Blessed Are You // May 7, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, All that wind and water can make us rightly anxious about things like damage and flooding! On the other hand, we know that this is part of a cycle that leads to eventual health for all the beauty sure to come later in the year. It seems to me that at times […]

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Good Soil // April 30, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, It is pretty to see the tulips poking out of gardens all around Ottawa! For a long time, those garden beds looked covered in snow or just plain empty, like nothing was happening. But wow, take a trip to Dow’s Lake in the next couple of weeks! You will see the same […]

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The Sower // April 23, 2023

Cedarview Alliance Church, I remember my grade 9 algebra teacher and how he prepared a lesson for us on ‘reciprocal of fractions’. He invited a student (let’s call him Alan) to come up to the front of the class, then he lifted him upside down and held him by his ankles in the air and […]

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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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