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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

By Randy, ago
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Grateful

    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. 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 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

By Randy, ago
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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

By Randy, ago
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Turning Faces Into Lasting Friendships

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 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 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 Read more

By Randy, ago