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Daniel Zopoula On Misconceptions about PTSD in Youth

April 4, 2016 |

Bishop and founding Pastor at the Miz City Church in Lethbridge, Daniel Zopoula has spoken out about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dispelling common misconceptions about the condition in young people. Zopoula is himself wounded and personally scarred by the circumstances surrounding his upbringing, but has emerged with both dignity and integrity. In spite of a modest background…

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Daniel Zopoula Highlights Importance of Community Unity

April 3, 2016 |

West African Pastor, author, and inspirational speaker Daniel Zopoula has shared a remarkable message of the meaning of unity. He wants modern society to embrace this idea as he believes it can help struggling communities survive and improve them for the future. His own humble upbringing in Burkina Faso taught him valuable lessons about the…

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Daniel Zopoula and Bridges of Hope Help Families

March 24, 2016 |

Founder and President of Bridges of Hope, Daniel Zopoula believes that poverty, inequality, and injustice have become three of today’s most important global issues. With over three billion people living on less than $2.50 a day and 80% of humanity surviving on less than $10 a day, it   is restricting people and the progress of…

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WISDOM FOR THE BEST HEALTH OF CHILDREN

October 21, 2015 |

WISDOM FOR THE BEST HEALTH OF CHILDREN The following information compares the nutritional value of sweet potato as contrasted with (refined) white rice, and the value of eating food in it’s most natural source, especially for children. Sweet Potato vs White Rice Sweet potato is an extraordinary source of vitamin A, white rice has none.…

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Just Hear Me Out!

October 17, 2015 |

Hear me out! Who told you that you needed their permission to BE? People Live in their own Myths. You live in yours, they live in theirs They pay their bills, You pay your bills Skip the Bull, Silence your handlers You’re on a mission, You have an assignment, Let Your Life Speak! This is…

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People, We Are Already United In Love!

October 10, 2015 |

I am no stranger to public accusations and smearing, but through it, Christ has done a work in my heart so that such disapproval doesn’t affect me the way it once did. I guest, when your life doesn’t belong to you, survival is not required! Our market-driven church culture is in decay. Our socio-political and economical…

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A Brain Response Called Post Traumatic Stress

October 9, 2015 |

Mental Illness Awareness Week is Oct. 4–10! – We are people helping people to support balanced living, sobriety & sanity through life altering experiences that maximize human potential to build a better world Creating a better world. For a starter, A World Without Stigma is a starter. This mental Illness Awareness season reminds us once more that…

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ABOUT

October 1, 2015 |

We are people helping people to support balanced living, sobriety & sanity through life altering experiences that maximize human potential to build a better world We unleash the worth and potential of individuals, families, couples, and businesses through experiential therapy, profoundly impacting the way people live, everywhere. We provide customized intensive therapeutic experiences and personal…

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Fall Political Fever in Canada

September 28, 2015 |

Pax Vobiscum (Peace Be With You)! Brothers and Sisters, I strongly urge you to exercise your citizen right on October 19th. So many people died for the right to vote.  Do not vote in the hope of electing a christian legislative body. You will be disappointed. Do not be driven by the Polls, you will…

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Four characteristics – inwardly strong–yet, outwardly focused Church

January 11, 2015 |

Four Characteristic of Externally Focused Churches Introduction Question: When was the last time you were really proud of what your church was doing? The Church an Emerging Minority The world no longer regards faith as central, the world does not share Judeo-Christian values and ethics anymore. The church may once have been the center of…

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Greetings – Christmas Day 2014

December 25, 2014 |

Nothing profound to say…Merry Christmas… Humbly, we welcome a new year of “Goodwill” to ALL people (inclusive). Christmas inaugurates the Goodwill of God, now come to humanity (Luke 2:14). When we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbour’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.…

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Ubuntu: We are all connected

December 25, 2014 |

Happy New Year! May this year be for each a season of “Goodwill” to ALL people at ALL places(Luke 2:14). I champion to deliberately find every excuse to extend the generosity, profoundly over-extending goodwill to ALL As the African Philosophy of Ubuntu teaches us, “I am what I am because of who we all are.”…

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THE CONDUCT OF A PASTOR

December 11, 2013 |

The Conduct of a Pastor …shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 1 Peter 5:2, 3 The Book of Pastoral Rule [1]…

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On Mental and Spiritual Sobriety

December 11, 2013 |

On Mental and Spiritual Sobriety – Musings I wonder if In the absence of a clear understanding (or revelation) of how God sees those people He so strategically placed in our lives, most of us (thru lack of patience which is a form of anger) mistakenly try to make copies of ourselves into the suffering…

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Refresh Seminar, Southern Saskatchewan District

May 21, 2013 |

    ACOP REFRESH SEMINAR NOTES FOR LEADERS

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November 12, 2011 |

It is not fair, it is not reasonable, it is not right. Where does all this come from? These are the fruits of sickness and dysfunction. These are the fruits of abuse and poverty. The question becomes … What do I do with what I have experienced? What do I do with what I am…

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Is silence the worst form of violence?

November 6, 2011 |

We hear people speaking about the “silent” treatment in their relationship. I wonder if you have ever experience the power of silence in creating drama, destabilizing relationship and fostering a culture of fear and distrust. The silent treatment can be a very destructive behavior when it involves personal relationships.  It breeds bitterness and anger on…

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Perspective

November 5, 2011 |

Perspective “People do not see the world as it is – they see it as they are. A leader needs a broader view.” From the movie Anna and the King “… Since our interpretations hinge on our expectations, beliefs, and values, our internal world is as important as what is outside – sometimes more so,…

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Helpful conflict management attitude Tip-2

November 5, 2011 |

Helpful conflict management “Conflict is not bad – badly managed conflict is bad – but worst of all is to deny space for conflict to surface.” Find ways to discover and safely discuss the “undiscussable”. Self management Practices Desiring to be at peace with people is a good thing Use conflict as an opportunity to…

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Helpful conflict management attitude Tip-1

November 5, 2011 |

Find ways to discover and safely discuss the “un-discussable”. Create space to see from another person’s point of view Create space to listen Create space to wonder Create space to explore Create space to discover Create space to risk Helpful conflict management “It is my intention to provoke your thinking.” “It is not my intention…

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Critical Carefrontation:

November 5, 2011 |

Critical Carefrontation: Self-management Practices Desiring to be at peace with people is a good thing Use conflict as an opportunity to serve others Encourage good practice by personal example Deal only with issues that are too important to overlook Overlook minor offenses Guard your attitude from negative thinking Helpful conflict management thinking “It is my…

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Under His Wing

November 3, 2011 |

While farming, my husband was out on his tractor in the field when he accidentally ran over a partridge. She was killed, but left behind was a nest with her eggs.  He thought the kids would enjoy seeing the nest, so he brought it back to the shop.  Days later, after having forgotten about it…

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Call Me Mara

October 28, 2011 |

We stand at the doorway of our child’s room, and tell him, “Clean your room.”  We know if he does all the great toys will be rediscovered. We know they will be taken care and not lost. We know there will be a sense of accomplishment and a lesson of responsibility learned.  We know we…

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The Paste of Life

October 19, 2011 |

Took time to muse about Professor Philip Zimbardo. Here he is speaking about how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. A very interesting commentary on our civilization. Please let me know…

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Podcast Test Post

July 8, 2011 |

This is only a test! The Podcast is currently being developed, and will be launched soon! Stay tuned. Click here to listen to or download the sample. To subscribe, use the RSS symbol to the right.

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Police raid Nigeria ‘baby farm’

June 3, 2011 |

  Police raid Nigeria ‘baby farm’ Police have raided a private hospital in Nigeria where they suspect new-born babies were being sold to traffickers. Police found the hospital in the south-eastern town of Enugu, when a 17-year-old girl escaped. Four people – two nurses and the hospital’s owners – have been arrested in connection with…

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Wait For It!

May 31, 2011 |

There is a rampant and exceedingly high deficit of patience on the hill where I live. This deficit seems to be easily exploited by an ever clever class of marketing specialists and I wonder if they are hiring our pshychologists to work on their behalf to exploit this deficit and profit from it through feeding…

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Traditions for a change?

January 1, 2011 |

Traditions… Because of our traditions, we’ve kept our balance for many, many years. And because of our traditions, every one of us knows who he is and what God expects him to do. – Words from  a fiddler on the roof: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRdfX7ut8gw&fs=1&hl=en_US] Hum…. I wonder what we might need to learn from the people of…

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Unedited Musings

December 28, 2010 |

Perhaps we need to understand something about the sanctity of each of our lives and each of our stories! Your life is both a message to be illustrated and a ministry to be manifested –  Your journey is but a microcosm of the macro story powered by the Almighty – I’ve been musing about the…

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Musings of the Soul

December 22, 2010 |

I need God’s grace; I crave His perspective of things below the heavens, and tremble when his presence becomes manifest. I wonder how to live close enough to  what is important and how to attend to what is most important to  the Lord our Father, without feeding anything that is not most conductive to elevated…

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Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2010 |

Christmas is here again, and with it, the memories and imagination of family, joy, sadness, grief, melancholy, Hope, etc. For many, perhaps the stress of consumerism and the idols our culture has immortalized might be too much to endure and one might be tempted to escape into the dark places; depression, resentment, confusion and isolation!…

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Just Musing about children

September 12, 2010 |

Every day, more than 24,000 children under the age of five die from preventable causes. What they need are things we take for granted: clean water, sanitation, medicine, food. What they deserve is to simply be a child, to be nurtured, not tortured, to be cradled, not crushed. $27 will provide 100 meals; $270, 1000…

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“Am I Not a Woman and a Sister?”

July 23, 2010 |

Rape after rape,  count seventeen children later as a result… This world has gone crazier than crazy. When I talk about this,  you casually tell me you are outraged! Let me ask you: ‘you  outraged?  that  ain’t  how outraged people show up!  that is not how outraged people talk, that is not how outraged people…

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From Despair to Hope – Amina’s story

July 20, 2010 |

Overwhelmed by her domestic chores and responsibilities which has become too much for her to endure, a young lady, Joliatta who is only 22 yeas of age decided to forcefully share her marital duty to her younger sister, Amina, 10 years old with her husband. Amina was living with her sister Joliatta in the town…

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I am thinking about you

July 20, 2010 |

Child, in 18 years you will understand that for twenty-seven cents a meal, I and all my friends have been investing in your life and that of many more! I am determined that this year, 100,000 children can receive the greatest gift anyone can give: a life with a future and a hope. For this…

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Thanks for caring – July 2010

July 20, 2010 |

Dear friends! Hello to all you who care for the poor. Once more, on behalf of the Bridges of Hope Ministry Team and myself, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for your continued commitment to breaking the yoke of poverty from the shoulders of children around the world. I just returned from a…

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