Archive | January, 2011

A New Song for a New Life

Music, the language of the heart

Have you ever wished that you could simply but effectively communicate the difference between godly music and worldly music to others in the Church today? I was recently encouraged to read the testimony candidly shared by Adam Waller on his website recounting a time the Lord helped him to put in words this key distinction. […]

Pic of the Month: January ‘11

Full Moon in January It’s fun to go though pictures of the past month as I sit in my cozy little office looking outside at the blowing snow and thinking about the blizzard warnings here in Chicago. There was snow on the ground for most of January, and it appears as though there will be […]

Taking the Challenge!

Ready to tackle it!

What! A memory verse challenge? That’s right, they have that every January! Oops. We realized we were a week late but David and I decided to jump in anyway and take the challenge to memorize Hebrews 12. There are 29 verses in the chapter so we hurried to catch up. Our goal was to memorize […]


Fort New Salem, one of many tributes to our forefathers' resolve.

Reagan’s speech in the previous post rekindles a hope that we might be more committed to the founding principles behind our nation’s greatness. That commitment is our resolve. Resolving is resting–building our lives on a principle which produces a single passion and cannot be compromised. As Christians we “give diligence" to determine our purpose just […]

A One Accord Team Really Counts . . .

This January the Lord gave me an opportunity to join the team at IBLP Headquarters for the year-end inventory. As soon as I arrived (on the second day of the count) I could tell it was already off to a good start. Tally sheets had been prepared with thoroughness by the Paine Family and Tuesday […]

Robert & Kendalyn

Robert and Kendalyn

Robert Staddon and Kendalyn Kowalchuk were engaged on December 30, 2010 “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (I Corinthians 2:9).

From Christmas to Christmas

“Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary . . . Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness. . . . Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord” (Psalm 150:1,2 and 6). This is a passage from our Wisdom Search this morning, […]