Author - Preston Pouteaux

Preston PouteauxPreston is a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere and experiments mostly in the intersection of faith and neighbourhood. Into the Neighbourhood explores how we all contribute to creating a healthy and vibrant community. Preston is also a beekeeper; a reminder that small things make a big difference.

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From Closed to Close

We live in proximity to hundreds of people if we live in any urban or suburban community. Think about those who make supper, do homework, and sleep close to...

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Where are You

Where are you? It’s the question that echoes up the stairs every day in our home. Our home isn’t very big, but when our daughters are playing and looking for...

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Turning Out the Lights to See the Light

Saskatchewan is called “The Land of Living Skies.” As a boy growing up in Regina, I did not know what this meant. For a few years, before moving to Alberta, we...

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Words of the Year

Every year dictionaries pick a word of the year. These words are often chosen by how popular a word was in Google searches, or how well a word reflected...

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What are you waiting for?

I remember the feeling. 1996 felt like an eternity away and I just could not wait for it. It was about 1993 and remember hearing on the news that a new Mars...

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The Winter Gift of Community

My great grandpa came to Canada on a boat with a heard of Jersey cows. He paid his way by taking care of the cows on the long voyage from the island of...

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Gentle Now…

Do you ever replay a conversation back again to yourself after having it, and think, “good grief, was I a fool, or what?!” I did that this week and...

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Civility

We are on a journey from residents, to citizens and neighbours. I remember when I first bought my home in Chestermere, and I moved in. It was a new...

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The Good and Neighbourly Queen

With the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of Canada, millions are reflecting on her life, and the values she held dear. I grew up with a...


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