Foundations

Well, our house is really starting to come together.  It had been a few days since we had stopped by to see how the remolding was going.  The basement is framed in and all the new drywall is up.  Before to long, we are going to be ready to paint....

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Let’s Face It

It was great yesterday night to have our community group over at our house.  Because of the craziness of our summer schedules, we decided to take a few months off from our weekly meeting time.  Instead, we are meeting once a month for a potluck meal,  fellowship, prayer and lots...

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North American Christian Convention

It was great to attend the NACC this year.  Not only is it an opportunity to hear the ways God is working through the various ministries conducted by our churches, it is also a chance to worship beside brothers and sisters from all over the country.   Being a part of...

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Growing in God’s Garden

I’m not much of a gardener.  But that hasn’t stopped me from growing different kinds of herbs and vegetables out on my back porch over the last few years.  Even last year, when we lived in a second story apartment in Austin, I had two or three pots filled will...

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God’s Party

The other day I came across a story in the newspaper about a neighborhood in Chicago that has one of the highest concentrations of drug activity, prostitution, alcoholics, and. . .churches.  Huh?!  That’s right, Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood claims to have over 200 churches, with most consitrated on only two roads (Roosevelt...

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God Whispers

The other day I was driving around town and listening to the local public radio station.  They were reporting on a study that was recently published concerning Chicago’s suburban schools. They said that over the past 15 years, more minority students have moved to the suburbs. But the study showed that suburban black and...

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Starting Over

Coming in to the office today, I couldn’t help but notice how ‘green’ everything is becoming here in Elgin. It has been a long, brutal, winter and it is as if creation is suddenly coming back to life.Many of us have also been suffering through a tough winter of sorts....

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Getting Started

Wow! I cannot believe I’m actually doing this.  I’m one of least computer savy people I know, and I’m actually writing my own blog.  The Apocalypse must certainly be around the corner.  I also cannot believe that it has been over half a year since I became the minister here...

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