Why We're Excited about EFCCL

Why We’re Excited about EFCCL

As we move through this summer, Becky and I have a growing anticipation for coming to the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake. Lord willing, we will begin our journey together—with you—on October 6. In the meantime, let me share…

Being Informed vs. Being Wise

Being Informed vs. Being Wise

A Confession I have a confession to make—I like CNN and Fox News. A fun evening, in my book, could easily consist of a good comfy seat, a bowl of popcorn, a cold Coke, and a dose of Bill O-Reilly…

WANTED: Heroes . . . Dead or Alive

WANTED: Heroes . . . Dead or Alive

We desperately need heroes in our lives—to motivate us, encourage us, and stretch us. Unfortunately, heroes are in short supply these days. Fortunately, heroes don’t have to be living to be of use. I have some living heroes, who are…

A Daddy Marries off His Daughter

A Daddy Marries off His Daughter

Well, I’m about to embark on an event that many have before me—but it’s a first for me! I’m marrying off my little girl this week, my Stacy Joy. A few moments ago, she came up to my den and…

Worshiping God in Saudi

Worshiping God in Saudi

As you may know, Becky and I came to Saudi Arabia to fill in for a full-time pastor, who is on his summer break. Officially, we are the “interim pastor and wife” for a Protestant Fellowship in the month of…