Category Archives for Faith and Finances

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
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Community, Faith and Finances, Social Commentary | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Coldest Night of the Year

New Years Resolutions

I am not a big fan of New Years Resolutions. I haven’t made one in several years, that I can recall. It’s not that I don’t like making commitments. It’s just that I prefer to let the Lord lead me … Continue reading

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01. January 2013 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Finances, House of Prayer, Intimacy with God, Neighbourhood, Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , , | 8 comments

Resident aliens

When my son Simeon moved to the United States a few years ago, I was a bit surprised to learn that according to the United States Government, he was an alien. Even after getting his Green Card, which allows him … Continue reading

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01. December 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Eschatology, Faith and Finances, House of Prayer, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 12 comments

Seeds of life

Today Marion’s parents celebrated sixty-five years of marriage. A simple family celebration marked the occasion. Later, as we said our good-byes, I thanked my parents-in-law for getting married, pointing out that had they not done so, I could not have met … Continue reading

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04. October 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Finances, Faith and Relationships, Faith and Suffering, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , | 5 comments

Why we wait

Many of you know that my last IT consulting contract ended almost three months ago. Since then, Marion, Bethany and I have been living on reserves, and I have been waiting on the Lord for new work. There have been … Continue reading

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22. June 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Eschatology, Faith and Finances, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 7 comments

Another fork in the road

Sixteen years ago this month, I embarked on a new chapter of my life. Having closed the door on eleven years as a United Church pastor followed by a five-year adventure in church planting, I enrolled in business college to … Continue reading

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31. March 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Finances, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , | 5 comments

It’s only money

I was meeting with my financial advisor over tea and chocolate chip cookies one afternoon a few years ago.  Jim was also a brother in Christ and a good friend, and we used to talk not only about investing but … Continue reading

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29. May 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Finances, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , | 7 comments

What? Me, retire?

Sometimes it hits me that I am actually getting older. You too, eh?  Thought so.  The years fly by, and our lives rush past.  But what are we rushing towards?  Are we living with purpose, or just filling our lives … Continue reading

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30. January 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Finances, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

Jesus’ investment advice

It was the spring of 1998, and I was 45 years old.  After having spent almost 20 years of my life either pastoring or planting churches, my life had recently taken a radical shift.  I was fresh out of school again, a … Continue reading

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17. August 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Faith and Finances, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Money – blessing or curse?

Someone once asked John D. Rockefeller, a multi-millionaire industrialist of a past generation, how much wealth was enough.  His famous reply? “Just a little bit more.” In his day, Rockefeller was one of the richest men on earth. He was also … Continue reading

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17. March 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Faith and Finances, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 comment