Saturday Nights and Planet Earth

Saturday Nights and Planet Earth

Nature documentaries: you either love them or hate them! We love them. So much so that Becky and I have a unique ritual on Saturday nights to help us prepare for the Sabbath. A typical Saturday will find us putting…

Missions: I Can't Believe I Was Soooo Blind

Missions: I Can’t Believe I Was Soooo Blind

Our first church was in Balaton, Minnesota (population: 753). Balaton stands in a sleepy rural intersection in southwestern Minnesota, between Ruthton, Tyler, and Walnut Grove. Yes, the Walnut Grove of Little House on the Prairie fame. Our church was nestled…

Reflections on Four Months at EFCCL

Reflections on Four Months at EFCCL

Becky and I recently passed the four-month mark of moving to the Crystal Lake area to become the Senior Pastor and wife of EFCCL. It has been an eventful four months to say the least. Allow me a few reflections…

A Recent Visit to Our First Church

A Recent Visit to Our First Church

Last month, we were able to take a vacation out to South Dakota. What a beautiful state. We were also able to take our son, Ben, and his lovely bride, Ellie. We had a blast! (Dairy Queen, Badlands, a huge…

Fear

Fear

By all circumstances, it was a normal, quiet night in northern Michigan as I lay asleep in my room over the garage in back of my parents’ motel. The year was 1982. The night air was tranquil. I had put…