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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 »

LAKESIDE

LAKESIDE

The staff on retreat this Thursday and Friday. We are spending some focused time on prayer, planning and fun!

Remember

Remember

The Memorial Day holiday encourages us to remember those who have fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. I have quite a few family members who served in the military: my dad, uncles, grandfathers, and nephews. But to my knowledge, I don’t have any blood…   Read More »

Fire and Power

Fire and Power

I love making fires and burning wood. When my family lived in Northern Michigan, we heated our home by tending a giant cast-iron wood stove in our basement multiple times a day. I took great pleasure in learning the art of chopping, drying, and burning hardwoods at just the right time for…   Read More »

A Grateful Guide to Mother’s Day…

A Grateful Guide to Mother’s Day…

At the heart of every good holiday is the spirit of gratitude. This is most obvious during the Thanksgiving holiday where the whole point is to be grateful to the One who provides for our needs, body and soul. This is also the case for the two biggest holidays in the Christian year:…   Read More »

Care and Prayer

Care and Prayer

One of the best things about being a pastor is that part of the weekly job description is to share the Good News through preaching and teaching. I also look forward to sharing good news (no caps this time) about what God is doing in and around Elmhurst CRC whenever possible. I am glad to…   Read More »

Mighty Lambs

Mighty Lambs

I regularly say that the best thing we do at Elmhurst CRC is Little Lambs. I don’t mean to diminish any of the other great things that happen around our community by saying this. I simply recognize that in serving the youngest kids in our community, we are creating positive spiritual…   Read More »

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