In 2023, Lord, open the eyes of our hearts
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In 2023, Lord, open the eyes of our hearts

The title character of the British comedy-drama Doc Martin is a successful vascular surgeon in London whose career is derailed because he develops hemophobia, an extreme irrational fear of blood. He is forced to take up a humbler vocation as a village General Practitioner in the fictional seaside Cornish village of Portwenn (Port Isaac).  Until…

Helping Deacons Thrive
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Helping Deacons Thrive

When diaconal coaches Helen VanBeilen and Alicia Hamming Navarrete reached out to the deacons of Jubilee CRC (St. Catharines, Ont.), they were delighted to be invited to one of their upcoming meetings. The deacons there were struggling with their benevolence ministry and hoped the coaches could help. Essentially, they were asking “is the help we’re…

Educational Training
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Educational Training

When Resonate Global Mission missionaries led the first Educational Care training in a refugee camp in Uganda, God worked in surprising ways. Four people decided to follow Christ. Educational Care is a curriculum of Raise Up Global Ministries that Resonate missionaries use to instruct teachers and school administrators with best teaching practices from a Christian…

Salim’s Pentecost testimony
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Salim’s Pentecost testimony

“When I read the Pentecost story in Acts, it’s so amazing to think about all the people represented in God’s Story,” said Salim. “We’re talking about thousands of languages.” Born in Lebanon, Salim grew up learning the country’s three official languages – Arabic, and English primarily, as well as some French. But Portuguese was the…

The upside of inflation
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The upside of inflation

Inflation has been a documented economic phenomenon since Ancient Rome, but it has not been much of a factor in the global economy over the last decade. Now, however, with Covid-induced labor shortages and “supply chain snarls,” along with loose monetary policy from central banks looking to prop up national economies, inflation has stepped back…