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When I was in my twenties, I had an opportunity to do a mountain bike exertion that would involve quite a distance for the entire day. The plan was to bike all morning, stop for lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon heading back to camp. I wasn’t exactly in the most exceptional shape when I was asked to join this exertion. I wasn’t unhealthy or overweight by any means, but my cardio and stamina weren’t exactly marathon-worthy. I loved the idea of being someone who could make a long-haul mountain bike trip and could have easily pictured myself getting into something like that, but what one imagines and what is reality are two different things. I knew if I would have any chance of surviving the trip, I needed to get some real experience under my belt. So I trained for a few months before the actual camp and became quite good at it. …


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Alongside billions of other people, our family celebrated the resurrection life of Jesus. For those who follow Jesus, this isn’t just another holiday in the calendar but the watershed of all history where everything changed! Or has N.T. Wright put it, “The Day The Revolution Began.” The resurrection isn’t solely about Jesus rising from the dead (though that in itself makes a statement in itself), but it is also the impact of that resurrection has on the whole of creation. …


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I think it is fair to say that none of us planned that our lives would look the way they are today. I doubt that any of us would have been able to predict the reality we would be living in.

As I sat in my favourite chair this morning, drinking coffee, reading my devotion, and reflecting on life amid COVD 19, I was taken by the adage that life rarely goes as planned. One of the best books I have read on this topic is “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg.

“Option B’ was a recommended reading for a Master’s Class I am taking on Leadership Resilience. Funny the timing God has as He brings things into your life. Sheryl wrote the book in response to life after the unexpected death of her husband. …

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Drake De Long-Farmer

Follower of Jesus, husband, father of four, & Executive Pastor at beulah.ca. Here are my musings on leadership, faith, life, and being #AddictedToHope!