In Everything Give Thanks – Part I 

By Pastor Royston Smith A recent article published by the American Psychosomatic Society stated that COVID-19 lockdown has had a negative impact on the mental health of the British public. In fact, a large percentage of the workforce has experienced depressive or anxiety related thoughts. Often, people with mild depression think they are just feeling sad, and that it will go away with time. However, leaving depression...

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Spiritual Dissonance

By Jenniffer Mann Cognitive dissonance is described as “a feeling of mental discomfort, caused when what we believe is consistently challenged by contrasting behaviour. For example, if we persist in smoking (behaviour) and know smoking causes cancer (cognition), we are in a state of cognitive dissonance.” As a Christian, it would remiss of...

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Fear Not – Part II

By Pastor Royston Smith Water came crashing from all directions filling the little boat as it danced violently on the waves. The seasoned, seafaring fishermen had never experienced anything like this before. They were in unchartered waters, literally! Their lives flashed before their eyes. This they thought was the end. When we experience fear, adrenaline floods the bloodstream resulting in an increased...

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Beyond Seeing

By Jenniffer Mann Hi. For those of you who don’t who I am, my name is Jenniffer.  Please note, that I said for those of you who don’t know who I am. I could have said, for those who don’t know me. Semantics? I believe not.  It’s true there are many...

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Fear Not

Fear Not – Part I

By Pastor Royston Smith Though not naturally a fearful person, the events of the past few months have severely dented my confidence. I am often deemed optimistic; yet I find myself preparing for the worst. I am fretful about my life, my age, my only child, the state of the world and what the next few...

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On the Flip Side

By Julia Gervais I’m a practical person. A realist with pessimistic tendencies, perhaps?  With such an outlook, life can feel weighted down at times, so I’ve decided to shift gears. It’s been a long time coming. For one of my sons, the coin almost always lands on tails-ever the pessimist. His...

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