Archive for May, 2016|Monthly archive page

Joy In The Journey

My mother-in-law turns 95 years old in July.  She has reached a ripe old age.  She’s a mature woman!  Along the way she has picked up some wisdom, accomplished some gals, completed some tasks, but near the end of her days, we realize that life is more the accumulation of experiences, than the arrival at a destination or the fulfilment of something.  As in biological life, maturity in our ‘faith-life’ is more about the journey than the destination.  Let’s chat together about maintaining a good tension between ‘pressing on toward the mark’, and living well in the present.

Hebrews 5:11-6:3 and 2 Timothy 4:1-8

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From Aging To Saging

How did a guy, born in Paraguay, South America, and who lived and worked and enjoyed life in Coaldale, AB; Tofield, AB; Niagara, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Waterloo, ON; Powassan, ON; Nairobi, Kenya; St Catharines, ON; Lusaka, Zambia; Waterloo, ON; Elkhart, IN; Windsor, ON; Chun Cheon, S Korea; Calgary, AB; Seoul, S Korea, end up in Waterpark Place, right beside St John’s/Elevation?

Readings: Psalm 71:1-19

That Moment When

Crisis will visit most people at some point in their life, and when it does, it brings change.   Crisis demands a response. How will you respond when it comes to you?

Readings: 1 Kings 3:17-27; Psalm 13; James 1:2-5

Midlife/Crisis

Shawna Percy, a member of the Elevation community, will be addressing how she faced a major “mid-life crisis” and found her way through to hope again. In her talk about triumphing through tragedy you’ll hear how suicide affected her life, how it can be addressed in the context of the church, what life was like before crisis, and the hope that she regained after traumatic loss. Join the journey with Shawna as we go there and back again.”
Readings:  1 Samuel 31:1-6; 2 Samuel 1:17-27

Changing Direction

Just as there comes a time in everyone’s life when you become more independent by transitioning form the comforts and simplicity of childhood, so our faith journey contains periods of transition and significant change of direction.  Even though these adjustments can be painful, they can be extremely meaningful, and essential in developing a mature spiritual identity.

Readings:  Philippians 3:1-14