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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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What I want for my grandchildren – and for you

This morning, Marion and I got to see Sophie, Livie and Maddie Rose – our three Kansas City cuties – opening the Christmas gifts that we had ordered for them. The wonder of video technology made it possible for us … Continue reading

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25. December 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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Knocking on heaven’s door

This morning at church, I did something perfectly ordinary. I left my seat and stood in the aisle to let Grace pass by so that she could sit with her older sister and her parents. We had just finished singing three beautiful … Continue reading

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23. October 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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My dream date with Justin Trudeau

A few nights ago I had a dream. It wasn’t one of those confusing dreams that you can only half remember. The main lines of it were crystal clear. In my dream, I was at some sort of public event … Continue reading

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07. August 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Dreams and Visions, Faith and Politics, Intercession | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Summer Reflections

In the coolness of a summer morning, I sit outside and sip my coffee and take in the beauty all around me. A quiet breeze rustles the leaves of the majestic maple in my neighbour’s yard. Wind chimes hint of faraway … Continue reading

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03. July 2016 by Wisdom Hunter
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What is in your hand?

Satan wants you to think about what you don’t have and what you can’t do. God wants to you think about what you do have and what you can do.  This gem of practical wisdom came to me many years … Continue reading

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01. July 2016 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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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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Now is the time

Yesterday Marion and I buried her father, Blake Denyes, who passed into eternity one week ago today. Most of the family was able to be present for the time of leave-taking. Our son Simeon made it home from Kansas City, … Continue reading

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01. November 2015 by Wisdom Hunter
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One thing remains

Marion and I were married in 1976. Our wedding – which we planned ourselves – was full of prophetic themes although I barely understood them at the time. Like many church weddings, our wedding featured these well-known verses from 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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01. July 2015 by Wisdom Hunter
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