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Stormy Weather

Sometimes life can be full of frustrations, losses, heartbreaks, disappointments, and challenges. We all go through stormy seasons in life and we wait expectantly for the sun to begin shining again. We know that rain helps things to grow; it nurtures and replenishes dry places. We need water to live. But sometimes it feels like when it rains it pours. It feels like everything is going wrong in our lives. It may feel scary and hopeless, like you’re drowning. Know that… Better days are ahead, but in the meantime we have to learn to dance in the rain, or at …

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WITH IMMIGRANTS – A WIN-WIN SITUATION

Dr. Alwin Spence Some of the more interesting stories that one could listen to are those of immigrants. Many claim to have arrived here in Canada with absolutely nothing but the clothes on their backs. “Now look on us, from nothing to something.” These success stories tell a lot. A win-win situation for Canada and the immigrant, and by extension the birth country. Returning benevolence, especially for many Third World countries, may rank high in that country’s GNI (Gross National Income). Since the advent of easy transportation, people can go everywhere. Why do people leave their own birth country to …

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IMMIGRANTS, MIGRANTS, REFUGEEs

Global Political Capital It’s a “modern” world, one that has morphed into what’s referred to as a “global village,” spawning the concept of globalization… It is the reality, the world has shrunk, so people are taking advantage, are constantly on the move, landing at airports, crossing lands and borders (legally and illegally), or by sea, landing on different shores, or being rescued at sea (some, the unfortunate, washing up on beaches…). Meanwhile, in former “welcoming countries” the discussions have become discordant, contentious, heated… as certain domestic forces suffering from “migrant fatigue” begin to show their colours. The immigration/refugee/migrant issue (all …

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IMPACT: Relationships

Life is about relationships, and knowing the Lord Jesus Christ is about relationship. There are many different types of relationships; some are healthy, others unhealthy. Some relationships are strong, while some are weak.  Some people celebrate relationships, whereas some don’t care about relationships. Relationships are universal. God has given to humanity the ability to interact and relate through relationships. We all came onto this Earth because of a relationship. As a result, family is our first, and one of our closest, relationships. Relationships are intended to equip you for destiny. For instance, from the parents within the home, to the …

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Post-Election—Too early to surmise on Quebec’s likely demise?

Is change always a good thing? Only time would tell or answer the question well. October 1 came and went and saw Quebec voters vote for change. Whether or not the electorate is pleased with the final results, there is no refuting that it is one for the history books. Voters sent a crystal clear message to the province’s two deep-rooted political parties, the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois that they wanted a change – old parties should go and allow new blood to flow. A constitutional shift took place, the effects of which would not be fully apparent until …

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THE POLITICS OF QUEBEC POLITICS…

So next Monday Quebecers will elect a new government. It will be led by one of the leaders of the two major parties vying to govern the province for the next four or five years, le Parti Liberal du Quebec, or the upstart CAQ (Coalition Avenir du Quebec) party. Heading into the final days of the campaign the incumbent premier, and leader of the governing Liberal Party, Philippe Couillard, and leader of the opposition CAQ, Francois Legault, were running neck and neck, with the latter party holding a slight lead, heading into minority government territory, according to pundits. And so …

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An Exercise In Self-Reflection

How many times has someone asked you how you’re doing and your response was I’m okay? But were you really doing okay? Were you telling them the truth? Were you telling yourself the truth? It is important to be honest with others in an appropriate manner and setting; but it’s just as important if not more important to be honest with yourself. Self-reflection is looking into the mirror of your soul. It’s acknowledging your truth and then finding a way to work towards any necessary change. Lamentations 3:40 states: let us examine our ways. Owning your truth is imperative to …

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There is power in the word of God to change your world

The spoken word can shape your life and frame your world. Readers, there is a reason why God called himself “The Word.” He is the living word. There is also the written word and the spoken word. Death and life are in the power of your tongue. Our creator, God, rules the universe with the spoken word. The Bible is the written word and it is a manual for everyone; yet, it is sad to say that many have never taken the time to read that powerful life-manual. Genesis 1 verse 1 tells us that Earth was empty and void …

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Senators, Similarities, Sexual Assault, and the U.S. Supreme Court

After the “she said” “he said” Will the nomination go ahead? We have to give it to America and her reputed brand of politics—– never short of actors or characters, especially with the stage in Washington perpetually poised as politicians gerrymander under a canopy of feigned candor. Now the likely Supreme Court nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh is the latest in the middle of a maelstrom of Beltway politics. The latest accusatory actress to enter the political dictionary of Washington with the names of others such as Anita Hill, is Christine Blasey Ford 51, who claims that Kavanaugh attacked her …

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Whither the Black Vote

Yvonne sam It’s election time, with Quebec’s 42nd general election set for October 1, and Francois Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec poised to oust Premier Philippe Couillard and the Quebec Liberals. Along with the notification comes an earnest plea for everyone to vote, especially Blacks. Not voting can itself be a way of voting. The trumpery of the present Liberal party campaign has led some of us to decide that we want no part of it, and so will not vote. There are, of course, those who challenge the idea that everyone should vote. According to an oft heard argument, there’s …

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