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Complex Beauty

In the middle of all the craziness of our Labor Day weekend, we slipped away to Promontory Point. Here, at this south Chicago outcropping into Lake Michigan, we got engaged on August 6. This time, Melanie Gingerich, also know as MG3 Photography came with us, along with our dear friend Kendra, her sister.  What a […]

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The Author of Direction

I was out pacing the hospital because it was a quiet day, and I needed to get my steps in to neutralize the effect of eating 1/2 of a caramel fudge brownie instead of 1/4 at the cancer conference lunch. My mind was churning as I crossed the second floor walk way and took the […]

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Fabric and Funerals, Flowers and Family, Finality and Photo Shoots, Finishes and Fresh Starts… Some weeks are packed with extremes. Good friends called to the ministry… good friends called to heaven.   Funeral plans in the middle of wedding plans… Marnell’s company picnic was today, perhaps the most beautiful day of the fall, with warm […]

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Beyond Gravity

This Labor Day weekend is not one soon to be forgotten by our church, and hopefully never to be repeated.  A week ago, we received word that a boy who went to our kids club for many years was tragically killed. He and his family were particularly close to one of my three friends on […]

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The Wrong Day

I am prone to worry. Two times recently I have been reminded of this.  First, we flew to Kentucky in a little plane to take in the total solar eclipse.  We met my brother and his wife and sons. My brother has been planning for the eclipse for the last six months. There were a […]

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