Monthly Archives: July 2008


I believe the redemptive potential of Our Saviour’s increase exponentially as we grow deeper and wider. We grow deeper when people hear and are transformed by the gospel; eager to live a new kind of life that brings heaven to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift

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Partners Make all the Difference

I found this picture on the web of Cedar Rapids Iowa during the flood; the town I just spent three days in helping homeowners. It was literally unimaginable trying to visualize how high the water rose during the floods. But … Continue reading

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guys weekend mission trip

Karl and Keith … two of my best friends along with 23 others from Good Shepherd and Our Saviours are here in Cedar Rapids helping with the disaster recovery effort. The owners of this house are determined to rebuild. With … Continue reading

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8 Lessons

Ok, allow me the chance to be a proud parent for just a moment. Back in March Caryn (my wife) and I purchased six guitar lessons for my daughter Cayla. After six lessons we threw in two more for good … Continue reading

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A Sad Goodbye

Everyday I get out of bed and thank God for the incredible people I get to do ministry with; especially when it comes to the creative musical leadership at our church. Lynn Panosh constantly humbles me when I hear story … Continue reading

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Brilliant Pastor Trip Update

Well, in less than eight hours the Brilliant Pastor Trip will come to an end and I will head back to Naperville. Let me just say that the caliber of pastors I met with exceeded all expectations. The level of … Continue reading

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I think we get confused when it comes to evangelism. At least I know I have. I always felt we needed to put all our evangelism eggs in two baskets … Christmas and Easter. Worship attendance doubles and sometime comes … Continue reading

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Road Trip!

During my time in seminary, I learned a key phrase; Life Long Learner. It’s the idea that as a leader in the church, don’t ever stop for a moment and think that you know it all, but rather be a … Continue reading

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