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    All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • A Good Prank

      You can show you care for someone by sharing a coffee or tea, remembering their birthday, or spending time with them. But perhaps the way...

    • Yes?

      There are a few times in the Biblical story that God catches the attention of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. The times and places where...

    • Comfort

      Often, as a pastor, I say that part of my work is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comforted.” It may sound like a...

    • Keep Chestermere Scruffy

      There’s a movement in Knoxville, Tennessee, which invites neighbours to, “Keep Knoxville Scruffy.” Although it might imply shabby, unkept, or unshaven, the whole movement is...

    • Neighbourhood Connectors

      Creating a culture of remarkable neighbours and neighbourhoods in Chestermere is at the core of what my weekly article is all about. Although we would...

    • Re-Membered

      When we first moved to Chestermere we had to make some phone calls to hook up the essential services. Some might guess what was first...

    • Love Where You Live

      When we love the places where we live, we see them differently. When we see them differently, we treat them differently. Our streets and homes...

    • The War Garden

      Here is a totally hypothetical question: If the world fell into chaos today, would you toss your stuff in the minivan and head for the...

    • Grateful

      Characters in A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh are often better at making sense of the world than we may think. Piglet, for example, is small, kind hearted,...

    • Running Afraid

      Fear is a universal and difficult experience. Fear can prevent us from experiencing life and hope, and keep us away from new experiences and relationships....