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Philippines Relief Efforts

In the weeks following Typhoon Haiayn, a super typhoon that killed thousands and has left hundreds of thousands displaced, Foursquare has been assisting in the relief effort with boots on the ground. There are 1900 Foursquare churches in the Philippines with 45 in the island of Tacloban, the hardest-hit area. On December 1, we shared […]

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On Mother’s Day…

At the age of sixteen, my mother lost her mother. For that reason (and because I had a bad view of God back then) I also feared losing my mother when I was sixteen. Mercifully, God blessed me with 37 years beyond sixteen to enjoy life with my Mom. I had many more birthdays and […]

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What’s in the Pastor’s Office Now?

If you ever walk through my office at church you are likely to notice an interesting assortment of objects on my bookcase. For example, you wouldn’t expect to find a Warren Buffett bobblehead, now would you? A recent addition is an old glass insulator from a telephone pole. Most of the objects have some kind […]

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Jesus on a Jet Ski?

Our family has just returned from a very fine vacation to the east coast. Our farthest destination was Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. One of the most fun things we did was jet ski! We rented two jet skis and all but one of us enjoyed an hour of doing wide […]

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Motherhood & Margaritas!

Maybe you read the story out of Texas this week of the young mother who was jailed after allegedly leaving her 2-year-old in a hot car while she was inside a restaurant drinking chilled margaritas. Jessica Christian was charged with child abandonment after police say she left her young son in the car with the […]

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Character Assassination of God

We are accustomed to character assassination. The media loves to jump on a rising star (particularly a conservative who aspires to public office) and find serious flaws in their character or life. In this world, there is NO ONE who has their character assassinated more than God. He is accused of delighting in causing suffering […]

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In Fearful Times, God is Still Faithful

Today we remember a terrorist attack ten years ago, on U.S. soil, which culminated in the death of 2,996 persons. Though the sights and sounds and emotions are still vivid in our memory, these are not so different from the memories of countless generations before us. Eighty years ago this week, a baby girl was […]

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Six Thousand and Thirteen Fallen

SIX THOUSAND THIRTEEN FALLEN (as of 5/26/11) These are not just numbers but individuals who had families and friends; individuals who had bodies that were healthy and strong and brave.   These are souls who Jesus died for, and who are now in eternity.   These are our American military casualties of the past ten years, from […]

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“Mothers”

Finally {mothers} “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice.  And the God of […]

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Rethinking our Cell Phones

Are you old enough to remember the days before cell phones?  Contrary to popular belief, life was survivable.  I’ve had to remind myself of this the past month, since Waukegan instituted its Cell Phone Ban for Drivers.  I’m certainly re-thinking, before I flip open my phone while driving, lest I be ticketed and fined.  Maybe […]

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