One More Sunday

Dear Church, Don’t you just wish you could bottle up the joy and gladness of Resurrection Sunday and carry it with you all week long? I was uplifted by the power of the Gospel prayed, sung and proclaimed so much that I just wanted to stay...

He's Been Here

Dear Church, “He is not here.” (Matthew 26:6) Perhaps there is no more under-rated verse in all of the Bible. Those four simple words were spoken by the angel to the women in Matthew’s account of the resurrection. He is not here. Jesus is not in...

Good & Bad Branches

Dear Church, Eighteen hours and three minutes is a lot of time to think. That’s how long it took the Waterstone family to go from Bradenton, Florida to South Holland, IL. Keep in mind, we woke up at 2:30am (Chicago time), drove through Atlanta the day after...

DaRon

Dear Church, One of my favorite stories in the Bible is often times referred to as “The Man Born Blind.” It’s found in John 9 and here is the gist. A man is born blind and meets Jesus. Jesus tells him to wash in a pool so he does and instantly he...

Receiving Sight

Dear Church, One of my favorite stories in the Bible is often times referred to as “The Man Born Blind.” It’s found in John 9 and here is the gist. A man is born blind and meets Jesus. Jesus tells him to wash in a pool so he does and instantly he...