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I simply wanted to weep

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I didn’t think much about it… We had planned to collect staff stories.. This year we celebrate 10 years at Tailrace Centre and there have been so many great moments celebrating this year but as I listened to staff stories, I simply wanted to weep.  I knew this was my moment of celebration. I had no idea the impact Tailrace…

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Youth Matter: Work with no barriers

Youth Matter: Work with no Barriers

By | Youth | No Comments

Tailrace Centre is a not for profit organization. In 2018 Tailrace Cafe is offering a Work with No Barriers Project Who is it for? It is for young people who are experiencing barriers to employment. Youth who experience the following barriers are eligible to apply for our program: Language and culture Disabilities and health issues Life barriers Learning difficulties Through our…

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Camps where kids get to have their world shaken!

Camps where kids get to have their world shaken!

By | Youth | No Comments

Talk to parents who grew up in church and it isn’t long before they tell you a story involving a camp.   Where crazy, whimsy and adventure happened… You see their eyes begin to crinkle and the sound of a giggle emerging as they remember… Camps where kids get to have their world shaken! They are spaces were we get to engage with…

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Jesus’ presence silenced prejudice

By | The Table | No Comments

“I don’t want my children using public buses to get to school because it might mean they have to sit next to kids that go to government schools.” “I need to mix with people more like myself.” “I’m not sure that I want that type of child near my children.” My heart just breaks when I hear these kinds of statements….

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Youth

Will you pray for our youth?

By | The Table, Uncategorized | No Comments

The kingdom of God is present in our youth. One of the beautiful activities that Jesus performs on planet earth is bringing lost souls into proximity to his heart. He loves to be close to the broken hearted, the one that is lost. I love the words of Trevor Hudson, “Many people believe that Jesus is far more interested in…

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Betrayal

Betrayal

By | Soul Care | No Comments

Betrayal is so common these days. I watch people break open.  Their soul a mess. Betrayal runs a sword so deep within the human soul. It paralyses the human soul.  The soul, that part of us that connects us to others, to our world, to our God becomes paralysed.  We find ourselves no longer relating to others as we once did….

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hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning

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One day my son and I went hot air ballooning. We shivered in the dark, that coldest hour before dawn. We kept reminding ourselves that it was going to be worth it. The golden hues of the morning light began to touch our field…It’s light beginning to warm our bodies. We were in Cappadocia, Turkey celebrating life! My son had just…

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Celebration Stealers

Celebration Stealers

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It took me a while to realise that not everyone’s soul wants to celebrate. One of my most vivid encounters with a celebration stealer was at the birth of my daughter. I remember holding her, cherishing her, knowing that she had just come from God. A precious gift in a season of grief.  A sweet exchange for a mother lost…

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Pastor's Kids

Pastor’s Kids

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“I don’t believe that you should give  yourself to the church because your kids end up having problems.  We’ve all seen how pastor’s kids turn out!” Over and over again I have heard this stereotype. Pastor’s kids who choose bad wild have done so because of the occupation of their parents. I have often wondered about the lawyer, the doctor, the butcher,…

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