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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Meaningful Eclipses

Yesterday I wasn’t in the office for not just one reason but two: a birthday and an eclipse. Both are rare events, although birthdays are far more common. My son Ian celebrated his third birthday, and those only come around once in a lifetime, even if we do celebrate birthdays...

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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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