Within Earshot

“I CAN’T HEAR! I CAN’T HEAR!” As a family settled in together for devotions, one member wished to change locations. Seated comfortably, no one else shared the desire so the devotional time would happen where they already were. Determined to have their own way, the lone relative left the room. Though the answer was no, they presumed that the rest of the …

Job Postings

Updated: May 29, 2024 Here are four employment opportunities, listed below: The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) is hiring a permanent, full-time Production Coordinator for Hope Channel Canada (HCC).  This is a highly collaborative key role in the Communication team, ensuring that all production workflows happen seamlessly. The Production Coordinator will understand the role in relation to studio/field/on location work including, but …

When the Answer is ‘No’ (part 3)

We have a phenomenal idea that could only improve life. Who would dare to refuse a brilliant plan? Certain that He’ll bless our concept, we ask God anticipating His yes. Instead, He says no. What now? One reaction is to resent that our idea was rejected. Perhaps we walk away completely, washing our hands of everything. Never again would we dare to even …

When the Answer is No (part 2)

If the queen offered to build us a house, we’d probably accept before she finished speaking. Oh yes, please! She has the means and resources. I imagine her contact list is full of skilled craftspeople eager to please and impress the queen. Why say no? King David had a brilliant idea—to build a temple, a beautiful place for God’s Ark to dwell. He …

When the Answer is ‘No’

We try our best to bring fantastic ideas to life. Possibilities are outlined. Loopholes are patched. Any flaws, even the microscopic ones are found, then corrected. We think of answers for all potential questions to support our idea. We may even share the concept freely, in hopes of gaining favorable support from others. Being rejected is not an option when it’s …