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Your One Sermon

October 1, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
One of the most significant influences in my pastoral development has come from listening to the lectures and studying the books of Eugene Peterson. He was a professor at Regent College when I was enrolled in a Master of Divinity program. I made every effort to attend each class he…
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A Call To Resilience – Hang On!

September 3, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
On an August day thirty-five years ago, my friend and I set out on a catamaran for a quiet float on a lake. Within 20 minutes of our departure, we noticed ominous clouds forming above us. The light breeze turned into a strong wind and the catamaran took off at…
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Safehouse

August 3, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
If you enjoy watching crime shows, you’ve probably heard the term ‘safehouse’ referring to a secret place of sanctuary used to hide people from a threat. The typical storyline for these dramas follows a witness, preparing to testify against an organized crime boss or some other powerful criminal, who is…
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He is our Peace

July 1, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
Serving as a volunteer chaplain at a medium security prison in the lower mainland of British Columbia turned out to be one of the most challenging and rewarding ministry experiences of my life. The prison was very diverse. The population reflected numerous ethnicities, backgrounds, and social-economic circumstances, and crimes ranged…
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Hesed

June 2, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
When I was in my early teens, my family borrowed a boat for the day from my dad’s friend. Excited for our day on the lake, we arrived at the marina with life jackets, sunscreen, and food. My dad’s friend had told my father that the boat might take a…
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Jesus Stood Among Them

May 5, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
Baby Levi, our fourth grandchild, arrived on Palm Sunday. He was a week early, but healthy and alert. He is so precious. However, my daughter and son-in-law’s well-scripted birth plan that they had spent months preparing, complete with a jacuzzi tub for the pain and soothing Christian music for the…
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Be Alert!

April 6, 2021 | 4 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 | 4 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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