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The Life of Faith

2019-05-21T03:53:27+00:00January 13th, 2019|Allan Pole, General Interest|

    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?” […]

Selective Speaking — Allan Pole

2019-05-21T04:11:18+00:00October 24th, 2018|Allan Pole, General Interest|

    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 […]

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Be Patient — Allan Pole

2019-05-21T04:23:28+00:00September 20th, 2018|Allan Pole, General Interest|

    Be Patient — Allan Pole 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 were […]

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Are You A Humble Person—Allan Pole

2019-05-21T05:05:39+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Allan Pole, General Interest|

Are You A Humble Person — Allan Pole  Perhaps you know of a friend or family member with qualities that make them attractive, yet these qualities have nothing to do with appearance, talent, intelligence or wealth. The Apostle Paul describes three such qualities in Ephesians 4:2. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with […]

The Power of Touch—Allan Pole

2018-06-19T21:27:33+00:00June 19th, 2018|Allan Pole, General Interest|

I drove by two middle-aged men standing on a sidewalk in Calgary.  They were kissing each other on the cheeks and my first thought was, “They must be gay.”  I took another look and I remembered seeing similar looking men greeting and kissing each other in Ukraine. The kiss in the ancient world was both […]

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ELL Bible Study the Simple Way — Dale Fisher

2018-05-16T09:21:16+00:00May 16th, 2018|Dale Fisher, ESL Classroom, ESL Tips|

This year, we were pleased when a family from our Monday night ESL class decided to join our church. They were from a Catholic background but seemed comfortable at our Anglican church. The children quickly fit into Sunday School, and the family said they enjoyed the service. After a few months, I asked them if […]

Be All There — Allan Pole

2018-05-15T21:20:29+00:00May 15th, 2018|Allan Pole|

An obscure gardener died in a small town. His name was Hubert Bales, and he was one of the shyest men around. When he talked, he squirmed, blinked his eyes rapidly and smiled nervously. Hubert never ran in influential circles. He grew shrubs and trees, working with his hands the plot of land left by his father. He was anything […]

An Open Door — Allan Pole

2018-04-17T22:10:49+00:00April 17th, 2018|Allan Pole|

When a guest was received in Palestine 2,000 years ago the host performed certain courtesies.  There was the kiss of welcome.  Water was provided to wash the dust from his feet, and oil to anoint his head.  The guests would recline at the meal and there was free access for the passer-by to stop and […]

Openness Starts Between the Ears — Allan Pole

2018-02-18T10:13:37+00:00February 18th, 2018|Allan Pole, General Interest|

Marty was touring Europe just as they were breaking down the Berlin Wall.  Wanting to get some historic pieces of the Wall, he headed for Berlin.  Because he found the hotels there beyond his means, he asked a young policeman if he knew of an inexpensive place where he could stay.  The policeman told Marty […]

Kindness Bridges the Gap — Allan Pole

2018-01-14T23:16:58+00:00January 14th, 2018|Allan Pole, General Interest|

When I was a boy I suffered from asthma and hay fever.  Being allergic to hay and growing up on a farm was a tough combination during the summer months.  When the air was thick with dust and pollen I would suffer through some sleepless nights coughing and sneezing.  I vividly remember my mom enduring […]

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Introducing the New CESLM Board

2017-11-20T20:38:52+00:00November 20th, 2017|Allan Pole, CESLM Board, General Interest|

As fall transitions to winter, CESLM is entering a new season as well. This past year has seen many transitions in our organization. The latest is our new Board of Directors. Some of the faces will be familiar – we’d like to welcome back founders Madeline and Mel Johnson as well as our secretary Dale […]

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Let’s scratch where it itches — Dale Fisher

2017-11-20T20:00:23+00:00November 20th, 2017|Dale Fisher, Training|

One Day Workshop Fall 2017 A year ago, we didn’t have enough registrants to hold our annual Reaching Out With English (ROWE). It was a blow to us at CESLM, since we were proud of our 30-hour training, and saw that it was filling a vital need here in Calgary, training volunteers to start ESL […]

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Spring Training 2017 – James Edel

2017-06-08T20:30:59+00:00June 8th, 2017|General Interest, James Edel, Spring Training|

~ Spring Training May 22, 2017 – Ooh la la! What a great time at 2017’s Spring Training Conference that Cooperative ESL Ministries hosted!  God is good.  It was so beneficial to connect with each other and the speakers were such a big blessing.  Our theme was Invited in – The Journey so Far, and […]

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Conversation Starters—Dale Fisher

2017-02-26T16:19:55+00:00February 26th, 2017|Dale Fisher, ESL Classroom, ESL Tips|

About this time of year, we often feel that we could use some new ideas for our conversation classes. Here are four of them. The first, is a great idea I learned from my teaching partner, Cindy Hubert. Adjective + Occupation Activity Cindy handed out a set of cards with occupation titles such as: policeman, photographer, […]

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