June 4, 2020

In October of last year, when it was possible to do things like this, Steph and I took a vacation. As you may know, it didn’t go exactly as planned. Onboard the cruise ship, emotions were raw and tensions were high. Passengers were frustrated by the lack of communicati...

May 6, 2020

A couple of weeks back, I talked about how we’re starting to grapple with the economic fallout of COVID-related measures we’ve taken and urged you to heed the promises in Scripture with respect to anxiety about the future. This week, I want to continue to press into th...

April 29, 2020

I don’t think I ever gave much thought to the word “community” until very recently. If anything, I think I defined “community” as “the people who lived around me” (the community of Surrey, for example). Recently, though, I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and my defi...

April 22, 2020

We’re well into our second month of COVID-related fallout and we’re just starting to grapple with the economic implications of our efforts to flatten the curve. If you’re grappling with the financial impact of this virus, you’re not alone. My goal today is to help you...

April 20, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, we are acutely aware of the role that Parkland plays as a host to so many other groups within our community. We recognize that what happens to Parkland also affects each of our long-term tenants and, through them, the greater community....

April 15, 2020

As the COVID quarantine continues (now you have to say it 10 times fast: COVID quarantine continues…COVID quarantine continues…it’s fun, right?), we continue to learn how to do life in the midst of it. When the social distancing measures first came in, my middle son im...

April 8, 2020

The COVID pandemic has already begun to take a toll on the economy in ways that we’re only starting to comprehend, affecting businesses and individuals alike. You might be nervous about what the future holds for you, and I’m going to address that topic next week on the...

April 6, 2020

As much as adults keep referring to this as an “unprecedented time,” my kids just know it as the weirdest Spring Break they’ve ever experienced. From their perspective, this new reality isn’t marked by worldwide statistics or plummeting stock prices—it’s about the vaca...

April 3, 2020

“Unprecedented” is such a useful word. I used to like it a lot. Now? Not so much. You might even say that use of the word, “unprecedented” is at unprecedented levels, but if you were to say that you’d probably feel really bad about yourself. 

Dang it.

The truth, though,...

March 28, 2020

Like each of you, I’ve been keeping a careful eye on the developing situation with respect to COVID-19. On Thursday, the BC government took significant steps designed to help contain the spread of the virus, in addition to the guidance they issued on Wednesday. These s...

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