Iceland: Land of Endless Summer Nights

*For ongoing updates of my trip, please follow me on Instagram: travisdoucette* Want to really mess with your internal clock?  Take a trip to Iceland in the summertime.  The sun never sets.  Ever.  The past four days I admit are a bit of blur but I wouldn't have changed a thing. We got in this …

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What Drives A Community Leader?

This past week I was honoured with a new award developed by our MP (Member of Parliment), Alex Nuttall as part of Canada's 150th Anniversary celebrations. The John Graves Simcoe Medal of Excellence was awarded to 45 recipients in the Barrie community who have demonstrated community leadership and positive influence.  People in the City of Barrie …

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Faster Than The Speed of Light: Barrie, Change and Missed Opportunities

I have lived in Barrie, Ontario most of my life.  In fact, I was born here in a building that has since been re-purposed for something else.  The house I was brought home to on Tiffin Street has been torn down, the government building that replaced it has come and gone as well.  I know …

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How To Understand The Bible :: A Short Guide to Biblical Interpretation

With the advent of social media, biblical illiteracy amongst evangelicals has become more apparent than ever.  Some may blame the decline in Word-based preaching from the pulpit, others pin responsibility on parents raising children in an ever-increasing secular-liberal culture.  Whereas both may play a role, at the end of the day we are ultimately the …

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