Happy Times in Sugar Grove

Posted by on 6.22.14 in Churches, Chicago, Preaching

A lot can happen in six years.That’s what I discovered when I preached at Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove, IL.

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Hello from Chicago!

Posted by on 6.21.14 in Personal, Chicago, Keep Believing Ministries

We’re in Chicago for a Keep Believing board meeting.

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Happy Birthday, Cliff!

Posted by on 2.1.14 in Personal, Chicago, Keep Believing Ministries

90 years is a long time to live.

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Loosening the Dirt

Posted by on 6.2.13 in Radio, Personal, Chicago, Tupelo

Two weeks ago when we flew to Chicago, I got a message from Chris Fabry asking if I would appear on his radio program to talk about the Moody Pastors Conference and whatever else was on my mind. It turned out that we discussed many personal things, mostly centering on how the Lord led us from Chicago to Tupelo to Dallas and how our lives hav…

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Nick’s Story

Posted by on 9.5.11 in Devotional, Churches, Personal, An Anchor for the Soul, Evangelism, Chicago, Keep Believing Ministries

“I stole soap from Walgreen’s so I could wash myself at a fire hydrant.""I lived in my car near Humboldt Park until I was arrested.""I don’t remember much about my 20s because I was on drugs the whole time."When the police arrested him, he was put in jail for 30 days. Sometime during that period he fo…

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Chicago!

Posted by on 6.16.09 in Chicago

A friend from Tennessee sent a message saying that she and her husband are going to be in Chicago for a conference later this month, and could I give them a few recommendations on places to see, things to do, and favorite Chicago restaurants?Happy to oblige. The only I should add is that my friends will be staying downtown and will only be in…

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Preaching This Sunday in Elmhurst

Posted by on 2.3.09 in Travel, Chicago, Keep Believing Ministries

This Sunday I will be speaking at the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church in Elmhurst, IL for the closing service of their annual Missions Emphasis. This year’s theme is “Our God Reigns.” A few months ago they moved to their new location at 155 W. Brush Hill Road, next to Roosevelt Road in Elmhurst. They have two morning worship se…

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Chicago Hope Academy

Posted by on 4.21.08 in Current Events, Chicago

Last night’s final episode of Oprah’s Big Give featured Chicago Hope Academy, a Christian high school on Chicago’s West Side, founded by Bob and Tina Muzikowski. I remember when Bob showed me the building they were renovating for the school. It seemed like such an impossible dream—and apart from God, it w …

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Tupelo Weather Report

Posted by on 12.11.07 in Personal, Chicago, Tupelo

I’m writing this note to our many friends in Chicago and throughout the Midwest who are suffering through a very difficult weather situation. Stay safe, stay warm, and stay inside. What else can you do?Here in Tupelo the temperature right now is 72 with bright, sunny skies. I think we’re going to cancel school s …

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Posted by on 7.9.03 in Personal, Biking, Chicago

11:53 PM Earlier this evening Marlene and I went to Cucina Paradiso, a very fine Italian restaurant at 814 North Blvd. in Oak Park. It’s a friendly, bright and airy restaurant, and although this was our first visit, I’m sure it won’t be the last. Recommended: the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, the bread pudding (a massive …

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