• No Need to Fear

    Written by Donna Mitchell for The Life “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold [...]

  • Writing Stories

    Do you have a story to tell? Our lives are made up of hundreds of stories, some very personal and some interwoven with the stories of others. Connecting Streams is a ministry built on stories: [...]

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Energy Investment by Cath Thorlakson

Read Luke 12:15 - 34 "Only aim at and strive for and seek His kingdom, and all these things shall be supplied to you also." Luke 12:31 I have worked in ministry positions that have not contributed well financially almost my entire adult life.  As a result, we are at an age where most of [...]

2009-01-16T19:37:36+00:00January 16th, 2009|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments

Waiting by Cath Thorlakson

Read Psalm 27 "Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring.  Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord."                                                           Psalm 27:14 God does not seem at all concerned about hurrying.  Joseph waited through years and incredible hardship for [...]

2008-10-07T09:36:41+00:00October 7th, 2008|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments

The Decision – A Parable by Merv Budd

Carol was a persuasive woman. Her first hand accounts of her visits overseas were stunningly and attractively descriptive. When she spoke to Jake about her adventures it captured his imagination. On cold winter days he could feel the warmth of the sand on his back as she spoke. "Why don't you go?" Carol challenged. She [...]

2008-09-10T12:05:40+00:00September 10th, 2008|Our Blog|0 Comments

Right of Passage by Cath Thorlakson

Read Acts 16:1 - 5 "Paul desired Timothy to go with him (as a missionary); and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those places, all of whom knew that his father was a Greek."                                     Acts 16:3 In Acts 11, the issue of circumcision had been dealt with.  [...]

2008-09-04T13:03:04+00:00September 4th, 2008|Challenges for Leaders|0 Comments

The Battle by Cath Thorlakson

The battle was raging outside. The enemy troops were closing in and getting the upper hand. The younger ones and some of the older ones were getting wounded and angry. They came storming into the king's throne room. They were angered that the king wasn't doing anything. "Do something! We're losing the battle!" The king [...]

2008-05-14T11:24:39+00:00May 14th, 2008|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments

10 Smart Things Women Can Do to Build a Better Life – Resource

10 Smart Things Women Can Do To Build a Better Life by Donna Carter Harvest House Gifted communicator Donna Carter believes the choices we make today define the quality of our lives tomorrow. With enthusiasm and encouragement, she helps readers discern their priorities─how they want to live and what they want to accomplish─and then helps them [...]

2008-05-14T10:09:52+00:00May 14th, 2008|Our Blog, Resources|0 Comments

Confessions of an Unlikely ‘Faster’

I thoroughly enjoy eating - almost anything!  Cajun, Thai, Italian, chocolate, ice cream, salads and bread are a few of my favorites!  The smell and taste of bread, fresh from the oven, makes me sigh just thinking about it.  Growing up on the farm meant mealtime was always a bountiful celebration.  'Canadian Living' magazine cover-like [...]

2008-03-10T12:03:15+00:00March 10th, 2008|Our Blog, Resources|0 Comments