This morning I received a message from one of our sons. He was up early and preparing for work. He works in oil in west Texas but up until recently he was a police officer. A few years ago he was called to a home where an unspeakable tragedy occured. It was a horrifyingly sad […]
Yesterday I preached at Bethel Church. In the afternoon I drove over to visit my parents. In the evening I told stories at Northeastern Baptist in Kalamazoo driving back through the night listening to a scary podcast. I arrived home and was greeting by fresh cookies so it was a good day. Just before midnight […]
In the late 90’s we lived in the village of Fremont, Michigan in the parsonage of the First Baptist Church at 515 East Pine Street. Our youngest, Hope America, was born in Fremont. It was the last place where all ten of us lived together under the same roof. Fremont is a small town about […]
Life is Hard If you have been around a few years you have already discovered that life can be very hard. I’m a Christian pastor. I believe the Bible is the word of God and I believe you can build you life on it’s truths, rightly understood. The Bible plainly explains why life is […]
Yesterday at Bethel Church we might have had the high attendance of the summer. You get the feeling things are changing. Summers are shorter. They don’t just feel shorter. They are shorter. Schools are starting sooner. Camps are shortening their summer programs. Last week the weather was even cooler, fall-like. Stores are stocked with school […]
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