July 30, 2018

Two inches of gentle rains in July! What a wonderful gift from God we received last weekend in this part of the world! 

Jesus didn't dwell on the weather very much (you can tell he was the son of a carpenter, not a farmer). Yes, there was the storm on the Sea of Galilee...

July 23, 2018

One of the great blessings of summertime is that it sometimes brings a slower pace of life and an immersion in the beauties of God's world, both of which provide an opportunity to think more deeply about our connection to God. Recently, I have become aware that I have...

July 16, 2018

Praise God, summer is finally here! 

As I've grown older, I notice that winter bothers me less and less. When the cold wind whips off Lake Michigan, when gloves and scarves once again become required accessories, I don't fret too much. I just bundle up and wait, knowing...

July 8, 2018

What? The Year Is Half Over? . . . Already?

Yes, it is. Last Sunday was July 1st and that marked the start of the second half of 2018. How did that happen? Where did the time go? 

Do we each dare to take a quick look at how well we did... or didn't... use the first half...

July 2, 2018

As we approach the birthday of our nation next Wednesday, I ask each of you to think about what July 4th means to you. When I was a young boy, our town just outside of Akron, Ohio, had a parade in the morning. I remember the creative floats, cotton candy, and snow cone...

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