You Gotta Luv Family :-)

“So, mind me asking? Which is your favorite family in the world?” “Mine, of course!” most reply. “Is it perfect?” “You kidding me? You should meet my brother, but I love him anyway.” “Yep, you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.” We intuitively...
Impossible Things

Impossible Things

Impossible Things!! To change is to live and to adapt is to thrive. It’s not always easy. Here are some thoughts on change through generations and trusting God for what we can never know. And then a bonus feature about 5 ways to help another, or be helped…...
Church – Why God?

Church – Why God?

If there’s one contentious issue among those who ‘believe in Jesus’ it’s the role of the Church. In our communities there are many who have ‘given up on the Church’ but still believe in God. “I can believe in God and not go to...
Reaching Out

Reaching Out

Tina Van Unen and Diana Patterson are spearheading a new Jericho Road outreach mission to the homeless in Port Alberni. The following article appeared in the local paper this week (Karly Blats – Alberni Valley News). Please pray for the love and presence of...
The Light that Leads Us Home

The Light that Leads Us Home

It was pitch black darkness in semi desert, undulating terrain lightly sprinkled with scrub and rocks. I was on night manoeuvres during my forced conscription to the army in 1971. We’d been at it all day and half the night and I’d never been so tired in my life. After...
How’d You Respond?

How’d You Respond?

“I grew up very religious, and I was taught to think that people with alternative lifestyles were just ‘confused.’ But now it seems to me that gender and sexuality are so bendable and flexible. I’ve been going to a lot of poetry readings lately, and people present...