Who Tells God’s Story?

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Just a little over six years ago, Hamilton debuted on Broadway.  Whether you have seen it or not, this biopic production raised the bar on music composition and production design.  Through rap, sonatas, and ballads, much of Alexander Hamilton’s life is chronicled.  The final song, entitled: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? presents us… Continue Reading Who Tells God’s Story?

We Need Help

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Over the years, I have taken a lot of adventure vacations.  My favorites are still the time I spent at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.  I also went on a few cruises.  A few months prior to the sail date, the cruise line sent a packet of information that listed the excursions being offered. My… Continue Reading We Need Help

Keeping the Faith

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For those of you who don’t watch sports, I ask for your grace in the first part of today’s Corner.  Over the weekend, the NFL Divisional playoffs were contested.  The winners will meet for the Conference Championships and the opportunity to compete in this year’s Superbowl.  Prior to each game the pundits and announcers chose… Continue Reading Keeping the Faith

Preparing our Sermons

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When I was a child, my mom would watch Graham Kerr, a British chef who created fancy dishes on his show. I remember my mom would sit down with pen and paper in hand to write down all the steps of each recipe so she could recreate it at home. She was often unable to… Continue Reading Preparing our Sermons

Connecting to the Internet

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Last Wednesday as inclement weather hit the Grand Rapids area, I heard the distinctive crackling sound of a power line breaking.  I called Consumer’s Energy as I watched sparks dance between the trees across the street.  The power in my house blinked off and on a few times before it was restored. Somehow, even though… Continue Reading Connecting to the Internet

Avenue of the Saints

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When I lived in Iowa, in the last part of the 20th century, the Avenue of the Saints was under construction.  It was the concept of an engineer who wanted drivers to have a direct route between St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missouri.  The road is over 500 miles long. I wasn’t really aware… Continue Reading Avenue of the Saints

Getting in Shape

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There are traditions during this time of year that make this very special season even better. Beginning with Thanksgiving, we eat some of our favorite foods that we save for this time of year.  My mother never made dressing between December and October.  Sweet potato pies were usually served in November, but rarely at Christmas.… Continue Reading Getting in Shape

Blue Christmas

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I know that Christmas is only 10 days away.  I am as excited about the holiday now as I was when I was a child. Over the years the traditional Crawford Christmas has changed as our family dynamics have been redefined.  Gift cards have replaced toys, video games, and clothes.  Texts and phone calls, Face… Continue Reading Blue Christmas

Counting Down

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When I was a child, each of my teachers counted the days until Christmas.  There would be some kind of display on one of the boards in the classroom. Each day, a student was chosen to add or take away the card which signified that the wondrous day of our Savior’s birth was drawing closer.… Continue Reading Counting Down

Tragedy in Oxford

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I had planned to reflect on the season of Advent and what we do to prepare for the hope this season brings each year.  And then I heard the news from Oxford, Michigan.  A fifteen-year-old young man went into the school with a semiautomatic pistol and fired 15 – 20 times, killing four people and… Continue Reading Tragedy in Oxford