All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Unity that Frees

      Every day we are bombarded with schemes and plans that ask for our shallow commitment. The cell phone company wants us to sign up for...

    • A Home for Appreciation

      For the Pouteaux home, thanksgiving is often a mix of frantic planning to host our extended family and to prepare a few meals together. It’s...

    • 6 Mistakes Neighbourhoods Make

      Thriving neighbourhoods are vital. A healthy neighbourhood is a place where people can be safe, find support, discover friendships, explore new interests, live generously, build...

    • Potent

      A friend of mine, Jono Ingram in Australia, posted up a picture of an Avocado seed he had been nurturing for a couple months. The...

    • SOS

      When I was a teenager a group of us went white water rafting. We signed up with a company somewhere in the mountains and ventured...

    • Communities that Laugh Together, Stay Together

      They say that laughter is the best medicine, others say it’s the sunbeam of the soul, an instant vacation, and it sweeps the cobwebs from...

    • Courage

      Bravery and courage are not just for heroes, they are character qualities available to everyone. In fact, a courageous acts can turn a moment into...

    • In Good Hands

      This morning we heard a ‘thud’ on our living room window. I knew right away what it was. A bird hit our window. I winced...

    • The Journey

      Everyday we pass through our neighbourhoods: rows of homes and vehicles, the same ones as yesterday, they roll by and lull us into a sense...

    • It’s All About the Kids

      Funny little known fact: I was the soap box derby champion of Saskatchewan in 1992. I was eleven years old and for a brief moment...