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In the Flow, Part II

In the Flow, Part II

Last week I wrote about being “in the flow” of the Holy Spirit while drawing a comparison to a kayak carried downstream the power of a strong, pre-existing current. This week, I’d like to share a song on the same topic. I wrote it a couple of years ago while contemplating…   Read More »

In the Flow

In the Flow

I spent last weekend floating away on a spiritual high. This may sound a little sketchy, but my particular state of bliss was achieved through fresh air, clean water, a kayak, and the presence of two of my brothers-in-law! Each fall, I take part in a three day “guys trip” in…   Read More »

Incompatible Truths

Incompatible Truths

On Thursday, I listened on the radio to as much of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings as I could. I’m morbidly fascinated by this moment in American history. Disclaimer: This is going to be about politics for a minute, but I’m going to try to avoid getting political! As I…   Read More »

Just Like Jesus

Just Like Jesus

Years ago, I wrote a book of devotions based on the wild premise of being just like [King] David. The idea struck one day when I stuck my then-young kids in front of the TV and hid with a book and a Bible in my bedroom.  When I cracked open my Bible to the Psalms, these words from…   Read More »

Jesus and the Acronyms

Jesus and the Acronyms

Since the beginning of the Christian era, followers of Jesus have used acronyms* as a way of sharing and summarizing central tenets of our faith. The first of these acronyms was IXTHUS, the ancient Greek word for “fish.” Simply writing the five Greek letters (it takes six in…   Read More »

Second Spring

Second Spring

When my family moved to California in the late 1990s, we experienced some culture shock. People frequently asked what kind of accent we had. It seemed that no one liked to get up early in the morning. It was always sunny, and it never rained between April and September. Some of these…   Read More »

Newly Christened

Newly Christened

Christen, verb: to dedicate something (such as a ship) by a ceremony that often involves breaking a bottle of champagne. On Tuesday, I was invited by the good people at Ozinga (red-and-white striped cement mixers, purveyors of quality building materials) to help christen two new boats…   Read More »

Back to School Prayer

Back to School Prayer

Last week in worship, I asked all the students (pre-K through high school) who were about to start to school to stand. It was a lot of kids. They were then joined by college students and post grads. They were then joined by teachers, profs, school administrators, and staff. By the time we…   Read More »

Noticing

Noticing

The online reviews said the park was filled with a large number of homeless men. A couple reviews even mentioned needing to get security from the buildings across the street.  I confess, as a mom with three young kids in tow, I was a bit hesitant to go.  But, was I going to let a…   Read More »

DNA The Video

DNA The Video

Watch what's happening at Elmhurst CRC over the next several months... And your invitation to go deeper on September 9 from 5-7 p.m!

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