Why not Canada?

by Don Klassen Originally posted by Light Magazine Canada (but because it’s been blocked by faulty security browsers, I’ve reposted here…) “Why not here?” is the question that pesters me when I see the growth of the church in many parts of the world. What is it that makes the gospel so appealing elsewhere?  Is thereContinue reading “Why not Canada?”

Your Heart is Revealed Under Pressure.

I remember an Elvis Presley song and a line that sings… “Sweetened through the ages just like wine…” I’m pondering how going through trials and hardship makes one sweeter. I was listening to a woman the other day share about a preacher she heard and something was missing. I asked if he was a greenContinue reading “Your Heart is Revealed Under Pressure.”

Who is My Shepherd?

Disclaimer: my thoughts are all over the place. There are like birds flying everywhere. 🙂 I’ve been processing a moral failure of a church pastor and watching the church fall apart. This man was a mentor to me in many ways. It was because of him and his wife, that I was encouraged to marryContinue reading “Who is My Shepherd?”

How to Walk in Freedom!

Last night, I had the honour of leading someone to freedom from addiction and depression. (I am a Life Coach and Spiritual Director which often entails an inner healing session.) Then, we talked about what abundant life really is. (It doesn’t start when you die and go to heaven. It starts now when you dieContinue reading “How to Walk in Freedom!”

Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are Critical in Canada

I believe Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are critical to the growth of Christ’s kingdom in Canada. Typically, ‘church’ growth in Canada happens when people move from one ‘church’ to the next. And, if there are new people coming to Christ, rarely is anyone discipling them. The goal is to make disciples, who make disciples, whoContinue reading “Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are Critical in Canada”

The summer of 70 healings.

This summer I returned to camp speaking after taking a couple years off to rest. I remember telling God that I was ready for whatever He had planned. I was ready for Him to blow out any boxes I had put Him in. I had no idea what would happen next… This summer I spokeContinue reading “The summer of 70 healings.”

What Changed for Me? (Ashes to Beauty)

Friends recently asked me what changed in my life this past year that brought on so much blessing, healing, and crazy adventures of delight and joy in Jesus. I’ve been pondering this… “God, why have you shown such grace and mercy?” I have seen God do some INCREDIBLE things. (This summer, I watched God bringContinue reading “What Changed for Me? (Ashes to Beauty)”

What Makes a Healthy Church?

This was good… back to basics… (Go small to go big.) What makes a healthy church fellowship of disciples? Below are the slides and videos… Free download of slides: About Church – Kickstart seminar The Netherlands 2018 Healthy Fellowships Video 1: Practical – How to – Video 2:   Source: Full playlist of Kickstart seminarContinue reading “What Makes a Healthy Church?”

Think Outside the Box to Reach the World

I love that Randy Friesen wrote this article below… giving thought that in order to fulfill the Great Commission, we need to think differently… I love the story he uses of Alex Honnold who broke a mountain climbing record (a climb that once took 47 days, he did in less than 4 hours)… a manContinue reading “Think Outside the Box to Reach the World”

How do you enter God’s presence?

This question… “How do you enter God’s presence?”,  is so beautiful and has been asked of me many times lately. The answer from God’s Word is so refreshing… 1. Be still. Get quiet to allow Him to lead you. Ps 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, IContinue reading “How do you enter God’s presence?”