Month: April 2017

Ralph Lauren & the Search for Glory, Pt. 1

I recently read an in-depth profile of Ralph Lauren, the creator of the iconic American apparel brand sold under his name, and often simply referred to as “Polo.”  Lauren is the quintessential story of the American Dream. It’s a story to which many can relate. The son of immigrant Ashkenazi Jewish parents, young “Ralphie” grew up in humble surroundings in …

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Perfect Provision

This might seem like “old” news a week later, but it still causes me to shake my head in wonder, and to spontaneously pray and praise!  I waited to send this in order to ensure that the worship services toward the end of Passion Week received their due attention by all of us. Last Tuesday, April 11th will be a …

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Preparing for suffering and glory

Hello GRC, We’re in the midst of the holiest season of the year as Christians.  On this Thursday of Passion Week, the week of our Lord’s suffering, Jesus gathered with his apostles in the Upper Room. He stooped down to wash feet, a lowly act of humble servanthood. Hours before his arrest, he led a Passover meal, linking the next-day’s …

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Lenten Reflection

The height of the Christian calendar is approaching, and it involves deeper stuff than eggs and fake grass that’s impossible to clean out of your house.  (That stuff has got to be environmentally disastrous…).  Lent is supposed to be season of reflection and repentance but you may find yourself in this common struggle:  when to pause to reflect long enough to repent?  Work, home, family, friends, ministry …

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