Doug Blair

Biography

Resident of Waterloo Ontario. Married to Hilary. Father of Lauren and Jordan. One-time lawyer. Presently occupational health and safety specialist and shipper in heavy metal manufacture. Blogger. Poet. Photographer. Newsboy for Jesus.

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Books

Fundy's Echo
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Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
I have always enjoyed the contributions of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - the drumbeat of the Song of Hiawatha, the ever-hopeful lover's search of Evangeline the courage and character of The Village Blacksmith. This is a bit of an anthology, with a couple of personal items thrown in.
Body of Christ
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Price: Free! Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
Gospel poems hidden in a drawer for years until blogging began in 2008 and the thoughts came to the surface.
Churches in the Barrens
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
They plug in more and more program and hope that this expanded shoppers' list will attract more people. But this is not worship and waiting upon God. This is restlessness. What is the solution? What is it that hungry hearts truly need in and through their assembling?
Prayers for Anyday
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Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Be instant in prayer, in season and out of season. That's what we are told. But we hesitate and beat around the bush, and miss miraculous opportunities. Let us choose to be as simple and obedient as children. We will see the treasures of our God. Just pray.
Prayer at the New Year
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Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Fathom into the heart of God and help speak His initiatives into the Earth.
Mercy Surpassing
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Price: Free! Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
There is no telling who is ripe for salvation in the name of Jesus. Desperate situations are turned into glorious thresholds. Sovereign mercy melts a battered heart. Jesus becomes winsome and all-sufficient. Consider some "might not have guessed it" tales.
Betrayal! Beware!
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Price: Free! Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Jesus acknowledged in prayer in John 17 that the Heavenly Father had given unto Him as a following the twelve disciples, Judas included. What went wrong? Did he fall back? Was he never in truth a follower? Here is a little submission fitting in to the age-old dialogue on election and free-will.
Vigilante Walks Away
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Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
You might have guessed it. The Shooter walks. The burden of proof is just that strong. But out on the street, is he a different man? Will others ever forget the headlines? And what lies ahead?
To a Jury With the Vigilante
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Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
We now take the case so diligently worked by Inspector Marko before a jury with flashy defense counsel Chernik plying his craft for the benefit of Carruthers, the bereaved accountant with a shotgun.
Why Hearts Are Warmed
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Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Holidays / Christmas & Advent
The mention of Christmas gets the blood rushing. Family. Gifts. Music. Lights. Festive Meals. Worship. Wonder. But for many the focus is a day, not a hope for the rest of the year. Truly, phrases like "peace on earth", "joy to the world", "brotherhood of man" ring hollow without an understanding of the gift of God in Jesus. We come to realize that a glorious man from Heaven has become our shelter.
Vigilante Virus
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Price: Free! Words: 720. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A microscopic look at police procedures, mushrooming violence in the city and the terrible temptation of citizen justice.
Dusty Old Prophets
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Price: Free! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophets
They still carry most relevant messages. A friend once told me how he loved to search the scriptures for whispers of Jesus in each book. Each book I asked? An honest study of the prophets bears out the wonderful consistency of the message of redemption and God as rescuer. Let us journey briefly together.
Already Been Said
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Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
Preachers are tired. Called upon to do everything. Running out of formulas and, sadly, out of material. There is a simple solution perhaps, and it is grass-roots. It calls for investment from the parishioners in the true Commission, and not simply with their cheque books. Many minister. Personal Bibles again become trusted friends. New lights come on. A community outside ventures in.
The Healing Comes
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Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
At a time of health crisis in the family I found myself being exposed to two different types of messages of hope. One said "Submit to the sovereign purposes of God as the refiner's fire does its work". The other said "Scripture is full of the promises of healing and victory; stand on them"! Can the two be reconciled? Can we trust and walk away whole?
Toward the End
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Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Another package on Bible prophecy? Really? But this one does not carry with it the panic of contemporary banter, or the lust for the sense of power in supposedly knowing how all things will play themselves out. Remember that a loving Heavenly Father remains in charge and His Son intercedes for us. Now, let us consider some signs...
The Fighting Chance
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Price: Free! Words: 9,940. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
Do we approach topics of spiritual warfare with balance? Many Christians seem almost entranced by messages of victory. Hard times come. Reproach is experienced for His name's sake. We crash in confusion and disillusionment. It need not be so! We are indwelt by the Spirit of the Lord. He will show us Christ and the power and the anointing available to keep us strongly and wisely in God's agenda.
Looking to the Shepherd
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Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
The Keeper of the flock goes before His charge into all eventualities. His love, dedication and courage are beyond question. He knows the nature of his sheep, their needs and wanderings. Scripture often raises this beautiful image. Psalm 23. Ezekiel 34. Matthew 25. John 10. Let us examine, through poems and commentary, this wonderful shepherd and His capability and compassion in the light of Jesus
Bended Knee and Breathless
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Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
Purposes of prayer in a locked tight age. Lights turned on through poems, short stories and commentary.
Church on the Hoist
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Price: Free! Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Do you desire to see more of Christ in your assembly and less of men and tedious program? Consider the experience of a couple of spirit-hungry churches. They could be like the ones just around your corner, with the Lord, in his sovereign will, about to break something open. Something like revival.
Nativity Rhymes
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Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
A collection of heartfelt poems and stories on the hope and promise of Christmas.
All Roads Are His
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Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / New Testament
A booklet of poems and thoughts on encounters with Jesus, then and now. Many have found the comfort, rescue, healing and assurance that only the Saviour, Son of God, can provide.

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Smashwords book reviews by Doug Blair

  • With A Heart Like That on Dec. 25, 2012
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    Friend, your poem of Grace is masterful. I offer a corresponding trinket: Burden of Zechariah I have borne With their starch And their sad, stiff rebellion I have watched As they mimicked All the godless around. Yet I say, Now’s the time To descend to their rescue And to lift As my Spirit Of grace now is found. They will weep As they see It was I they had wounded They will weep With new eyes As they own now their sin. But the fountain Has come to Remove all uncleanness Yes, the fountain Of grace ‘Tis their joy to dive in.