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Teens and Technology

Teens and Technology Learn to Discern I have to confess I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I love the convenience of writing this article on my iPad. But I hate when my technology quits working, like my iPad did recently. I realized just how dependent I have become on Read more…

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A Traveller’s Guide to Heaven

A Traveller’s Guide to Heaven I have never been to Europe and have always longed to go. When my little sister was still in her teens she had the opportunity. When I saw her pictures I was so jealous that she had actually seen the Parthenon and Chartres Cathedral and Read more…

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Grateful

Grateful…..10 Things I love about fall: 1. Boots! 2. Crunchy leaves 3. Brilliant colours 4. Harvest moons 5. Flannelette sheets 6. My down duvet 7. New TV episodes 8. No mosquitoes 9. Fires in the fireplace 10.My husband lives at home…a bit more   I’m really a summer person. My Read more…

By Randy, ago
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Just Ask!

Just Ask! Today I had the remarkable experience of receiving what I hoped for in two situations where that outcome was unlikely. I was prepared to politely accept refusal, but I still had to ask. I had purchased the econo-size of a food product which I didn’t realize was not Read more…

By Randy, ago
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Who’s in Your Herd?

There are some places on this planet that should be safe. A mother’s womb should be a safe place. A child’s bed should be a safe place. Families should be safe and so should churches. Unfortunately many are not. So many of the tragic stories I hear at women’s retreats Read more…

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Help I’m a Youth Pastor!

I remember the day I started as a Youth Pastor. Let’s just say it was a number of years ago. I thought it was all pretty simple. All I had to do was love students and help them be like Jesus, right? I may have been naive but it didn’t Read more…

By Randy, ago
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Celebrating 20 Years

Can you believe it! Because of the Lord’s grace and provision, and your ongoing support, Straight Talk has been able to minister to women and youth for 20 years! On Friday, Nov 28 we celebrated the Lord’s work through Straight Talk with party held at First Alliance Church that was full Read more…

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Turning Faces Into Lasting Friendships

Read below to learn more about Friend Me and click here to get a copy for your own library! From Virtual Friends to Authentic Relationships With the rise of social media, more of us are managing our relationships online instead of in person. Technology that was meant to make communication Read more…

By Randy, ago
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Recently published!

Have a look at the article that Randy co-authored in Alliance.ca on mentoring youth pastors.  For the past six years Randy has had great success in helping youth pastors in becoming successful.   If you know a youth pastor who could benefit from Randy’s mentorship or help why not forward Read more…

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