The Anxiety of Life

Author: Alice Cheng The fast and efficient metropolitan model has improved people’s materialistic lifestyle, but it also greatly increases our levels of fear and anxiety. In fact, the metropolis represents a combination of desire and fear. Interests and fears dominate the lives of all citizens. Facing change and limitations We often encounter various challenges or adversities in life, including health, education, work, marriage, family, property, unexpected difficulties and setbacks, etc. The busyness of work and a large amount of affairs and information we consume every day are overwhelming. Moreover, we have to deal with the chaotic state of this world, such as natural and man-made disasters, rapid changes

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Joy to the World!

Helen Man Post-Pandemic Christmas Christmas will no longer be the same.  Streets and shopping malls used to be filled with sparkling Christmas lights and music and people. Coronavirus has not completely vanished despite the availability of the boosters and the passing of its peak. We still need to wear masks in many places, to avoid crowds and to take precautions most of the time. Our Christmas spirit has been diminished. On the contrary, the pandemic has made me reflect on the meaning of “Christmas” and rely on God more dearly, especially during this Christmas season. The Birth of Christ Rewrites History On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of

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Love Deeper, Love Sweeter

Horace Fan, Chinese Pastor Port Moody Pacific Grace MB Church I accepted Christ in Hong Kong while I was a teenager, yet I did not ever mature, never prayed to God for my future spouse. One day while I was on duty at the dormitory of Salvation Army, I noticed a new colleague by the name Lee. Other than being curious how she got her days off after getting on the job for a few days only, I never dreamed one day this would be the girl that eventually became my partner for life. God brought her into my life. We are now married for 35 years. After

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Journey of Wonderful Self Discovery

Rev. Jimmy Zhen Director – Chinese Family For Christ Canada Branch When I was a child, I lived in a village in the Guangdong province. I often looked up at the sky at night, it was vast with little starlight, and my heart of awe grew spontaneously.  I felt insignificant, and I could not help but asked: Who am I? Growing up in an atheistic environment, passively accepted that myself was just a coincidence in the long years of evolution.  Successfully completed university, I found a decent job at a bank, but there was always an indescribable emptiness in my heart.  And when I saw through the reality

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Irrational Thinking 81: Marginalized Community in Pandemic

QiuLin, Social Worker in Detox, Vancouver In the last edition, the author has written about how people started drinking to spend the day during the COVID19 pandemic stay home order. And there is an increasing tendency of addicts to stay home to take marijuana or heroin, and subsequently more deaths due to fentanyl overdose. Last year (2020), there are 1,716 deaths in BC alone (roughly the same number of death due to COVID19). This is worrisome, especially when it shows a 74% increase compared to 984 deaths in 2019. As of 8/31, International Concern for Drug Abuse Day, there have been more data regarding death related to drug

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Please Let the Whole World Know

Pastor Wong A message sent by a Myanmar friend, ending with a heart-broken sentence: “Please help Myanmar peoples as much as you can and spread the whole world how brutal the military junta is. The World needs to know this, they need help ASAP. People are dying.” Perhaps the whole world is aware of the Myanmar coup, political instability, and democratic regression. The people are living in fear, but they don’t want to go back to the era of military rule. I have observed earlier, the church always had Myanmar as one of their weekly prayer items, asking for God’s mercy on them. However, as the days passed,

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Life as a Traveler

Alice Cheung Life is when a newborn baby comes into this sparkling world, naked and barehanded. Very soon, he would have to leave this familiar and dazzling world and return to the gloom, being naked and barehanded again. A famous ancient Chinese poet, Su Dongpo from Song Dynasty exclaimed that “Life is like an adverse journey and I am also a traveler.” An author of the Bible also wrote that “We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.” Life is just a passerby in this world. Purpose & Itinerary Going on a trip is a

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An Armless Artist

Helen Man Poor Baby In the spring of 1974, a newborn baby girl was found at a meat market in a small town in Taiwan. The baby’s crying attracted many people to gather around her. The crowd found that she was born with no arms, uneven legs, and a deformed body. They took her to the police. Some charities checked her out but did not offer help, while hospitals wanted to make her into a specimen for medical study as she dies soon, thinking that she wouldn’t live long. Pastor Yang, the founder of “Six Turtles Orphanage” adopted her and named her Grace because he believed that “since

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Praying for Spiritual Transformation

Dale Winder The National Initiatives Manager for the BGEA of Canada When I began my elementary school years we began the day singing the Canadian national anthem and saying the Lord’s Prayer in unison. By the time I finished high school we were taught that science had proven God does not exist. Therefore, not only did we stop saying the Lord’s Prayer we also no longer sang the national anthem because it acknowledged the existence of God. Today, students are no longer taught that science is true because they are teaching truth is based on what you personally think or feel. As a result, we have fully arrived

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Toronto STM November News & Prayer Request

Give thanks and praise to the Lord. With the Lord’s grace, the prayers and faith actions of the co-workers and believers, the cannabis shop at Unit C-6 next to the short-term mission center finally moved out of our 60-merchants plaza on October 31, 2021. And because of the newly established By-Laws, no marijuana shop can be established among us from now on. Thanks and praise to the Lord! Non-Christian merchants are amazed by the power and truth of the Lord Jesus, and the Lord’s name is exalted, glorified and honored! Glory be to God. Once again, thank you for your support and prayer, the Lord is our banner!

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