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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Back of Your Hand

Simone Weil wrote that “attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” We have only so much attention to give, and when we turn that attention...

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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 you can show you...

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How Will We Be Found?

From 1941 to 1944 while bombs dropped over England and across Europe during the second World War, CS Lewis, then in his early 40s, would ride the train to the...

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Mr. Roger’s Day

In my office hangs an illustration of ’Saint Fred, the Neighbourly.’ To millions of people, Fred Rogers represents the very best of us. With patience and...

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Don’t Pay Attention

I used to live near a sprawling park with lumpy hills, clusters of trees and a puddle-for-a-pond. My wife and I had walked through that park a hundred times...

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Exaggerating Love

I heard a story about a family in the 1970s who jumped on the tv dinner bandwagon. There was a time before when they sat around a kitchen table and ate their...

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Standing Over Here

When I was a boy I remember when a special kiosk was set up in our local mall. Surrounding it were people, heads tilted, eyes crossed, looking at strange...

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The Wisdom of Chestermere’s Umarells

My grandfather retired to the small community of Herbert, Saskatchewan where he lived for about 20 years before passing away. He had spent years farming south...

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The Peace of Wild Things

There is a fascinating Danish word that I appreciate on cold nights. ‘Hygge’ means to get cozy, light a fire, play some warm music, pour some tea and curl up...


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