The town will be rebuilt on its old foundations; the mansions will be splendid again. 
Thanksgiving will pour out of the windows; laughter will spill through the doors. 


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  • Nov28Tue

    My visit with Larry!

    November 28, 2017

    Last Friday I had the opportunity to visit with some of the men who live at the Manor.  I take time often just to sit and listen to them talk about what they are dealing with and the chaos they live in thanks to others who live there.  Some just can’t wait to get out of that place and when you talk about how long they have lived...

  • Oct24Tue

    God, Sex and the Song of Songs!

    October 24, 2017

    How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride!
        How much more pleasing is your love than wine,
    and the fragrance of your perfume
        more than any spice!
    11  Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride;
        milk and honey are under your tongue.


    Your lips...

  • Sep28Thu

    Dealing with the Negative Space!

    September 28, 2017

    Have you ever been around someone who is a ‘downer’ or the resident critic?? This type of person is always quick to crush hope, breed negativity and always revert to laws like Murphy’s…’if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.’  Sometimes it isn’t a person, but a runaway thought in our mind and...

  • Aug30Wed

    When Life Doesn't Make Sense

    August 30, 2017

    The story of Job in the Bible has always been a challenging one to fully understand.  At Church at the Manor, we have moved into the poetic books and it was a great exercise to have a group of our people to act the story out together.  We then had a very lively discussion on one of the most common objections to why people choose not to...

  • It is an interesting  discovery to find out that the Greek word most often translated “overcomer” stems  from the word ‘nike’ that means to carry off the victory!  We see the word overcomer often used in Revelation as a message to the church to endure, to fight the good fight so to speak, to not give in to...

  • Jun30Fri

    What have you had a rant about?

    June 30, 2017

    So Sharon wrote a post the other day about Value Village and it has gone #viral on Facebook.  She simply made the point that VV ‘s prices are often higher than retail stores.  Well apparently a lot of people agree as the post has over 25000 shares!

    Dear Value you realize that you are not a retail store? And do you...

  • May26Fri

    The Most Amazing Wine at a Wedding!

    May 26, 2017

    Well, wedding season is heating up and with that I have had to take a closer look at passages on marriage and life.  I want to share some insights from John 2 about a wedding that Jesus attended and some great truths I discovered here

    On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.  Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus...

  • Apr29Sat

    The Choice of a New Generation!

    April 29, 2017

    It was an amazing adventure in Cuba for me as I joined my brother Lloyd, his wife, Lisa, my mom, a young adult from CTF Kitchener, Ariel and a former youth of mine, Travis.  We ran an “Encuentro Da Vida” Soccer Camp based on John 10:10 that Jesus came to give us life to the full!

    On the last day of the camp close to 100 children...

  • Mar28Tue

    No Longer In Debt!

    March 28, 2017

    No Longer In Debt!

    Our journey through the Old Testament continues along with the awesome videos provided from the team at Bible Project.  Some of our Manor peeps have put the app on their phones to journey alongside us.  The great thing about doing this systematically is that even we as leaders cover passages and subjects that in all...

  • Feb22Wed

    When Friendship GETS REAL!

    February 22, 2017

    This past weekend I walked through Step 4 of NA with one of our Manor peeps that I have been on a journey with for close to three years now.  Step 4 is “making a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”.   It was encouraging to be at this place in our friendship reached this level of trust.  I was open...