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When Times are Bad

Posted: Jan 28, 2014

I was the pastor of a growing church. I was liked, appreciated, and our numbers kept going up. But my world had grown very dark deep inside my head and my heart. I couldn’t see value in my work. I couldn’t believe people were really ...

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With a Wing and a Prayer

Posted: Oct 21, 2013

Alison went shopping in Whole Foods.  That was not a new experience.  Chicken was not on her list for purchase but chicken wings were on special offer so in they went to the shopping cart. On her way back to the car, Alison checked ...

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From Our First Century to Our Second

Posted: Oct 03, 2013

We had wonderful centennial celebrations.  Northern might be the fittest and most vibrant centenarian ever.  Many came together on our Lombard campus for two days.  We worshipped and gave thanks to God, laughed, reminisced, enjoyed ...

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Celebrating What God has Done

Posted: Sep 04, 2013

Alison and I have been many places in the US, but are often guilty of missing ‘fly over’ states, so we took a road trip west for our summer vacation.  We covered many miles from Illinois right out through Colarado to Utah and up to ...

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Being Loving

Posted: Apr 19, 2013

Churches have various reputations, and certainly not all good. (If everything was wonderful, why wouldn’t more attend and why would anyone leave?) Not many have the reputation of being loving. That seems so strange. We know God loves us just ...

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