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Helpful Resources for Parenting in Quarantine

parent comforting child in isolated wood trail

Parenting in quarantine? Who would’ve thought that would be a thing we needed a guide to? Not us. Well, COVID-19 has certainly brought some unique challenges for families. If you’re a parent, you’re now finding yourself trying to educate, navigate extra screen time, find space for conversations, work from home while they’re home and make…

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How Our Young Family is Finding Solitude in the Chaos

young family finding solitude on a trail in the woods

Hearing from God starts with making listening a priority. To listen clearly, we need to find solitude in the chaos of family life. In a message Jordan (my husband) and I were listening to this week, we were challenged to do the following three things:  Find a whispering spot. List the voices in your life…

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5 Ways You Can Volunteer At Connexus Now

It’s incredible to see how God is using our church. God is changing lives and people are being drawn to Him. We continue to see growth across our Church with a record 12,500 views on Easter Sunday alone. Thousands more will connect through the week.  I know that as you hear that you get excited…

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Why You Can Trust God in a Changing World

With the rise of COVID-19, you suddenly live in a world of change and fear, and if you’re honest, it’s overwhelming.  Throughout time, our world is always changing, becoming, and evolving. Sometimes it’s becoming better, but these days it can feel like it’s becoming worse. Think of your own life. You are becoming older. Hopefully,…

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How Do You Spiritually Respond To Fear?

I know we are all trying to figure out how to respond to what’s happening in our world. It can feel like things are spiralling quickly. Fear and panic feel like they continue to creep into all areas of life. I’m with you in the midst of this. How do we respond to something like…

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What I’ve Learned From My 6-year-old On Inviting My Friends To Christmas Eve

By Alicia Mason, Volunteer NEXT Host at Connexus Church in Barrie When it comes to inviting people to church, I’ve learned a lot from my 6 year old. She grabbed a handful of invite cards from Upstreet, put them in her backpack, and proceeded to hand them out to her grade 1 class. There wasn’t…

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3 Tools To Help You Find Freedom From Pornography

On Sunday Carey shared about the importance of blocking toxic things out of your life.  Why is this so important?  Because what you allow into you deeply shapes what flows out of you.  It was a powerful morning in all of our locations as we were able to pray for people who are taking steps…

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5 Ways To Start Your September Well

The beginning of September often feels like a new year. It’s a time of change and new routines – especially for families, students, and in our workplaces. Have you felt that way? Our routines create our reality. It’s can be a great time to ask yourself, how do I start this season off well for…

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3 Ways To Make Your Words Matter Today

We all speak words to those around us every day, but do you spend much time thinking about those words? The words and tone you share with… …your friends …your spouse  …your kids …your parents …how about the cashier at the drive-thru or the service agent on the phone? (too close?:)  Here’s what comes to…

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