History and a Lifelong Lesson

June 18, 2021

It was early in the morning of April 17, 1978 when Mary and I walked into our apartment on 1815 ½ Street, in Fort Wayne, IN. Actually, it was more like the middle of the night. Much to our surprise, soon after we walked up the very steep steps to our second-floor abode, the phone […]

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Glory to God… and Uninvited Guests

June 4, 2021

In a way that only the Spirit of God can orchestrate… we adjusted our plans. Actually, our sleeping configuration. The night was June 7th, 2020. Almost exactly a year ago. The pandemic was raging. Racial tensions at a boiling point. Economic uncertainty loomed. Political rhetoric was being hurled about with toxic results… but none of […]

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Dave Dunbar – In the Transition Zone

May 28, 2021

They called it Bikathon, and for me, the event provided a fitting crescendo to the end of another school year. I was a college Sophomore when I rode for the first time in May of 1975. Each class assembled a team of riders who had been preparing for the months that preceded the big event. […]

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Carpe Diem

May 21, 2021

Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. (John 6:15) He was about to go viral. His popularity was soaring. The campaign pledges were skyrocketing… KING! The miracle worker. The bread breaker. The fish multiplier. The brilliant teacher. […]

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Christine C. Currie 1/31/1979 – 4/23/2021

April 30, 2021

Tucked neatly in the closing verses of Acts 8 is a compelling and beautiful story. A gem, hidden between Stephen, the first biblical martyr, and the conversion of Saul. It’s the story of the Apostle Philip and a dark-skinned Gentile from Ethiopia. A nameless lost soul, on a journey home… with questions to be answered. […]

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Across the Great Divide

April 23, 2021

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ (Matthew 26:30–31, ESV) Scattered. While the disciples […]

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A Lesson For Clive. A Lesson From Clive.

April 16, 2021

Last Fall, Clive, a Portuguese Water dog joined our extended family. Andrew and Chrissy pulled the trigger on this addition to their family of six and the adventure of puppy life quickly impacted them… and us. On Clive’s first visit to our house, Andrew and Chrissy provided a kennel. When our new family puppy is […]

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My Hero. Me?

March 26, 2021

As a young boy, I grew up with a deep connection to the Chicago Cubs. It was daytime drama at Wrigley Field. No lights. No night games. WGN. A perfect solution for a little boy with an early bedtime. Soon, I was imagining scenarios. Building epic moments. Constructing outrageous hometown predicaments that only I could […]

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Just Bruce

March 19, 2021

I met Mary’s oldest brother in the Spring of 1975. We were sitting around a kitchen table in Indianapolis where I was an invited guest for a Sunday lunch. I was 20, and Bruce Cargo was 25. I was a sophomore at Taylor University, Bruce was a Vietnam veteran. I had been the co-captain of […]

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His Plan For My Tears

March 12, 2021

              You have kept count of my tossings;               put my tears in your bottle.               Are they not in your book? (Psalm 56:8, ESV) These incredible words from King David are an invitation into authenticity. David’s pain is real. He’s lost in the agony of defeat. His hope […]

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