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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!

DNA

DNA

Summer is here and green and growing things are all around us. I can’t help but notice the colorful array of trees, flowers, and even fruit that each plant produces. God created such an incredible diversity of life! Looking at these plants got us thinking about DNA, you know, the…   Read More »

Jesus was a Refugee

Jesus was a Refugee

Jesus was a refugee. It’s a simple, objective observation worthy of consideration in today’s heated American political environment. Jesus was a refugee. Merriam-Webster defines refugee as: “One that flees; especially: a person who flees to a foreign country or power…   Read More »

Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing Is Impossible

This week Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church hosts SpringHill Day Camp. Our building is filled with children participating in Bible stories, skits, high-adventure activities, and tons of fun. I have said numerous times how much I love the sounds of this week: the laughter, the cheering,…   Read More »

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

While children are welcome to activities, worship, and just about anything we do here year-round at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, there’s something extra special about these two weeks of the summer in which this building revolves around children--almost exclusively. This week…   Read More »

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