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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 »

A Little Compassion

A Little Compassion

If you are reading this on a smartphone or a computer, you are among the rich of the world. If you had enough to eat today and more than one meal, you are among the rich of the world. If you have multiple pairs of shoes, if you have heat in your house or apartment, if you have access to a…   Read More »

Hope is a Big Word

Hope is a Big Word

Hope is a BIG word. Last Sunday, when our congregation was prompted to complete one of the follow phrases...             Because he lives, I can ________             Because he lives, I have _______…   Read More »

Because He Lives

Because He Lives

The resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything. Everything! Think about it: Jesus’ resurrection is the reason we celebrated Easter last week, but also the reason we worship together every Sunday. It’s the reason we sing, pray, hope, dream...and a million other things in…   Read More »

The Same, But DIFFERENT

The Same, But DIFFERENT

Holy week illustrates the incredible highs and lows of the spiritual life, of Jesus’ life! From the adrenaline rush of Palm Sunday to the settling darkness of Maundy Thursday, from the suffering of Good Friday to the unbridled joy of Easter Sunday morning: the whole Gospel…   Read More »

Ways to Walk - Holy Week 2018

Ways to Walk - Holy Week 2018

A couple of days from now, Palm Sunday will mark the beginning of Holy Week in the Christian tradition. There’s a quite a bit of competition for our time and attention during this particular week in 2018. First off, there’s March Madness, and the Loyola Ramblers (and Sister…   Read More »

Little Lambs & Salvation Week

Little Lambs & Salvation Week

Last week was salvation week in Little Lambs. One hundred fifty-nine children prayed with their teacher to invite Jesus into their hearts. #g2G Since I have been the Director of Lambs, these salvation week experiences have been the most humbling, exhilarating, challenging, and…   Read More »

I Like Billy Graham

I Like Billy Graham

Since Billy Graham’s death a few weeks back, I’ve found myself thinking of his life, ministry and career with a deepening affection and respect. Though I didn’t know Rev. Billy Graham personally, there are quite a few reasons why I like Billy Graham and have felt closely…   Read More »

Energy Transfer

Energy Transfer

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about anger in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. I concluded: “The words, ‘let your anger go’ are easy to type, but are so difficult to practice. A future post will consider some practical ways that could help us…   Read More »

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