Category Archives for Brokenness and Wholeness

Playing to an audience of One

All of us play to an audience. This tendency to play to an audience – to do the things that we know will win us approval, applause and appreciation – starts very early in life. In fact, I am pretty … Continue reading

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22. March 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , , | 6 comments

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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06. February 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Neighbourhood, Social Commentary, Transformation | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Coldest Night of the Year

My friend Jim

I bumped into Jim (not his real name) a few weeks ago when I was riding my bike through Vanier. I consider Jim a friend, but I had lost touch with him and hadn’t talked with him in a couple … Continue reading

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14. September 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, House of Prayer, Intimacy with God, Neighbourhood, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , | 4 comments

Refined by fire

Yesterday Marion and I took some time to visit old friends. It’s been over twenty years since we first got to know Brian and Lynn. Their life was not easy then, and it’s still not easy. They have been through … Continue reading

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20. June 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Eschatology, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , | 4 comments

My life as an addict

I admit it.  I am an addict. I just can’t get enough of HGP. No matter how often I get a taste of it, I always want more. A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Hard Rock after … Continue reading

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11. February 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Eschatology, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , | 9 comments

What my Jewish brother taught me

Some of my best friends are Jewish. To start with, there’s Jesus. You know, the one they crucified so that you and I could be born anew into resurrection life.  He’s my friend. He’s Jewish. Oh, and then there’s Paul. … Continue reading

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12. January 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Brokenness and Wholeness, Eschatology, Jews and Gentiles | Tags: , , , , | 3 comments

Letting Jesus shine through the cracks

I grew up in a Dutch immigrant family.  When I was born, my family had been in Canada for only two years, and during the early years of my childhood, the Dutch identity was quite strong.  I grew up speaking … Continue reading

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27. November 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Jesus and the pain of Jamie Hubley

A little over a week ago, Ottawa was rocked by the suicide of fifteen-year-old Jamie Hubley, a gifted, outgoing, but also troubled teenager who had battled depression for years. By all accounts, Jamie was a compassionate, sensitive, caring young man.  … Continue reading

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22. October 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 comments

Keeping the flow clean

Recently when I was reading the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, I was struck by these simple yet profound comments about the human heart. But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this … Continue reading

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04. October 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Surprising answers to prayer

I am continually amazed at the variety of ways in which God answers prayer. For some time now, as our life group has been talking about reaching out to others with the hope of salvation, Marion and I have been … Continue reading

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13. August 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Evangelism, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , | 1 comment

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