Category Archives for Brokenness and Wholeness

Let’s talk about mental health

The stimulus for this post is the Bell Let’s Talk campaign which is intended to encourage people to talk about mental health. When I was a young pastor I battled depression, although I wouldn’t have had the words to describe … Continue reading

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25. January 2017 by Wisdom Hunter
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Birthdays and anniversaries

I will never think of my birthday the same way again. Tomorrow my love and I will host a family gathering to celebrate the April birthdays in our family. Bethany, Carmen, Dunovan and I all have birthdays within a four-day … Continue reading

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22. April 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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Brrrrr! It’s cold out there!

Today I went cross-country skiing by the shore of beautiful Lac Forget in the Laurentians. Marion and I were on a weekend getaway at a chalet near Mont Tremblant with as many of our children as were able to join … Continue reading

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13. February 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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Coldest Night of the Year

I remember when I first heard about Jericho Road Ministries from its founder, my friend Ray Desmarais. A compassionate man with a big heart for the hurting and homeless, Ray wanted to do something practical to help. Over the years, … Continue reading

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01. February 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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Love is stronger than death

I recently heard the inspiring story of a boy named Sagan and his friends, a group of former slumdogs in India whose lives were changed forever when they were rescued from desperate poverty through child sponsorship in Gospel for Asia’s Bridge of … Continue reading

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08. February 2015 by Wisdom Hunter
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It’s cold out there

It’s cold out there.  The past week, temperatures in Ottawa have been below -20°C all week long. Earlier in the week they dipped below -30°C. Yesterday I took a break from work and went out for a walk at noon. … Continue reading

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25. January 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Justice, Faith and Suffering, Neighbourhood, Servanthood, Social Commentary, Transformation | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s cold out there

The wedding feast

Last Saturday my oldest son, Joe, married the love of his life, Carmen. For me this was cause for great joy. I was delighted for Joe. He looked so thrilled as he waited for Carmen to walk down the aisle. … Continue reading

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27. September 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Eschatology, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Protected

I was riding my bike along the Rideau River cycle path, pedaling through familiar parkland, on the last leg of my half-hour ride home from work.  The river was on my right, partly obscured by a narrow strip of wooded … Continue reading

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26. July 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Sports, Faith and Suffering, Reflections on Life, Testimonies | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 comments

Neighbourhood Worship Nights

As Marion and I have sought to listen to the Holy Spirit, we sense that the time has come to open our home every second Tuesday for an evening of worship. Our living room is not all that large, and … Continue reading

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10. June 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Eschatology, House of Prayer, Neighbourhood, Transformation, Worship | Tags: , , , | 3 comments

Tragedy in Boston

By now almost everyone has heard of the terrible tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon yesterday, in which two bombs killed three people and injured many others. Among the dead was an eight-year-old boy who had been waiting … Continue reading

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16. April 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Suffering, Reflections on Life, Servanthood, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 comments

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