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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Going Local

      Culture is created, and re-created, locally. It is the people in our community, the people of Chestermere, who can truly appreciate what our city is...

    • Kids Need Neighbours

      Parenting is humbling work. We love our children deeply, we discipline them, we coach them, we teach them, and we pray for them. We hope...

    • Caring for politicians in a harsh culture

      A pastor and a politician point to a better way It was around our dining room table, the air still warm with the savoury reminder...

    • Everything is on its way to becoming something else

      Author Wendell Berry wrote about how he, for years, would walk to town and pass by an old galvanized metal bucket hanging on a post....

    • Trust Them

      Trust is foundational to healthy communities and thriving neighbourhoods. When we know that the people who live nearby have our best interests at heart, we...

    • Missing Out

      Life offers us a mirror. It is a gift to look inward and reflect on who we are now and who we are becoming. This...

    • Kith and Kin

      As this pandemic season lingers, some of us are hoping for our favourite store or restaurant to reopen. We want to return to normal. Around...

    • Victory Gardens

      In World War 1 and 2 Canadians planted Victory Gardens. These mostly urban gardens were part of a creative response to encourage local people to...

    • Caring for Something

      When we care for something, we pay attention to it. When we don’t care for something, we can easily overlook it. If we care for...

    • Generosity is the Heartbeat of Community

      Let’s pause a moment that celebrate Manitoba, they deserve it. Recent studies show that among Canadian provinces, Manitoba is the most generous on a number...