Monthly Archives: March 2020

To Elliot, on the Occasion of His 18th Birthday

Dear Elliot, Happy Birthday! It’s a weird birthday, with everyone ordered to shelter-in-place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, I’m praying that it can somehow be a Happy Birthday. You’ve brought so much happiness to my life over these last … Continue reading

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Encouragement from a Holocaust Survivor

Corrie Ten Boom was living in Haarlem during the time that the Netherlands was occupied by Nazi Germany. Her family’s faith in Jesus Christ prompted them to provide a hiding place for Jews, as the military started to deport them … Continue reading

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A Week in Ashes and Dust

The state of Ohio is nearing total shut-down in its fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. All universities, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools have been shut down. All restaurants, cafes, and bars have switched to carry-out and … Continue reading

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29 Things I’m Grieving as a Pastor this Week

In my current phase of life, it’s increasingly unusual to come across a situation that I’ve never experienced. It’s even more strange to come across a situation that no one else I know has ever experienced. But that’s exactly where … Continue reading

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