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 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint 

Home is where the heart is

I've been thinking a lot about my home lately. Home should be a place of safety, comfort, rest, and acceptance. Sadly, many homes do not reflect these endearing qualities. Home... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Parry Stelter    Viewpoint 

Healing the Heart through the Power of Love

Many times, when the world, non-believers in Jesus, talk about the issue of power, they refer to using your inner power to obtain success. The world says you just need to focus on t... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint 

The Giver and His Gift

Imagine how you would feel if you and your loved one had a harsh disagreement; painful words flew back and forth until you separated into different parts of the house or maybe even... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint 

How Scrooge Saved Chirstmas

OK, Scrooge didn't save the world but it is hard to think of Christmas without thinking about Scrooge. In 1843, Charles Dickens didn't realize when he wrote "A Christmas Carol"... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Phil Callaway    Viewpoint 

Of Stereos and Heaven

When my aging parents lived in our granny suite, they bought a new stereo because they could no longer hear the old one. The old one was an attractive little unit, complete with... — Updated 11/22/2021

 
 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint 

Chance and Choice

I've been thinking about transitions. We don't think much about the more mundane ones-like halftime in football, lunch time at work, period break at a hockey game (I used to ref... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Forgiveness: When You Can't Forget

I've been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. The kind of forgiveness that feels like, if I extend it, and choose to consider actually forgiving, that I am the one who is losing. You know the kind of forgiveness I'm talking... — Updated 11/22/2021

 

Healing the Heart through . . . Guilt?

When I was growing up, I used to see my siblings doing chores, such as mowing the lawn in the summer or shovelling the sidewalks in winter. Like most small children, my turn came wh... — Updated 10/4/2021

 

Finding Rock Bottom

I am an extremely young grandpa. I'm still able to outrun and outjump the grandkids. It helps that they are five and under. When they're worn out from trying to catch me, they say,... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Trees

I felt a little weary and discouraged this morning. We just returned from a road trip where I discovered that travelling is harder on my joints than it used to be. We visited my... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

What are you here for?

Recently I was very encouraged by a single line of scripture that was expounded in a devotional calendar I read from every day. The verse was from Revelation 1:9: "I, John . . .... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

When The World Turns White

Una was a beautiful Cherokee girl. Her name meant "Remember," and she did remember the smallest details of not only her own life, but the details of those who lived in the green... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

Potential

The late Ed Wood, a former Indian Life Board Member, was one who believed in realizing potential. I'll tell the story as it was told to me, some details may be a little murky but... — Updated 10/4/2021

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Viewpoint

Choosing Love

This has been a difficult article to write, not because of my personal circumstances, but because I have a hard time writing a joyful article when the residential school story is... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Healing the Heart through "Listening"

I'm the type of person who really must concentrate when it comes to listening to others. Even though I do the work of a pastor, it's still a challenge to me. Even when I'm sitting... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Becky Kew    Viewpoint

Feeling lost?

During these COVID-19 times, I have greatly enjoyed walking in the country. My dog, Blessing, and I find old fields that are acres wide to walk through. He loves sniffing and chasin... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Put it on

A kid of nine or ten came up to me and told me a joke: "I went to buy some camouflage clothing. But I couldn't find any." It took me a second or two, but finally I laughed. Here's... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Respect and Love for One Another

One of the things we have accepted today in our world is that we live in a pluralistic society. This is more noticeable in the larger cities where you see a multiple of people every... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Crying Wind    Viewpoint

I'm Still Here

I've always been in love with the moon. I couldn't count the hours I've spent looking at the moon, it could be tens of thousands. I've watched the moon all my life. When I was a... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Grief, Loss, and Intergenerational Trauma

I once heard a man wiser than me say that looking at someone's worldview is like looking at an iceberg. There is what you initially see on the surface of the water and then most of... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Expiry Date

I'm saying good-bye to a Gospel Musician friend of mine today. We're singing a few songs at his wake and then the funeral is tomorrow. I'm really going to miss the guy! I'll... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

Choosing Life

I love life. Allow me to be more specific. I love to look around me and see the lush trees, bushes, leaves and plants, teeming with life. It amazes me to see the variety of places the 'life' grows from. Sometimes it is planted in... — Updated 9/2/2021

 

what's up with ILM

Being thankful is a powerful emotion. It keeps our focus on that which is positive, and allows us to think about things that are lovely, admirable, pure and worthy of praise. But let's be honest, it seems to be a lot easier to... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By Kene Jackson    Viewpoint

The Tower Base

One of the things that we work with here in NEFC (Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada) is Radio Broadcasting. We operate Native gospel radio stations across Canada. It's... — Updated 6/7/2021

 
 By Bill Jackson    Viewpoint

The Council Speaks

Q: What does Creator God say about the way I should treat my spouse? A: The wording of the question could tell us a lot. If a person refers to God as Creator only, without... — Updated 6/7/2021

 

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