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#spiritualtimeswithToby – 4

Autumn Volunteer Mailout 2016 Do you ever wonder how it works, that even though we still sin, God still accepts us? Well, one of the joys of my job is being able to share my heroes with you.  Today we’re going to read a devotion that answers this question.  It was written over a 100 years ago by […]

#spiritualtimeswithToby – 3

Spring Volunteer Mailout 2015 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” There is a lot we can learn from these verses; but I want you to focus on […]

#spiritualtimeswithToby – 2

Winter Volunteer Mailout 2015 I want to go point by point through the gospel; we won’t go in depth, as there’s so much more we can learn, but we will at least touch on all four of the main points.  This is because I believe Christians should never move beyond the Cross of Calvary, but instead […]

#spiritualtimeswithToby – 1

When I started at Totara Springs, one of my responsibilities was to write a brief devotion to send to our volunteers after each camp.  For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting one each Thursday.  I won’t change any of what I said – even if it makes me cringe re-reading it – however, I […]

Jesus’ Teaching on “Heaven Tourism”

In my short time of blogging, my most read article has been Jesus’ Thoughts on “Heaven Tourism” (if you’re not familiar with this term click here). So much so that it has been read twice as many times as any other. It has also been my most controversial. I return to the topic today because […]

How to Choose a Job

I’m reading through The Gospel at Work as part of my church’s weekly Mens Morning Study.  This weeks chapter was on How Should I Choose A Job?   This is a topic I haven’t put much thought into.  Until now.  After the study, I had time to reflect and consider what I would say if someone asked me for […]

God’s Will for You

While reading through 1 Thessalonians with my 2017 Bible Reading Plan, I was impressed by how clear the author reveals God’s will for our lives.  This stands in stark contrast with how many in the church today live, even my self at times.  Often, we hear our friends, family, or ourselves, say “I don’t know what […]