• Hug Therapy Part 2

    By Pastor Royston Smith “I feel the healing hands of God touch my heart and kiss my soul” Harley King After being apart for what seems like an eternity, there’s nothing like a warm embrace to say, “I’m back and I missed you terribly.” A hug is also shared as a keepsake just before a loved one leaves....

  • Hug Therapy Part 1 

    By Pastor Royston Smith Be a love pharmacist: dispense hugs like medicine – they are! Terri Guillemets King Solomon put it this way, “A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing” Ecclesiastes 3:5. It seems the benefits of hugging were well known in bible times. I decided to take a closer look at the concept of hugging. Sharing hugs results...

  • Family Matters – Part 2

    Building a thriving family relationship is like cultivating a delicate flower. It takes time, requires effort, and personal investment. Often, we believe that changes come from big actions or decisions. Oh, how wrong we are! The strength of a family is the sum of the small positive decisions and actions.  These habits become embedded, resulting in an unconditional and selfless...

  • Family Matters – Part 1

    Pastor Royston Smith A healthy family is not one that is free from pain, sorrow, trouble or rain. Disappointments are a part of the journey called life. This type of family believes that every event has a purpose; its members have learned how to laugh more and complain less. It is a family that is resilient, finds comfort for its tears, and discovers light whilst travelling along dark paths.  Love and...

  • Truth Matters – Part 2 

    By Pastor Royston Smith “Your opinion is your opinion; your perception is your perception–do not confuse them with “facts” or “truth” John Moore I remember a time not so long ago, when people believed in the concept of absolute truth, something that is true for all people, irrespective of culture...

  • Truth Matters – Part 1 

    By Pastor Royston Smith Conspiracy theories, fake news, misinformation, propaganda and alternate realities; this is our world today, thanks to social media.  “Big lies,” small lies, white lies-irrespective of the adjective a lie is still a lie; misleading, unacceptable, a sin.  We become so excited by sensationalism and alternate reality...