/07/2021

Devotional: Our Life in Christ

Written by Robbie Down“‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down’” (Revelation 12:10-12).This passage reveals the cause behi

  Robbie Down
07/07/2021

Ten podcasts you should know about

Canadian Christian podcasts that can start conversations, sharpen your creativity, and deepen your faithindoubtThis podcast brings the gospel to the relevant issues of life and faith that young adults face every day, cultivating conversation. The show hosts a range of Christian leaders speaking on s

  LOVEISMOVING
07/07/2021

Cultivating peace amid violence

Written by Alyssa EsparazWarning: This article mentions domestic violence and substance abuse. The pangs of hunger in his stomach and the stench of sewage around him were the farthest things from Seth’s mind as he lay down in a pipe on the streets of Uganda. He had just sniffed some glue—something h

  Alyssa Ezparaz
07/07/2021

No longer alone

Learning to rely on the body of Christ Written by Ulla MiaI spent years at war with my heart and mind. Anxiety lived like a free renter in my mind while depression overtook my heart. This has made it so hard for me to draw near to God. He offers peace, but I left no room for such a thing.It seemed i

  Ulla Mia
07/07/2021

Look at the birds

Refocusing on God’s PeaceWritten by Abby CionaI look across the river. High up in the trees, I see an enormous tangle of twigs and branches: an eagle’s nest. I often see a pair of bald eagles perching nearby. I stare through binoculars, spotting a fluffy grey chick peeking out of the nest. No matter

  Abby Ciona
07/07/2021

Self-publishing my debut novel

Overcoming procrastination, doubt, and discerning my calling Written by E.E. GilliesOnce, I stayed at a mansion in Ottawa owned by Trinity Western University. The place sparked my writer’s brain with ideas for many stories. One day, a novel idea came to me all at once. I knew the beginning, middle,

  E.E. Gillies
07/07/2021

The heart of a servant

Learning the modern equivalent of washing one another’s feetWritten by A. A. AdourianAs I was running errands one Saturday afternoon around Easter, I turned on the radio. The speakers were in the middle of a conversation about Jesus taking off his robe—symbolizing the setting aside of His power as L

  A A Adourian
07/07/2021

The Two Sisters Statue

A fable on different forms of peaceWritten by Gracie Menger My name is Kyrie Spindle and I’m going to relay the supernatural events from Tuesday of last week. My friend Sinclair and I ventured to a nearby town seeking an adventure, or something to cure our boredom at least. Our escapade was not at a

  Gracie Menger
07/07/2021

Transformation in progress

Dwelling with God leads to peace spilling into our communitiesWritten by Sarah EvangelineWhen the pandemic hit, it was an unknown for all of us. I felt my whole body overcome with intense fear. The worst possible scenarios ran through my mind. I experienced panic attacks followed by a season of lone

  Sarah Evangeline
07/07/2021

A Song of Stillness

Written by J.M. BergmanStillness is wheremy soul will find rest—Where I choose quiet intimacy,and realizefear of loss cannot threaten meas much as I once thought.Experiencing peace this deep is to understand this temporary world has limited truths to offer me—releasing my pain and all it holds,and h

  J.M. Bergman
06/28/2021

Finding your voice

Andrea Nwabuike on the importance of locating ourselves within the stories we tell Interview by Ilana ReimerQ. What was your experience with creativity growing up?A. Both of my parents are quite creative, but maybe not in the way you would think of. My dad is a pastor, so every week he creates sermo

  Ilana Reimer
06/28/2021

To my fellow mourners

Facing the pain of chaos with ChristWritten by Jayda Hooge When things go sideways, I always look for the bright side of the situation. Initially, I hate coming to terms with the hurt, pain, or disappointments that have been dumped on my doorstep. Phrases like, “At least this other thing didn’t ha

  Jayda Hooge
05/03/2021

Grace reset

What I learned from two weeks of physical and spiritual careWritten by Ulla MiaFor years, I’ve struggled with my mental health. I was diagnosed by a medical professional with anxiety and depression. It’s a battle I’ve been fighting for as long as I can remember. I honestly can’t imagine a day where

  Ulla Mia
05/03/2021

Balancing act

Uniting our bodies, minds, and souls in ChristWritten by Shawn NaylorRecently, I played a board game called Newton’s Tree, where you place apples onto a tree, trying to prevent the tree from falling over in the process. Essentially, the objective of the game is to maintain the tree’s balance.The sam

  Shawn Naylor
05/03/2021

The power of self-compassion

Accepting our God-given identities brings healingWritten by Sarah EvangelineWhen I was a young girl, I played in the forest and wildflowers, pretending I was a princess on my unicorn, coming to save people from an evil villain. I’d get bruises and scrapes all the time. But I always got back up again

  Sarah Evangeline
05/03/2021

Waiting

Poem and art by Sarah EmtageIt’s okay to wait.What you need never really comes late.Red lights are alright.Take a breath. Take a break.You’ve got time;time to bake patience from scratch,time to plant seeds,watch eggs hatch,time to be stilland to know,and time to be readywhen the green light says go.

  Sarah Emtage
05/03/2021

Small steps of transformation

How slow habit-building has deepened my faithWritten by Natalie LantzI find it inspiring when people maintain habits on a daily basis. Like actually getting out of bed on time and eating more than a granola bar in the morning before rushing off to their early morning classes. I, on the other hand, c

  Natalie Lantz
05/03/2021

Carving out time in a fast-paced world

Christ’s model is a guide to the life of prayerWritten by Lisa HanashThe culture we live in is oversaturated with messages. We’re not always given the messages we are looking for or the ones we need. Our focus and attention are being threatened by this cultural noise—often coming from our screens. A

  Lisa Hanash
05/03/2021

The pandemic and mental health

Youth around the globe are struggling during Covid-19Written by Laura Heming PhillipsCovid-19 has taken an enormous toll on millions of people around the world. Under the weight of fear and unknowns, many have also suffered with their mental health—dealing in silence with feelings that suffocate. “I

  Laura Heming Phillips