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Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating 20 Years

December 4, 2014 No Comments

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 of laughs and great stories. […]

Teens and Technology – Parent Page

Teens and Technology – Parent Page

October 24, 2013 No Comments

Parent Page- 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 the miserable thing! […]

Turning Faces Into Lasting Friendships

Turning Faces Into Lasting Friendships

October 15, 2013 No Comments

Donna has a new book!  Friend Me – Turning Faces into Lasting Relationships hit the shelves in February and Donna has been busy sharing it across the continent! Read below to learn more about her newest book and click here to get a copy for your own library! From Virtual Friends to Authentic Relationships With […]

Your students are interested in having a relationship with you! – Ministry to youth

Your students are interested in having a relationship with you! – Ministry to youth

May 2, 2013 No Comments

Believe it or not your adolescent students care about what you think and want to have a relationship with you! I can’t count the number of times in my 30+ years of youth ministry I have heard students say “my parents would kill me!” In George Barna’s book Real Teens he published some very interesting […]

Recently published!

Recently published!

February 28, 2013 No Comments

Have a look at the article that Randy co-authored in Alliance.ca on mentoring youth pastors.  For the past two 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 this article to them.   […]

A Traveller’s Guide to Heaven

A Traveller’s Guide to Heaven

October 16, 2012 No Comments

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 many of the other edifices […]

Grateful

Grateful

October 9, 2012 No Comments

    10 Things I love about fall:   Boots! Crunchy leaves Brilliant colours Harvest moons Flannelette sheets My down duvet New TV episodes No mosquitoes Fires in the fireplace My husband lives at home…a bit more   I’m really a summer person. My favourite places are beaches and patios. I have to really talk […]

Nearly Spectacular

Nearly Spectacular

September 4, 2012 No Comments

Last week I met a remarkable man. Because of a diving accident in his youth, he had been a quadriplegic for most of his life. But Walt doesn’t consider this a reason to see life through dirty lenses. Each day when I saw Walt and I asked, “How are you?” he responded, “Absolutely Spectacular!” Thursday […]

Just Ask!

Just Ask!

August 28, 2012 No Comments

  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 what I wanted until […]

Who’s in Your Herd?

Who’s in Your Herd?

May 10, 2012 No Comments

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 are tales of violation of […]

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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...

Teens and Technology – Parent Page

Parent Page- Teens and Technology Learn to Discern I have to confess I have a love/hate relationship with technology....

Turning Faces Into Lasting Friendships

Donna has a new book!  Friend Me – Turning Faces into Lasting Relationships hit the shelves in February and...