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Only To Be What HE Wants Me To Be

A simple chorus has been a source for thought during these recent days. “Only to be what He wants me to be Every moment of every day. Yielding allegiance to Jesus alone Every step of this pilgrim way. Just to be clay in the potter’s hands, Ready to do His Word commands. Only to be […]

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God Resists The Proud

Leadership is a dangerous responsibility – with the challenge of authority without authoritarianism, leadership without ‘lording it over,’ power without pride, shepherding with the temptation of only taking care of ourselves (Ezekiel 34:2). The list continues……. No leader has mastered leading, save Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd, the Chief Shepherd. (Remember shepherd […]

Glorify October 15

The Catechism Got It Right!

The catechism got it right!   “The chief end of man is glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”   So, how shall we then live?  How may the Triune God be glorified through my life?  Today’s hymn answers that question…. Oh, may my life be to Thy praise, O Father, In all I do may Thou […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise…..“ Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We’re returning back from a trip to the USA and have a multitude of things to give thanks for to God. After all, isn’t thanksgiving a God-directed holiday? The rest of the world can celebrate “Turkey Day” but I choose […]

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He Who Finds A Wife

Thirty-one years ago today, I stood with my bride at the front of High Park Baptist Church and there we declared our vows to each other before God and the witnesses who had gathered. “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favour from the LORD.” (Prov. 18:22) One of the many […]

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Forensic Pastoring

“Forensic Accounting” is an important type of financial analysis, where qualified financial ‘experts’ analyze the ‘books’ of a business and report what happened. In recent days I have opted to coin a term which I haven’t heard others use, but which I believe is essential in church leadership. “Forensic pastoring” is my own term to […]

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What Is Your Life?

We’re celebrating a special birthday with a special sister this weekend. Happy Birthday, Joyce! Honestly, it amazes me that all of my siblings are still living. Some families have journeyed a very different path. The various stages of life have been portrayed in many ways. Take “The Nine Ages of Man,” a poem I have […]


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