Sep28ThuSeptember 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...
Aug30WedAugust 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...
Jul28FriJuly 28, 2017
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...
Jun30FriJune 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 Village...do you realize that you are not a retail store? And do you...
May26FriMay 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...
Apr29SatApril 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...
Mar28TueMarch 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...
Feb22WedFebruary 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...
Jan26ThuJanuary 26, 2017
Church at the Manor 2017
As a core team for Church at the Manor we have spent time in prayer together and believe that this year we want to focus on going deeper. Sharon challenged the team to pray into this theme with an emphasis on listening to the Lord and journaling what each sensed. As we came together...
Dec26MonDecember 26, 2016
Did you ever have a plan that you were so determined to make happen and then it completely fell apart? It is SO HARD to admit it even when others around us can see the plan not materializing. We keep scrambling, make some tweaks, but at some point it’s dead in the water. Sometimes Plan A is a bust.
I had one of those...