Saturday, October 25, Max Lucado will be in Winnipeg to share and read from his new book Before Amen. The premise behind the book begins with Lucado's own life and struggle to even consider himself - despite being a well-respected author and pastor - as being good at prayer.
Travis Freeman caught everything. As an up and coming football wide receiver he was very quickly becoming a superstar until he caught bacterial menengitis that left him blind. 23 Blast is a story of dealing with obstacles when they completely rip away your dreams and finding out what is really important.
Recent surveys and word on the street will tell you that young people would leave if and when they get the chance. The rationale I've often heard is there's just nothing big or interesting already happening here.
Whether or not you like this place is a subjective conversation, in my opinion. But the truth, as it's become more revealed to me the more people I talk to, is that beneath the plain skin of winnipeg, inside its walls, under its sidewalks, and behind the open doors we've been misled to believe are closed, a life exists that stretches farther out into the globe than we can imagine on our own.
Terrorist attacks hit close to home yesterday as one soldier was slain and many other people and officers were threatened when a fire fight brought out at parliment yesterday in Ottawa. The National House of Prayer is stationed in Ottawa and seeks to love and serve Members of Parliment through service and prayer and are hoping their words of hope can help direct a our nation's response.