Monday, June 30, 2003

Posted by on 6.30.03 in Biking, Churches, Personal

1:27 PM Had lunch today with Roy Patterson and Bruce Everhart of WMBI. They came to Oak Park and we had a fine time walking down Lake Street and talking together about Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway and how Calvary has made the commitment not to relocate but to stay in the village where we have had a ministry presence for 88 years. 1:22 PM…

Continue reading »

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Posted by on 6.11.03 in Churches, Personal

Groundbreaking Sunday is only 18 days away! The tent is on order and will be set up on Saturday the 28th. We’re borrowing a portable baptistry from the Rock Church to baptize 12 people that day. Lots of people will be bringing special offerings, including several folks who are bringing their piggie banks and loose change jars that day. Does t…

Continue reading »

Sunday, June 8, 2003

Posted by on 6.8.03 in Personal

The big day has finally arrived. Nick graduates from Oak Park-River Forest High school at 3 PM today. As I walked to church this morning, I felt a strange mix of emotions—happiness, sadness, excitement, and something else that I can’t quite define—something wistful about the passage of time. Several of the peopl…

Continue reading »

Saturday, June 7, 2003

Posted by on 6.7.03 in Biking, Churches, Personal, Sports

Took a long bike ride today, starting about 6:30 AM. Went east on Lake Street from Oak Park into the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Rode past the Rock Church and Circle Urban Ministries and thanked the Lord for the good work being done there. Followed the el tracks east past Cicero, Kostner, Pulaski, eventually got all the…

Continue reading »

Friday, June 6, 2003

Posted by on 6.6.03 in Current Events, Personal

This is the 59th anniversary of the invasion of Europe by Allied Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Have you ever wondered what heaven will be like? Check out this excellent collection of articles on heaven at Christianity Today Online. This is also graduation weekend at our house. David and Colleen Axberg arrived from Boston y…

Continue reading »

Monday, June 2, 2003

Posted by on 6.2.03 in Churches, Personal

Nice article in the May/June Chicago edition of School Sports on Caleb Fields, who attends Allied Force (the Calvary high school ministry) and just graduated from Fenwick High School. He plans to attend Northwestern University on a baseball scholarship, but that could change depending on the major league baseball draft, whi…

Continue reading »

Monday, May 26, 2003

Posted by on 5.26.03 in Personal

Memorial Day here in Oak Park is clear, sunny and beautiful. A perfect day for bike riding, for grilling out with some friends, and a great day for a parade… .  Mark called last night from Portland. He and Nick traveled 2300 miles from Thursday through Sunday. Nick flies back later today and Mark goes to Dallas, Oregon to begin his yout…

Continue reading »

Saturday, March 8, 2003

Posted by on 3.8.03 in Personal

Saturday, March 8 Back home and doing better after an emotional trip to AL to bury my mother. Going home to AL was a “wrinkle in time” where the past, the present and the future all came together for just a moment. It was a whirlwind trip, filled with many emotions, and a chance to see many people we had not seen for de…

Continue reading »

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Posted by on 3.1.03 in Interviews, Personal

I think I spoke too soon about being just “weary” from the trip. I came back with something like a mild case of the flu. Running a temp last night and today. I rarely get sick so I’m trying motivate my body back to health in time for the services tomorrow. About a month ago I taped five brief devotions for WMBI to use a…

Continue reading »

1 36 37 38