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Be Alert!

April 6, 2021 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
My phone went off with that unique and piercing sound that immediately caught my attention. It was an Amber Alert calling the public to open their eyes and be on the lookout for a missing child who may have been abducted. When this warning signal sounds, we all hold our breath and pray for the safe return of the child. But more importantly, we immediately become alert, watching for any clue that…
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Slippage

March 2, 2021 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
In an effort to combat the COVID-19 blues, Agnes and I have taken up a new pastime – hiking. We discovered that the trails near our home lead to breathtaking landscapes. Our eldest daughter and son-in-law, who are adventurers at heart, often serve as the spark that inspires Agnes and…
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Designated Caregiver

February 3, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
It is official. I have a new title. I am now a Designated Caregiver. I happened upon this role by accident. I was told that my mom’s long-term care facility was in lockdown, which meant no visitors at any time! As I was trying to find a way to see…
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A Normal Worth Longing For

January 6, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
One of the questions that is at the front of everyone’s mind these days is, “When will things go back to normal?” We are experiencing a second wave of COVID-19 and many parts of Canada are returning to restrictions previously lifted. The longer the pandemic persists the more COVID cracks…
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A Shout-Out to Jesus

December 1, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
In the beginning stages of our house renovations, our neighbours were very curious about who we are and what our plans are for this home. A young man, a few doors down, took a significant interest in us and our renovation project. On one occasion he and his friend shared…
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Heart Renovation

November 2, 2020 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
“I hate this house!” It slipped out with a velocity and intensity that caught me offguard. I had just shifted the broken soffit so I could repair it and next thing I knew I was wearing an entire bird’s nest as feathers, dirt, and dried grass fell into my hair,…
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God is Singing Over You

October 1, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
Over the summer, Agnes and I began watching The Chosen, a television series on the life of Jesus. The reactions and expressions depicted by the actor playing Jesus are so raw and vulnerable that I found myself feeling a little uncomfortable. This is one of the most vivid portrayals of…
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Downsizing

September 1, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
It was a big decision. Agnes and I had been praying about moving for several months. God had made it clear that, with our girls all having moved out, it is time for us to sell our four-bedroom home and downsize to a compact home more sensible for just the…
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The God Who Sees Me

August 4, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
The news report was matter of fact. BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, stated there were two more deaths over the May long weekend. Information like this had become part of the daily routine of reporting deaths caused by COVID-19. What made this report different was that one of…
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Joy Awaits Behind Bars

June 4, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
It felt incredibly strange. I was visiting my mom at the seniors’ home where she lives, but I was not allowed to touch her or even get within 2 metres of her. The kind worker brought her into an open courtyard surrounded by a tall fence made of iron bars.…
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