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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Ask

      

I had gone a few weeks without my allowance and my mom knew it. My parents offered me a loonie every week back when the...

    • Disappointed



      

I’ve heard it said that the distance between what you expected, and what you experienced, is called anger. The wider the gap, the greater the...

    • Creative Conversations

      This summer we went on a long ten hour car trip with our family. My five year old daughter loved playing ‘eye-spy,’ but after a few...

    • Favourite Places

      I recently took some friends to Reader Rock Garden in Calgary. It’s a hidden gem in the city and too few people know about it....

    • Fix it

      I was working under my older model Ford truck changing out a broken piece when my neighbour stopped by. “I hear you might not know...

    • Pop-Up Adventures

      Years ago when I was just starting college, one of the staff members at the college hosted the strangest and most memorable adventures for students....

    • Stop

      This month marks the first time in my life that I’ve been given the gift of a sabbatical. After fourteen years as a pastor I...

    • Party People

      About five years ago a group of near-strangers in my neighbourhood did something unusual. They blocked off a road, hauled out a barbecue, inflated a...

    • Why We Need Bugs

      My parents drove a big Chrysler Cordoba while I was growing up. I remember after road trips gathering around the front of our car with...

    • Gift Culture

      I love the phrase, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” We can strategize to make amazing businesses, neighbourhoods and thriving community, but it will only take...