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Black Friday

2019-02-22T10:23:29-04:00November 25th, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

It’s one of the most enigmatic days of the year. Yesterday, our neighbours to the south spent the day giving thanks for what they had. Today, vast numbers of them are out trampling over one another to get bargains on things they perceive they need (but probably don’t). The difference [...]

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Peace and unity

2019-02-26T16:28:58-04:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , , |

On Remembrance Day, we pause to remember and give thanks for those who have fought for our freedom – a freedom demonstrated earlier this week as our neighbours to the south voted in a presidential election. One of the things I have noticed in recent years, which was writ large [...]

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It Will Rub Off

2019-03-13T10:38:47-04:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

A show on television that I enjoy watching is “Canada’s Worst Driver”. Frankly, in my books, anything Andrew Younghusband touches turns to gold, because he has such a great sense of humour, but also a way of being poignant when the need arises. If you’ve not watched the show, the [...]

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God’s not finished with us yet

2019-03-18T15:43:59-04:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

I was at a family ministry conference last weekend, and among the many things I learned was a song – a song easily taught to a congregation, and especially to children. It has a fantastic message: Create in me a clean, clean heart. Create in me a work of art. [...]

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Sufficient Evidence

2019-04-04T09:47:08-04:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

There’s a lot of excitement among Toronto sports fans these days. By the miracles of good playing and better mathematics, the Blue Jays secured a one-game wild card playoff against the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week. The two teams were very evenly matched, as is evidenced by the fact that [...]

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Jesus is in the house!

2019-04-12T14:54:37-04:00September 30th, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

There are many churches in Canada that are in decline. That’s not news. In my own denomination, congregations are closing at a rate never before seen. I am grateful that there are some in my own, and in other denominations, that are growing and vibrant. What do you suppose is [...]

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Changing seasons

2019-04-12T15:51:03-04:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , |

Yesterday marked the change of seasons in Canada. While the calendar said it was autumn, the weather certainly didn’t indicate any such change! But today shows signs of being cooler. Every time we see a change of seasons, I am reminded of these classic words from the Teacher, Qoheleth, who [...]

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Anonymous comments don’t edify

2019-04-16T15:53:30-04:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: Passionately His|Tags: , , , |

You’ve heard me say it before: nobody gets too much encouragement. That’s axiomatic. Yet one of the most common ways to discourage a leader is through anonymous comments. (That’s one reason why so many blogs and news feeds turn off the comments section – people find it very easy to [...]

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