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The power of blessing

My beloved wife celebrated her 60th birthday a few days ago. I’m not always the best at planning ahead for such events, but I have learned over the years that special days are important to Marion, and I have also … Continue reading

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02. August 2014 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Basic Principles, Community, Faith and Relationships, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

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

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

God’s hands

It has now been two months since my most recent IT consulting contract came to an end.  Since then, I have been on an enforced vacation. Well, of course it hasn’t all been vacation. There have been days that were … Continue reading

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31. May 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Intimacy with God, Reflections on Life | Tags: , , , , | 12 comments

Enjoying God

So, how do you feel about the title of this post? If you’re not sure, stop.  Read the title again. Then stop again and listen to your heart.  As you consider the possibility of truly enjoying God, what is your … Continue reading

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24. February 2012 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Intimacy with God | Tags: , , | 3 comments

Our Toyota Story

For some men, it would seem, life is really all about their toys.  And high on the list of toys is their muscle car.  Or their motorbike.  Or their truck. Of course, not all men feel this way about cars.  I know guys … Continue reading

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21. September 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Reflections on Life, Testimonies | Tags: , , , | 2 comments

But why would God care about little old me?

“You say God cares and that he looks after you.  But do you think he would do that for me?  Why would He care about me?” I will always remember the day Simon asked me that question. It was fourteen … Continue reading

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07. May 2010 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Reflections on Life, Testimonies | Tags: , , | 2 comments

The Shack

For our anniversary this year, my beloved gave me a copy of The Shack by William P. Young.  Some of you may be thinking “What, a book for an anniversary present?”  But after 33 years she knows me pretty well, and for me … Continue reading

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16. June 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Reflections on Life | Tags: , | 13 comments

God is a good father … who sometimes says No

One of the hardest parts of being a Dad is saying No.   Having raised four children (Bethany, the youngest and the only one left at home, is now 17) I can say that I always wanted to give my children whatever they … Continue reading

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23. May 2009 by Wisdom Hunter
Categories: Intimacy with God | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on God is a good father … who sometimes says No