A Faithful Witness // April 16, 2023

Michelle and I remember April 13 as the day we first met and began the dating process. We call it our ‘meet-a-versary’. Yes, that is tacky and sentimental, I know! Laugh all you want! (I can hear you Matt). But that’s okay – because it’s a joy to remember those early days. There’s a spiritual […]

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Good Friday Service // April 7, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, It’s a hopping place here this week! So much being prepared for the weekend ahead: For tomorrow, Good Friday (April 7) morning at 10:30am, I know Pastor Lena and the children’s ministry team are preparing a special Easter celebration for the kids in the chapel. Over In the sanctuary, we will have a […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, I remember visiting the capital city of a country where the leader had built massive roads that were the addresses for …… nothing. Only bush and wilderness. The roads were clearly meant to take you somewhere important – but that somewhere was nowhere to be seen. They were enjoyable to drive on, […]

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Surrender // March 19, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, Happy Thursday everyone! This is Pastor Matt filling in for Pastor Mike while he is off for a couple days watching a few of the March Madness basketball games in the states. You can all pray for him as we all know how much he hates basketball. One thing I'm always reminded […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, Have you ever had that feeling before an important flight (or meeting, or interview) of waking up suddenly in the morning having overslept? Not a great feeling is it! Especially if you know there is someone or a group waiting for you. When you finally arrive, perhaps with a collar half unfolded […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, I remember being taught rock climbing and repelling on a couple of occasions. I’m not great with heights to begin with, while repelling is certainly easier, it was just so counter-intuitive to be told by an expert guide (once I was in a proper harness and tied to ropes) to lower myself over the […]

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Cedarview Alliance Church, Before a choir gets singing, normally they have some ‘warm up’ songs and exercises they use. Before a rock climbers begin to climb, there are stretches, testing of ropes and connections, and a careful assessment of the ascent. Before writers write, or a painter paints, or builders begins to build, they lay […]

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The First Move // February 5, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, Things do not always go as planned, but God has bigger plans that we do. Late last week I suddenly needed to find help because of a back issue, and thankfully a few different people stepped up in wonderful ways. One of those was David Taylor who on short notice gave a […]

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