Tag Archives for children

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
Categories: Brokenness and Wholeness, Faith and Suffering, House of Prayer, Testimonies | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Love is stronger than death

A tale of two young women

Today is my little girl’s birthday. Only, she’s not a little girl any more. She’s a young woman, a year away from university graduation. Two days ago a young man asked her to marry him, and she accepted. Bethany’s birthday … Continue reading

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21. April 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Dreams and Visions, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 8 comments

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

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

Why not tell all?

This is a bit of a different post.  It contains the text of a letter that I will be sending to Minister of Heritage James Moore, with a copy to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  The letter speaks for itself.   … Continue reading

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15. May 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Apologetics, Truthspeakers | Tags: , , , , | 9 comments

Jolly old St Nicholas

When I was a child, December 5 – St Nicholas Eve – was an important and tremendously exciting date on our family’s holiday calendar.   In the evening, we children sang our songs to Sinterklaas and put our wooden shoes by … Continue reading

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05. December 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Reflections on Life, Seasonal Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , | 2 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

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

A childlike heart

This morning at work I was showing pictures of our recent vacation to my colleague Dean.  Dean is a very devoted Dad who often talks about the activities of his four children.  His youngest is a toddler, about a year … Continue reading

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12. September 2011 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Faith and Relationships, Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life, Workplace | Tags: , , , | 3 comments

My little girl – all grown up

My daughter – the baby of our family – turned eighteen last week.  She was born the day before my thirty-ninth birthday.  I remember thinking, shortly after she was born, that by the time she turned twenty I would be … Continue reading

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27. April 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

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