I Can’t Fix This

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I spoon-fed my mother the other day. It was a strange experience, and, to be honest, it was emotionally difficult for me. It served as a stark reminder that our roles have reversed. The one who cared for me is now being cared for by me. In November, my mom, … Read More

Oil of Oregano at 39,000 Feet

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A few months ago, while returning to Canada from an international trip, my wife, Agnes, and I missed our connecting flight in South Korea, which meant that our trip home would end up being much longer than we had anticipated. Feeling somewhat frustrated, we settled in for the extended journey. … Read More

Dealers in Hope

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The Rohingya1, a Muslim minority group in Myanmar, are experiencing one of the worst atrocities perpetrated on a vulnerable people group in recent history. The government of Myanmar is advancing a cruel strategy of ethnic cleansing. Over 800,000 Rohingya have left their homes and fled to Bangladesh where they are … Read More

When Failure is Success

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It was completely unexpected. During our revival tour of South Wales, we visited a small church in the community of Hanover. The congregation totalled roughly 20 regular attendees and the majority of them were born and raised in Wales. However, amid this community of faith was one family from Korea. … Read More

Suddenly…

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Airplane taking off

It all began as an amazing family vacation. All our adult children were able to join us in Phuket, Thailand for seven days of sun, adventure, and, a little bit of ministry. We were enthralled by the beauty of Phuket and challenged by the darkness that was evident in the … Read More

Waves

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One of my favourite TV shows growing up was Gilligan’s Island. Even now, decades later, I can still sing most of the opening song. “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. That started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship…the weather … Read More

Revival, Belts, and Watches

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On several occasions I have stated that I am a revivalist at heart. I am convinced that our lives, our churches, and our movement needs to experience daily spiritual renewal. The dead places of our souls need to come alive with the power and presence of God. With the nations … Read More

Icebergs and Intimacy

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Someone once said, “You can either live your life contemplative on the inside or compulsive on the outside.” Unfortunately, I lean more towards the compulsive outside than the contemplative inside. I am an activist and I am drawn to places where the action is. The downside of an activist is … Read More

Grandma Warriors

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It was a short text but the moment we read it, we knew our lives would be forever different. It read, “Sorry to do this in a text, mom passed away this morning!” Sometime in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 21, 2018, my mother-in-law, Agnes’ mom, passed into … Read More

A Kleenex Box and the Cross

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The rain was pouring down as I drove toward town with my eldest daughter, Jessica. Her nose was running relentlessly and there was not a tissue anywhere to be found in my car. She was deeply frustrated and asked, “Does God care enough to provide a Kleenex® box?” I was … Read More