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God is Talking...Are We Listening? by J. Ortberg

Prayer involves an odd paradox in our day. Almost everyone talks to God. Newsweek magazine noted that in a recent survey more the guided life Americans said they pray in a given week than work, exercise, or have sexual relations. Of the 13 percent of Americans who claim to be atheist or agnostic, one in five prays... Read More

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What or How to Pray When You Don't Know What or How to Pray?

In reading Relevant Magazine this afternoon I came across this article that spoke to me, largely because I relate to it so much in this season of my life. It encouraged me so much I thought I would pass it on to you. The article is by Bonnie Grey and and you can find it on Relevant Magazine - I encourage you to... Read More

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The Church has Left the Building

I haven't posted much on this for a long time, but this vision is still alive and well within The River. It's partof our DNA, it's how the River Family lives out their faith. Less about inviting people to a service and more about leaving the building and building relationships. Have a read and let me know what you... Read More

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Dani Wray's YWAM Discipleship Training School Experience

Dani Wray has been a QUEST student here in Squamish for a year's time and has called The River her church family right from the start. Dani has taken a significant step of faith in delaying her 2nd year at Quest, and attending YWAM and Discipleship Training School in Honolulu. Following that she will be doing a... Read More

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Persecution: Our Daily Bread

A good word by Pope Francis on the issue of trouble, persecution, and the reminder for God's children to be careful. "Pope Francis said on Tuesday that "persecution is the Church’s daily bread”. Speaking during morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, the Pope recalled the first Christian martyr – Stephen – and said... Read More

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Ian McKay Squamish Boy Samaritan's Purse

Ian is a Squamish boy working with Samaritan's Purse in Equador. Pretty excited to hear how God is using Ian all over the world. Here's the link. http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/nurse-heads-to-earthquake-wracked-ecuador-1.2240982  Read More

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Stony Soil Requires More Creative Gardening

Vancouver’s stony soilThe church in the secular cityDec 28, 2015 by Jason Byassee A recently retired theologian in Van­couver, British Columbia, tells a story about a conversation he once had while getting his hair cut. The stylist asked what he did, and he replied, “I teach theology.” “Really? You believe in... Read More

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Who I Am In Christ list / My Father God is...

I am the apple of His eye! Deut 32:10 NIV Who I Am In Christ   I am accepted…   John 1:12                    I am God’s child. John 15:15                  As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1                 I have been justified. 1 Cor 6:17                   I am united with the Lord, and I am... Read More

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I Am a Hypocrite

I came across a great article written by Thomas Christianson - posted this morning on Facebook by my buddy whose a pastor in Surrey. Reminded me of the Rich Mullins quote we added to our River Church Brochure a few weeks back. It reads, 'I never understood why going to church made you a hypocrite, because nobody... Read More

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Crossing the Threshold

Lynda Warner gave a Word to Sharry on sunday at her baptism. So appropriate. Sensed it was so from the Spirit, for not only Sharry but for all of us. Especially as we embark on yet another 24/7 Prayer event through the month of September. Let's keep this in mind as we move through this time of prayer. Here's what... Read More