Wednesday Compline Prayer

The peace of God be over me to shelter me, under me to uphold me, about me to protect me, behind me to direct me, ever with me to save me. The peace of all peace be mine this night + in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy [Read More...]

Wisconsin Winter Habits

60 above zero:  Wisconsinites plant gardens. 50 above zero:  People are sunbathing in Green Bay . 40 above zero:  Wisconsinites drive with the sunroof open. 32 above zero:  The water in  Hayward gets thicker. 20 above zero:  Wisconsinites throw on a flannel shirt. 15 above zero:  People in  Wisconsin have one last cookout before it [Read More...]

Midday Bible Study: Gospel 63

Does gospel preaching matter? This is a question that Peter answers. Here are his words, from 1 Peter 4:17: 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins [Read More...]

Inauguration Experience and Reflection

This post is written by my friend and graduate assistant, Chris Ridgeway, a student at North Park Theological Seminary, and an active worker in the Great Commission Ministries. He was at the Inauguration; I asked him if he’d think of writing something for us; his thoughts lead us to reflection on unity. Very nice. Anyone [Read More...]

Preserving the Old

Kris and I received from her grandmother a great chair. We eventually had it re-upholstered but it wore down, too. So, we took it to my basement study and it has been my reading chair for more than a decade. One of the chairs in our living room needs to be re-upholstered so we’ve been [Read More...]


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