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Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes

My mom taught me that every good gift deserves to be met with an equally good thank you note. This is a noble rule to live by. Whether it’s a Christmas gift, a generous act offered over a birthday or special occasion, or a simple unexpected kindness, a thoughtful response of thanks…   Read More »

The SpringHill Way

The SpringHill Way

Spring into Summer Spring Hill Camp has taken over Elmhurst CRC this week and next, bringing boundless youthful and spiritual energy to our campus. Kara Hackert is our church’s point person to make this amazing experience happen. Kara has been an outstanding member of the ECRC staff…   Read More »

The Match Game

The Match Game

As a child of the 1970s, I loved watching game shows: The Price is Right, The Gong Show, The Dating Game (if parents were out of the room) and my personal favorite, The Match Game hosted by Gene Rayburn. Although the format of The Match Game has changed through the years, the basic gist…   Read More »

Energy Part II

Energy Part II

Where do get our energy? Where do we get our spiritual energy? Last time I wrote about how Holy Dissatisfaction is used by God to energize us on a daily basis. Holy dissatisfaction is a powerful source of energy; it burns fast and hot. It’s the equivalent of a sugar cookie or candy…   Read More »

Energy

Energy

Where do you get your energy? What motivates you get up and face the day? At a basic biological level, our metabolic energy comes from food, water, oxygen in the air we breathe and the sun. Thankfully, the days are growing longer, brighter, and sunnier (despite all the recent rain!) as we…   Read More »

Signs of Life

Signs of Life

Spring is my favorite time of year. I love walking around the neighborhood and being surprised by the daily changes of new life blossoming from the trees and flowering from the ground. Simply the deep green color of newly mown April grass is enough to make me happy, but there’s so…   Read More »

Good Friday, Bad Monday

Good Friday, Bad Monday

I grew up attending an annual Good Friday service at my family’s home church. My first, childish impression was that Good Friday was one time that church was scary. It took me a number of years of nervously sitting through these dark, contemplative services to understand the deeper…   Read More »

A Tradition Unlike Any Other

A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Jim Nantz’s voice gets a lot of air time during March and April. Jim and his soothing baritone voice famously head up the broadcast team for CBS Sports, which covers the March Madness of the NCAA basketball tournaments and The Masters golf tournament from August, Georgia. Jim begins…   Read More »

Practice Makes Imperfect

Practice Makes Imperfect

There any number of things that I practice every day: I put in at least a few minutes of drills on the piano and play at least a little bit of Mozart. I vocalize to keep up the high notes of my tenor range. I pick up a golf club at some point each evening and try to rehearse a proper…   Read More »

Seatbelts, Security & You

Seatbelts, Security & You

If you were at church last weekend, you may have noticed a security guard in the lobby watching over the numerous people moving in and out and through various parts of the church. Who would have thought that we actually needed an armed security guard to make sure that we could worship…   Read More »

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