To Call Out From

Dear Church, I visited Alice Kats in the hospital on Monday. I walked into E417-1 at Ingalls Hospital to find Alice sitting up in a chair with a frustrated look on her face. “I did it again,” she said. Ninety year old Alice had fallen again and now this time had a...

Eye On The Ball

Dear Church, This past February I signed Willem up for tee-ball. At the end of the online form, I clicked the box “Would be willing to coach.” Fast-forward three months and now I’m running practices for the entire league. No kudos to me, it’s just...

Sitting Close

Dear Church, Last Sunday nearly fifty of our seniors were treated to a Glenwood Oaks lunch courtesy of our Care Deacons. Pastor Corey and I thought it would be a great time to bring back the old “Senior’s Dinner” when deacons would host our seniors for a time of...

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Dear Church, “Dad, I love animals and I love Jesus. But I love Jesus more, so I think I want to be a Pastor when I grow up.” These were the precious and honest words Willem shared with me this past Monday night. He’s changed vocational dreams from...

Feeling Inadequate

Dear Church, Last week I was asked to present a paper at the Academy of Religious Leadership’s annual conference held at the Hyatt Mag Mile in the city. ARL is an academic guild that puts out a journal every year, provides a network of leadership resources and...