During our recent visit to Calgary I had the good fortune to drop in on my friend Dave and his lovely wife Noelle. If there were ever two generous and good people these would be them. They love to welcome you into their beautiful home set on a man made lake in Calgary. You can walk out from the back of the house down the steps right to Dave’s dock. The lake, stocked with trout, attract many water birds and other animals.
On the day of my visit I watched an Osprey dive from the sky and grab a trout only to be pursued by another Osprey wishing for the meal to be shared. There were ducks and loons swimming about giving you the feeling you were somewhere in northern Ontario.
Dave and I met at Rotary in Calgary and after many conversations and more than a couple of golf games Dave came to a place where he felt he wanted to experience the peace of God for himself. I’ve watched Dave grow in his awareness of God and he’s never without questions – he’s a naturally inquistive man – and each time we meet I sense God is leading him along life’s bumpy road.
Dave is a great gardener and a lovely story teller. When we had General Gowans in Calgary in 2006 we took the Gowans to have lunch with Dave and Noelle in their lovely backyard.