Sons and Daughters | the 4 R’s

Sons and Daughters | the 4 R’s

Last weekend, in the final week of the Sons and Daughters series, I pointed to the book Cleared For Takeoff as a resource that was incredibly helpful for Brenda and I as we navigated the challenges of parenting. The author, Wayne Rice, writes about the 4 R’s...
RESTōR.church

RESTōR.church

As the earth revolves on its axis and the seasons change so, seemingly, does my writing. My last two posts have been all about major announcements. So, today I’ll keep the apparent tradition…announcing a baby of sorts. No! While I can’t wait to be a...
NEW THINGS

NEW THINGS

Hello friends, In June, when my resignation as campus pastor at Granger Community Church Elkhart became known, (previous post) many of you asked about our future plans. At that time and for the ensuing weeks, I was diligent in my response:   “There are many things I...
We do

We do

A couple of weeks ago Branford Marsalis played the Goshen College Music Center and, since I purchased season passes for the music series at the college, Brenda and I attended the concert.  I enjoyed it. Brenda didn’t.  After 28 years of marriage our differences,...
Watching and Learning…still…again

Watching and Learning…still…again

Yesterday Brenda and I spent the day on Siesta Key enjoying the warm Florida sunshine. When we stepped out of the truck and walked to the beach chairs, we chuckled as both of us started coughing at about the same time. Not giving it another thought, we rested, read...

Friends – At Just The Right Time

At key moments I’ve had people come into my life, even when I didn’t know I needed them and often when I didn’t think I had any room in my life for more people. But there they were intruding, interrupting and turning me around and upside down. So...