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  • Seeking Power at Christmas?

    Becky Kew|Updated Apr 8, 2020

    "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God" -John 1:12 What is real power? During this time of the year it seems that buying as much as you can to give to whomever you want would be a real powerful lifestyle! Some would say power is all about popularity or the latest sports car. Others would say it's money or possessions. Did you ever realize that the things we strive for and consider to be real power are temporary? Business could be great...

  • Bad exchange/Good exchange

    Becky Kew|Updated Nov 4, 2019

    As a Canadian, I like to take trips across the border into the United States. A change in scenery or climate and the variety in shopping is always refreshing. The only draw back is the exchange rate. Our Canadian dollar is only worth 76 cents in the USA. It seems frustrating to work hard for your money and then lose a chunk of it before you even leave home. How different the trip will be for those whose sins are forgiven and are ready for Heaven. The Bible tells true...

  • Can You Forgive Yourself?

    Becky Kew|Updated Aug 20, 2019

    Some people carry very heavy burdens. At some time in life, every person is haunted by deeds done and words said that were later regretted a thousand times over. Often, people beat themselves up and live with regret for years. Guilt, shame and fear are the worst burdens that anyone can carry. I have heard people say, "I just can't forgive myself." This is an interesting phrase and if we really examine it, we would understand that it is a ludicrous thought. We never read in...

  • Do You Carry Baggage?

    Becky Kew|Updated Apr 5, 2019

    Have you ever been to an airport and watched people with their luggage? They are weighed down and some really struggle-pushing carts with four or five pieces piled up or pulling one big suitcase with other bags strapped over their shoulders. The baggage slows them down and hinders their walk to get to their destination. I'm sure some would love to be able to take their bags full of valuables and necessities to their seating area, but there simply isn't room, their flight...

  • The Powerful Reminder

    Becky Kew|Updated Feb 1, 2019

    A friend of mine came into a drop-in center the other day waving an item in her arm and announcing that the new phone books were in. At that moment, another friend was reminded of a comedy movie in which actor Steve Martin's character showed a whole lot more excitement about the arrival of his phone book. I had to go to YouTube to watch the clip, since I wasn't familiar with the movie. In the scene, he jumped up and down excitedly as he had received his own copy of the...

  • Slave or Free?

    Becky Kew|Updated Nov 24, 2018

    Is there something that calls your name? Relentless and seeming sweet, it will cast no blame. It lures and pushes our buttons inside; when we run to it, it seems like a good place to hide. It produces destruction, trouble, and pain; but we obey its voice again and again. There seems to be no rescuing light, especially when our friends are in the same plight. The chains become heavier, the guilt and shame rage. How do we live in this terrible cage? This circle is deadly, it...

  • Are you Locked In?

    Becky Kew|Updated Sep 10, 2018

    On 2012 Mike Dils suffered a terrible stroke that left him on a ventilator, unable to move, breathe or speak on his own. He was totally paralyzed. Mike's family was told by the doctors that there was nothing they could do. His family struggled with whether to sign a "do not resuscitate order." Amazingly, Mike could hear the discussion his family had with the doctors; that his diagnosis seemed as if he were brain dead. He was a prisoner of his own body; he had no physical stren...

  • The Miracle of Tears

    Becky Kew|Updated Jul 17, 2018

    Tears are real. They happen every day all around the world. Tears protect us from an infection and they lubricate our eyes. Humans are the only ones who can shed tears as a result of an emotion. Have you ever noticed that when you cry, you feel better? That's the miracle of tears! If we couldn't cry, we would emotionally explode. What does God say about tears? Tears are never for nothing and our suffering is never for nothing. The Bible says that God is near to those who cry...

  • Power problems

    Becky Kew|Updated May 21, 2018

    In March, I took a little drive to have a refreshing break. On a ten-hour trip, my truck began to act up. I kept losing power! It was quite concerning, and left me feeling helpless because I had no idea what was wrong! The only thing I knew to do was to pull over, stop the truck and wait a bit. Then I started it again and continued my trip. Thankfully, I reached my destination safely and was able to take the truck to a mechanic for help. As I reflect on the whole situation, I...

  • Pizza folly and the Gospel

    Becky Kew|Updated Mar 16, 2018

    Canadian news featured a story in February about a Domino's pizza delivery man. While he was in an elevator, taking an order of pizza for the purchasers' enjoyment, he apparently didn't realize video cameras were on. Surveillance caught him squatting on the floor, opening the box and helping himself to the toppings! As he reached his destination, he quickly shut the box, returned the pizza box to the thermos bag and moved on to deliver the pizza, as if all were well! Domino's...

  • A New Year Can Bring New Things!

    Becky Kew|Updated Jan 4, 2018

    Once again we find ourselves in a new year! It’s amazing to think that we are living approximately 2018 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s Son! God’s Word contains several scriptures about new things that I have really enjoyed. I hope you do too: The Lord Jesus spoke of a new commandment in the book of John that we are to love one another even as He has loved us. What a commandment! Up until this time the law demanded a behavior system of people givi...

  • Earthquakes in December

    Becky Kew|Updated Nov 16, 2017

    In December, 2001, I was in a 7.6 earthquake in El Salvador. Many people died all around me. Thankfully; I was not inside a building but was outside in the country and did not have to fear being crushed by falling objects. For weeks afterwards, people lived in the streets under makeshift tents because of the tremors. Watching them survive such a catastrophe was a life-changing experience. They knew to have a plan for such an event-a solid foundation was a must and they had to...

  • Passport Plight

    Becky Kew|Updated Oct 5, 2017

    My Canadian passport expired in July of this year. I picked up a form to reapply and hurriedly sat down to fill out the necessary information. I was about to fold the application and slide it into the envelope when I noticed the box that had my signature had a small statement underneath directing that the signature had to be contained within the box. My signature wasn't. The letter "y" in my name was outside of the perimeter. Sighing, I realized that I had to pick up another...

  • A Furry Savior

    Becky Kew|Updated Jul 15, 2017

    I was walking my dog Rd on a gorgeous afternoon. My neighbor was outside doing some yard work, so Rd and I crossed the road to say hi. As we were visiting, Rd stretched out the leash that I was holding and sat on the grass to watch my neighbor's cat. They were both watching each other intently and neither one was making a move; we kind of laughed and wondered if they were making friends. About ten minutes later, a much younger dog came trotting down the road and wandered into...

  • Guilty as charged!

    Becky Kew|Updated May 12, 2017

    It was very good to be off Good Friday and Easter Monday so I hit the road to visit my family in a neighboring province. Two hours into my trip, I saw flashing lights coming at me in my rear view mirror. Instantly, I pulled over and waited for the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officer to come my window. I asked what was wrong and he said that I was driving without my daytime running lights. I had no idea! He checked them for me, using the knob on my dash and confirmed...

  • White as Snow

    Becky Kew|Updated Jan 9, 2017

    Weather experts in Manitoba told us that we just had the snowiest December in a century. When the snowstorms passed, there was a beautiful array of winter scenery everywhere we went; hoarfrost on the trees, houses were blanketed in white and took on a majestic, fresh appearance. In the flat fields, white oceans appeared that sparkled when the sun shone on it! The snow seemed to clean up the yards and the streets, and clean paths of white now covered the ground where walking...

  • To will or not to will

    Becky Kew|Updated Nov 14, 2016

    Have you ever thought about your will? I am not talking about the document which states your wishes concerning your estate after you leave this world. What I mean is the will to make daily choices based on your desires and intellect. What do you “will” as a way of life? What do you love? The answer to these questions determines the quality of your life at this moment. If your answers to these questions don’t line up with God’s Word, Scriptures tell us we are living far bel...

  • Sandy Bay youth journey to experience Noah's Ark

    Photos by Becky Kew|Updated Sep 9, 2016

  • A new life and a new world

    Becky Kew|Updated Sep 9, 2016

    After visiting the Ark Encounter in Kentucky with some youth from Sandy Bay First Nation, I was mesmerized with thoughts concerning Noah and his family. What must it have been like to listen to the rain come down upon them for forty days and forty nights? They were safe in the Ark, but friends and distant relatives all would have perished as the raging waters covered everything on Planet Earth as they knew it. The Bible, God’s Word, says that every living creature died. E...

  • Gun Control or Heart Control?

    Becky Kew|Updated Jul 19, 2016

    Sadly, mass shootings have become a regular occurrence in our world today. We have people lobbying for gun control and Government leaders promising to offer solutions to prevent such horrific acts of crime. Mass shootings are nothing new, they have been happening in one form or another since the beginning of time; by way of sword, spear, bow and arrow or cannons or bombs. We can go back into history and remember the massacres at Wounded Knee, Sand Creek, and in Canada there...

  • Drifting away or sailing home?

    Becky Kew|Updated May 14, 2016

    The other day I heard an interesting story on the radio. A father and his son were sailing a homemade boat that they had worked diligently on together. The boat managed to drift away from them in the quiet waves and was distancing itself more and more until it became unreachable. The young boy was greatly concerned and asked his daddy what they could do to save the boat. The father began to pick up stones and throw them in the direction of their fragile treasure. As the...

  • Lessons from that hole in the wall

    Becky Kew|Updated Mar 23, 2016

    The church I attend had extensive renovations done to make the surroundings functional and inviting. We have a small central stage where a speaker shares God's Word from behind a pulpit. It's a wonderful thing to focus on the Bible and let it speak to your heart. Praise and adoration of the Savior and thoughts of God's greatness, should be the result. As well, hopefully a heart that is changed a little bit more to be like Jesus is also a result. A couple of times I have found...

  • Do you ever wonder why?

    Becky Kew|Updated Jan 17, 2016

    A few days ago, I was watching a video of a beautiful horse named Daisy. She had somehow fallen in a well. Her back legs were trapped and the only thing sticking out of the well was the front half of her legs, her head and a portion of her neck. She was helpless and without strength to get herself out of the pit she was in. If it wasn't for the backhoe and skilled operator, Daisy would have died. It was amazing to watch as the back hoe lifted such a magnificent creature up and...

  • True prayer

    Becky Kew|Updated Nov 14, 2015

    Have you ever listened to people pray on TV or maybe even at church? Sometimes the prayer is all about asking God to give them what they want to make them happy or “blessed”. As shocking as it may sound, this is not true prayer. True prayer is about praying for Creator God’s will to be done. How do we know His will? We need to read His Word! When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, one of the first things He said was, “pray for God’s will to be done here in o...

  • God doesn't leave anyone out

    Becky Kew|Updated Aug 1, 2015

    Prejudices and racism seem to abound in our world today. Unity and peace are lacking from a worldwide perspective and within our own communities. If we are really honest we would admit that peace is lacking within our own hearts. Nations are struggling to have equality or have more than others and have been since the beginning of time. History proves that mankind does not know the way of peace. Ever since the the first man and woman’s fall in the Garden of Eden, they and t...

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