Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – October 20, 2020

“In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity.” This is attributed to Augustine, and I hope that it is true for FMCIC. The fascinating cultural phenomenon is that “essentials” are debatable. Another old adage, this time from a US politician, “you are entitled to your own opinions, but …

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CliffsNotes – October 13, 2020

Hi my friends, Our pastors and delegates have much reading to do in order to prepare for the meeting this Saturday, so I will not contribute to the reading load. Also remember the National Prayer Summit this Thursday evening – please register in order to join us for the 1.5 …

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Comme Vous

Comme vous, j’en ai assez de cette pandémie et je veux qu’elle cesse. J’en ai assez d’entendre les slogans « une nouvelle normalité » ou « une nouvelle réalité ». Je comprends pourquoi les gens utilisent ces slogans parce que, comme moi, personne ne sait quoi faire ensuite. Personne n’a été en mesure de …

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CliffsNotes – October 6, 2020

Prayer & Prayerfully Prepared Services “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus We have a few “rest” opportunities for you in the next few months! Obviously, the Saturday October 17 General Conference meeting is not a rest time, and perhaps …

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CliffsNotes – September 29, 2020

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 Have you watched “The Social Dilemma”? It is an important documentary. You’ll hear that …

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CliffsNotes – September 22, 2020

‘And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching’. Hebrews 10:24-25 I’ve heard this verse quoted …

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CliffsNotes – September 15, 2020

Apparently, US Bishop Emeritus Clyde van Valin used to call technology, “… the carnality of inanimate objects.” On Saturday this past weekend the FMCIC held an early sitting of the 2021 General Conference. By the way, General Conference 2021 is necessarily virtual and is only a Saturday-Sunday event, June 5-6. …

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L’acte de remarquer

Il y a quelques années, je suis descendu dans mon sous-sol pour prendre une douche. Sur la dernière marche, avant d’atteindre l’interrupteur d’éclairage, je suis entré dans un pouce d’eau. Le chauffe-eau avait fait un trou et inondé le sous-sol. Après avoir coupé l’eau, vidé ce que nous pouvions et …

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CliffsNotes – September 8, 2020

Retreat, Rest, Sabbath, Vacation, Selah, Breathe, Refuge… At the beginning of the summer I wrote about sabbath. It seems right to end the summer with a review and challenge to sabbath in non-summer seasons too. Did you know that in order to properly sabbath, you need to step into a …

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