- Winnipeg, Manitoba -
- serenade of sweet aspirations -
"Blessed is the man You choose and allow to draw near; he will dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, even of Your holy temple" (Psalm 65:4 MEV).
I was a young boy when Jesus spoke to my heart. The introduction to the faith began at Kildonan Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Brian Penny had donated his time and invited boys and girls to a youth group. The place was the historical Nesbitt Hall with the old stone walls from the 1850s. This was mostly a well-meaning way of sharing the gospel and opening the minds of teenagers.
So it was at the age of 13 that a young lad knew the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and received a marvellous desire to study the Holy Bible, which my grandmother had graciously and lovingly given to me.
He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He has hidden me and made me a select arrow; in His quiver He has hidden me (Isaiah 49:2 MEV). A most wonderful walk of faith, hope and agape love towards His glorious light ... with sweet aspirations.
Several years later, I was introduced to the
Spirit-filled experience at a non-denominational church. The date of my baptism is April 2, 1972 at Faith Temple with Pastor Ingrid Bergner, a prophetess. This was a Jesus People (born-again) anointing of love. More recently, a gratitude to Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn for authoring
Jesus Revolution about the organic expression: an eye-witness account from those wondrous days.
The one standing thread through these years was a given ability in written communications, grammatically speaking. Also, my Bible knowledge and understanding is most adequate. So, with the subsequent experience of working in Youth Services, Graphic Arts and Web Page Design: that’s the upscale of a journey of faith and thereby these pages.
Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits (Song of Solomon 4:16 MEV). It’s the wisdom from on-high that is my most precious inspiration and adoration.