Author Archives: mattcharb

Symbolism in the Bible

When reading the Bible, we come across many objects, people and events that can have multiple meanings and hold great significance. We may notice them on the surface, but inadvertently dismiss their importance or gloss over their symbolism. (Continue reading here) … Continue reading

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Shaping Snowballs

Living in Ottawa, we are blessed to enjoy all four seasons during the year. Each one presents nature’s beauty and offers ample opportunity to appreciate God’s magnificent creation. Take, for example, winter. Despite its sometimes brutally cold weather and frustrating … Continue reading

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Evangelizing in the Neighborhood

Back in the fall, I described how my wife and I were settling into our new family home with our three little kids. I wrote about how I saw this as an opportunity for evangelization, figuring I’d be able to … Continue reading

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Seeking Direction

We all have special gifts and talents, and we all have weaknesses – or areas in our lives we’d like to improve, if you prefer. While I can humbly recognize I have certain traits and abilities that are very useful … Continue reading

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Going Deep

This past summer, our son Isaac and I went for a swim in the lake where my wife’s family rented some cottages for a vacation. As great as it was to see Isaac demonstrate his improved swimming skills thanks to … Continue reading

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Won’t you be my Neighbor?

Several months back, I wrote about how my wife and I were looking for a new house. Our family of five had been living in a three-bedroom townhome and, while we were very much enjoying our location and our comfortable … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundation

For the past few months, my wife and I have been eyeing the housing market, on the hunt for our next family home. We currently live in a townhouse and while it meets all needs for us and our three … Continue reading

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