Bad News & Good News

Dear Church, I sat in the library at the Holland Home on Saturday afternoon. Vern and Marion Churchill, their nephew Dan, his wife Shirlee and another family member who I did not know were with me. I went there completely underdressed having come right from...

I'm Scared

Dear Church, I took my five-year old son, Willem to the South Suburban College Men’s Basketball game this past Tuesday night. My friends, Ron and Diana Abnernathy, from church had been encouraging and inviting us to make a game, so I asked Will if....

Failure

Dear Church, Many of you know I went to Hope College in Holland, MI. Hope is a small Division III liberal arts school. Hope’s rival is Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. It is such a rivalry that at one time Sports Illustrated ranked the Hope/Calvin rivalry in basketball as one...

This World And The Next

Dear Church, I was given a holy gift a few weeks ago. Don Ryskamp had gone into the hospital after experiencing some trouble breathing causing him to fall in the bathroom. He was taken to Room 204 in the ICU at Munster Community Hospital. Pastor Rich saw him...

Devotions

Dear Church, I’m sure many of you have read or are currently reading through some sort of Christian devotional. If you’ve ever wandered through a Family Christian Bookstore, you would be shocked by just how many different kinds of Christian devotionals there are out there. There are...