The Ministry of All Believers

Last week, I had a great experience one evening at the retirement home that is just across the street from my house in Evanston. Earlier in the day, I received a call from Brad Baillod asking for directions up into my neck of the woods, as he was going to...

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Summer’s Last Breath and New Beginnings

This is overdue. I realized that my last message and reflection was the day after the eclipse in August. Here we are, well into September, and this is my first weekly letter of the fall. I find it fascinating that it  is far easier to fall out of a disciplined...

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Holiday Reflection

I am not on holidays, at least not yet. Because of an odd bit of scheduling for a wedding, I am not officially starting my holidays until this Friday, August 21st. It means I am here in the office preparing for a wedding on August 5th and worship on Sunday,...

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Pentecost – God in the Midst of Crisis

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when through the rivers, they won’t sweep over you.” –Isaiah 43:2 I need to begin by expressing a deep sense of gratitude to everyone who came out for the yard clean-up and garden work to get the church grounds...

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Easter Proclamations – Disruptions

Easter Proclamations – Disruptions “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;” – Colossians 1:15 I can’t believe it is Thursday, and I almost let the week get away from me without sending out my weekly message. It’s a discipline exercise, really, and yet there...

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