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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Still: Meandering Into The Light

      This Advent season in the weeks leading up until Christmas we’re continuing on a theme of stillness. Stopping, resting, slowing, and listening do much to...

    • Still: The Gift of Jolabokaflod



      During the season of Advent, those weeks leading up until Christmas, this gentle little column will be exploring the theme of stillness. Stopping, resting, listening, and...

    • The Science of Kindness

      November 13th was World Kindness Day. Organizations and individuals spent this week exploring the influence kindness has on our lives, our faith, our relationships, and...

    • Mr Rogers and the Movies

      I grew up watching Mr Rogers’ Neighbourhood. I also grew up with Bugs Bunny slapstick comedy, WWF Wrestling, and The Flintstones family; but Mr Rogers settled...

    • The Art of Making Time

      Our home is a case study in messy schedules. We have a child now at school age and another  at not-yet-school age. My wife works...

    • Smells Like Home

      Your home is more than your castle, it is the place where your best memories are made, where you learn to embrace those you love,...

    • Loving-Well

      Is joy something we can buy? Maybe. It’s a question we’re exploring in our home. My five year old has a new plastic toy that...

    • Finding Magic

      I’m pretty much the best uncle in the world. I learned a little coin trick years ago and now my nieces think I’m David Copperfield....

    • Help in Addiction

      Draw any line through our community and we quickly discover that addiction is an ever present struggle for many. Addictions to alcohol, drugs, sex, food and...

    • Turning the Tables to Know Our Neighbours

      Walk through any of Chestermere’s neighbourhoods at supper time and you’ll catch a whiff of the diversity in your community. The aromas of a spicy...