After leaving the land of Oz in the South, I now call the Great White North home. I’m called to be a disciple of Jesus, a husband, a dad of 3 beautiful girls and a pastor who is currently living in Calgary. I’m a lover of cultures, food, the occasional cold brew, a bookworm, an avid sports fan, and I’m slowly learning the banjo!
My name is Dave. This is my blog. It’s a place for my musings on culture, food, books, theology and what it means to plod along in ministry for God’s glory.
The name of the blog ‘ablēgāre‘ comes from the Latin which means
- to send off or away (on a mission).
- to remove, keep at a distance, banish, send into exile.
I believe these definitions speak volumes to the Christian life…
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. ~ Jeremiah 29:7
We all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most humane, is still soaked with the sense of ‘exile’. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
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