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Video clips of the late Rev David Cline

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This short clip wonderfully illustrates so much of what was celebrated at Rev David Cline’s funeral by his children Alva Cline, Anne Campbell, Janice P Hird, and John Cline. We give thanks for his wonderful humour, wisdom, kindness, and honouring of others.

The three Cline brothers (David, Fred, & Steve) are delightful to listen to in this short video with their humorous family stories. Did you know that Rev David Cline’s first sermon happened in a snowstorm when the preacher couldn’t turn up? His dear mom said that it was the best sermon she had ever heard.

You can see from this short video clip with Ric & Anne Campbell’s daughter Jane & her new husband Paul why so many hundreds of couples asked Rev David Cline to take their weddings. There was such a deep kindness and love that flowed from David, even as his health was challenged. What a blessing to end well, becoming sweeter rather than grumpier.

Watching a short video of Rev David Cline’s 90th birthday five years ago at White Rock Presbyterian Church brings back many memories, as many of those people were also recently at his funeral this week. In this video, Janice P Hird, James Hird, & Mark Hird lead the congregation in singing Joyful, Joyful. You can see various Cline family members like Alva Cline, Boyd Dun, Anne Campbell, John Cline, Karen Cline, Matt Cline, Lori Cline Flath, Jayme Cline, Erin M. Campbell-Crenshaw…

Such sweet stories in the short video clip with the Cline brothers sharing how they were called to ordained ministry. Vera Cline was key to David’s calling, and a prayer group after a Crusade was key for Fred. My question to Alva Cline, Anne Campbell, Janice P Hird, and John Cline is what they might want to add to this fascinating story.

Great reflections in this short video about their Mom Edna Bishop Cline by the four Cline sons. Alva Cline, Anne Campbell, Janice P Hird, and John Cline, What do you remember about your grandmother Cline?

Isn’t it great that Rev David & Una Cline were able to attend Jereme Doole & Rebecca Doole’s 2013 Edmonton wedding? Who do you recognize in the short video from the extended Cline Family?

Isn’t it amazing how God can bring such blessing on a family heritage? Rev John Cline, son of the late Rev Dave Cline, shares in this short video of how a humble Sunday School launched four Clines in ministry.

Rev David Cline’s 2016 Remembrance Day presentation on a short video

Memorable. This may have been the late Rev David Cline’s last public address, as he told a moving story of older Jewish people escaping the Nazis through a mountain pass. When tempted to give up and die, they were given young children to carry. All made it to safety. Similarly David Cline gave his last remaining strength to generously give to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to carry his family and place them in Jesus’ loving arms.

Rev David Cline reflects in a short video on the Greater Vancouver 1984 Billy Graham Crusade

Author: edhird

I was the Rector of St. Simon's Church North Vancouver, B.C for 31 years, from 1987 to 2018. Ordained in 1980, I have also served at St. Philip's Vancouver and St. Matthew's Abbotsford. My wife Janice and I have three sons James, Mark, and Andrew. I was the Past President and Chaplain for Alpha Canada. While serving as the National Chair for Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada, I was one of three co-signers of the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials http://www3.telus.net/st_simons/arm05.htm For the past 31 years, I have been privileged to write over 400 articles as a columnist on spiritual issues for local North Vancouver newspapers. In the last number of years, I have had the opportunity to speak at conferences and retreats in Honduras, Rwanda, Uganda, Washington State, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, and Ontario. My newest book For Better, For Worse: discovering the keys to a lasting relationship, coauthored with Janice Hird, can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Better-Worse-Discovering-lasting-relationship/dp/0978202236/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1535555614&sr=8-1 My sequel Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit, with a foreword by Dr JI Packer, is online with Amazon.com in both paperback http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/097820221X/ref=redir_mdp_mobile and ebook form http://tiny.cc/tanhmx . In Canada, Amazon.ca has it available in paperback http://tiny.cc/dknhmx and ebook http://tiny.cc/wmhmmx . It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook). Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form. Nook gives a sample of the book to read online: http://tiny.cc/vj3bmx . Indigo also offers the Kobo ebook version: http://tiny.cc/kreonx . You can also obtain it through ITunes as an IBook: http://tiny.cc/1ukiox The book 'Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit' focuses on strengthening a new generation of healthy leaders. Drawing on examples from Titus' healthy leadership in the pirate island of Crete, it shows how North Americans can embrace a holistically healthy life. In order to obtain a copy of the prequel book 'Battle for the Soul of Canada', please send a $18.50 cheque to 'Ed Hird', 102-15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4A 0A5. For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD. For more info, please click on www3.telus.net/st_simons/nsnews030.html

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