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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The Legend of the Leatherman

Like clock-work the Old Leatherman would come up the road. Kids would run out to meet him, and mothers would pack him a sandwich for his long and unending...

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The Pouteaux’s Were Here

Our plane lowered through the clouds over a choppy section of the Atlantic Ocean, though I could not hear or smell the ocean over the roar of the turbine...

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Distinctly Chestermere

What makes your neighbourhood special? This is the question that a community in London, England first asked about 30 years ago. They began the Local...

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Taking Turns

I have fond memories of my childhood home. I remember the quirks of our kitchen cabinets, the creaky places in the hallway floor, and the way the light came in...

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The Power of Unmerited Favour

It’s super easy to come up with a list of people who deserve a pat on the back. We like to think of ourselves as skilled connoisseurs of warrant, able to pick...

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Neighbours, by the Numbers

How trustworthy do you think your neighbours might be? Could you rely on the people next door in a pinch? How often do you visit with your neighbours? A...

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Don’t be Helpful, Be Curious

Albert Einstein is certainly one of the smartest people of the past century. Just even the name makes us think of brilliance and a capacity for remarkable...

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Unhealthy Neighbourhood Habits

Thriving neighbourhoods change the way we live, for the better. A healthy neighbourhood is a place where people can be safe, find support, discover...


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