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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • 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....

    • Neighbourhood Leaders

      Neighbourhoods thrive in a culture shaped by good leaders. Leaders are those people who pay attention to the places where they live. They work, often...

    • Rhythms of Life: A Day of Rest

      Both my wife and I care for people; often at extreme high or low points in their life. I am a pastor and she is...

    • Deregulating Neighbourliness

      There is a growing movement called, “Little Free Libraries.” It is a simple idea, really. The intention is to set up a small decorated box...

    • Belonging

      In 2014 the village of Delburne, Alberta, crafted a beautiful project to try and capture the heart of their community. Almost half of the 830...

    • Changing Chestermere

      Who are the big change-makers we hear about most? Trump or Clinton, Trudeau or Ambrose, Notley, Jean, or Kenney? They all want to bring change....

    • Making A Big Deal

      There are particular Canadian neighbourhoods which exude extra character and charm. From the quaint main street of Niagara on the Lake in Ontario, to the...

    • Welcome Home

      On Monday I got a note that there were some swarming bees in the Kinniburgh area; twenty thousand bees were looking for a home. These...

    • The Way of Trust

      You would think that living in a lake community like Chestermere would have hardened me up somehow to that initial shock of cold that slaps...

    • In the Heart

      Matters of the heart cannot be changed by legislation, medication, or even incarceration. No bylaw, wealth, government, or contract can make a person’s heart softer,...