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The Best Food

—Allan Pole You can read this post or listen to the audio version. This scene got me thinking while we stayed in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia on a family holiday.  At our campground, I saw a big, beautiful slide-out motorhome with a Jeep parked beside it. The spare tire cover on the Jeep proclaimed, “Life is […]

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A Fruitful Life

—Allan Pole You can read this post or listen to the audio version. Men and women are radically different. Now that I have your attention with this profound observation, let me explain how they are different. When you ask men what a fruitful life looks like, they typically think of their accomplishments. How much have […]

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“He is risen!”

— Allan Pole Watch this re-enactment of “The Resurrection of Jesus” You can read this post or listen to our audio version. A. Cressy Morrison, an accomplished chemist and former chairman of the New York Academy of Sciences, wrote an article entitled, “Seven Reasons Why I Believe in God.” This is what he said:  “Consider […]

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Don’t Jump to Conclusions

— Allan Pole, CESLM President You can read this post or listen to the audio version. I read a book about Steven Truscott when I was a boy. On the evening of June 9, 1959 Steven was seen giving classmate Lynne Harper a ride on his bicycle in Clinton, Ontario. They parted ways. Later that […]

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Our Heritage

— Allan Pole Listen to our audio version below. Two penniless Hungarian brothers named Zsolt and Geza Peladi inherited £4 billion GBP [almost 7 billion CAD] from their long-lost German grandmother. The Hungarian press reported that “luck struck two homeless brothers, Zsolt and Geza, who survived from a precarious life”.  They lived on the outskirts […]

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The Life of Faith

— Allan Pole Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. As they lay down for the night Holmes said, “Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see.”  Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.”  “And what does that tell you?” Holmes asked. “Astronomically, it tells me […]

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Blessing God’s Baby — Allan Pole

Most people miss the significance of Christmas. Is it all about Santa Claus, shopping, exchanging gifts or eating a lot of food? Is it about spending time with family?  Or even about the baby in the manger? Don’t answer this last question too quickly. Instead of focusing on the baby in the manger, I want […]

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May I Ask You A Question? — Allan Pole

Someone recently asked me what I thought they should do about a situation they faced. The answer seemed obvious to me, with several Bible passages coming to mind—which I had just shared with this person. I bit my tongue, resisting the urge to quote the Scripture and spoon-feed the answer. Instead, I counselled to seek […]

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Selective Speaking — Allan Pole

By Allan Pole, CESLM Board President King Solomon shares a great insight for relationships in Proverbs 9:8-9: “So don’t bother rebuking mockers; they will only hate you. But the wise, when rebuked, will love you all the more.  Teach the wise, and they will be wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn more.” You’ve […]

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Be Patient — Allan Pole

Be Patient By Allan Pole, CESLM Board President Be patient. I can’t count the number of times I’ve said this to others, and others to me. “I would have been a doctor, but I didn’t have the patience.” Ironically, not all doctors who have many patients, have a lot of patience. Several elderly church members […]

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