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Self-Quarantine or Quarantine Self?

May 4, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
I was recently on a massive conference call with over 2000 Christian leaders across Canada. People shared words of wisdom and revelation providing great inspiration and hope. During this time, one Christian leader stated, “I believe God is calling His church to not just self-quarantine but to quarantine self in…
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Final Frontiers

April 2, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
This year I turned sixty-one years old. I am very different than I was in my twenties and thirties. I have matured; I am a little more self-aware and I hope a little more kind and gracious. However, I recognize that God is still chipping away at some areas of…
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Fast Food Spirituality

March 3, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
This past summer I spent a few days with our District Superintendents (DSs) in Quebec. During this time, one of the things I quickly became aware of was the way meals are presented and enjoyed. Food in Quebec is an experience. It is viewed as an opportunity to linger long…
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Outstretched Arms

February 4, 2020 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
As I write this article, I want to be very sensitive to the reality we are facing in our society. I have a reputation of being a hugger, and it is true. Offering a caring embrace is one of the ways I express my love, value, and affirmation to those…
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I Spy

January 7, 2020 | 2 minute read

David Hearn
The other day I was driving with my youngest grandchild in the car and she invited me to play a game of “I Spy.” The idea is to find something in your immediate surroundings and provide only the colour of the object to the other player. You say, “I spy…
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The Widows of Mosul

December 3, 2019 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
Salome* is a thirty-five-year-old Muslim widow with four children, living in Mosul, Iraq. One of her two boys is handicapped and both of her girls, one of them (4 months) and the other one (18 months) died of starvation. You can see the anguish in her face as she shares,…
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The Bride

November 20, 2019 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
The day was amazing! The wind swept lightly over a golden Alberta wheat field that was the backdrop to our youngest daughter’s wedding this past September. Friends and family from all over the world (literally) had gathered to celebrate this moment with Emily and Philip. I linked her arm in…
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We are Destined to Soar!

October 1, 2019 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
A few months ago, a daring lifelong dream of mine became a breathtaking reality. I jumped out of an airplane at 3,000 meters in a tandem skydiving adventure! Within a few seconds, I accelerated to over 200 kilometers per hour; the force of the wind pushed violently against my body,…
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Spiritual Renewal: Therapeutic or Missional

September 4, 2019 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
I love to run. In fact, it is often as I am running that I hear the voice of God most clearly and powerfully. I find myself captivated in praise and at times so enveloped in the presence of Jesus that I am overwhelmed with emotion. However, in these moments…
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Healthy Agnosticism

August 1, 2019 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
A few days ago, I sat by a grave marker that is now over 30 years old. The inscription is faded, but you can still make out the name, Daniel James Hearn. Our son was born very preterm at 28 weeks and only lived 30 hours. I remember holding him…
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