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    All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Welcome Home

      Your neighbourhood is more than a collection of structures and parked cars, it is a place where we are building a life, pursuing dreams, finding...

    • Drinking Coffee (and Loving Your Community) Like the Swedes

      Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere, where I serve as one of the pastors, comes out of a rich and generous Swedish tradition. While you...

    • Spending Time

      Enjoying your neighbourhood, friends, and family requires that ever so rare and limited commodity: time. Like the sand in an hour glass, the changing digital...

    • Easter Hope

      This week is full of new life and fun for many in our community. Easter is also a time for people to come together. My...

    • Starting at Your Front Door

      
The neighbourhood and city we all want starts at your front door. It does not start with laws and policies. It does not start with...

    • Envy

      When I was about 19 years old a group of my college buddies and I went hunting for new place to rent. After a bit...

    • The Seven Neighbourhood Essentials

      Neighbourhoods, like anything good and valuable, require thoughtful care in order for it to thrive. The same is very much true of parenting, business, friendships,...

    • The Unexpected Joys of Learning Together

      Every week in your community there are groups of people who gather together to learn. In my neighbourhood there is a group called Monday Morning...

    • On the Move

      We are among the first humans to know what it means to ‘pick-up-and-move.’ Throughout history, the majority of people did not travel far from their...

    • 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...