C'mon, Dad, Just Show 'Em Some Love

Dear Church, March Madness?! Forget the brackets and office pools. How about nearly nine inches of snow on March 14 when we hadn’t had a legitimate snowfall since December! That’s March madness. You know what else happened on...

MRI Machines

Dear Church, I’ve never had an MRI before, so all I can do is rely on the eye witness testimonies of those who have had MRIs before and trust their opinion. From what I’m told the process is long, loud and confining. Again, from what I’ve been told, you are to...

Proud Pastor

Dear Church, We take liturgy pretty seriously at First Church, but my guess is that we rarely embrace the full depth of what liturgy is. Liturgy is not merely an order of service. It’s not just the run down from “Prelude” to “Postlude” and everything in...

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

Dear Church, What’s the saying? “Out of the mouths of babes”? A few months ago I took Willem to visit Don and Myrna Eytcheson after their son Barry had passed away. After some time visiting, I asked Willem to pray. Here’s how it went…

The Dead Still Speak

Dear Church, I met Jim Lagestee six or seven years ago at a Chicagoland Prison Outreach banquet. I knew the name, but I had never met him. He was at a table next to mine. He had to be in his late 70’s with white hair and tan skin. He was slender and...