IT IS BY GRACE, THROUGH FAITH

Redeeming Life Maternity Home

Redeeming Life Maternity Home

May 10, 2021

We rejoice in the Lord for bringing us this far in the development of a maternity home here in Carpentersville. God has blessed these initial stages by bringing many supporters together towards making it a reality. Yet there is much more to be done, like building bridges in the community and with the village. In order for us to move ahead at Faith Lutheran we...

Redeeming Life Outreach Ministry

Redeeming Life Outreach Ministry

Mar 24, 2021

  On that day the LORD their God will save them, as the flock of his people; for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. Zechariah 9:16 My dear Diane, Doug and I participated in the drive through Chicago pro-life rally in January.  It was cold but bright and sunny with around 600 cars lined up. Took little longer than expected, but it was a...

Not Ashamed

Not Ashamed

Jun 19, 2020

Our extended family and friends in Finland and Sweden are preparing for midsummer festivities next week.  Hopefully, everyone is well and able to celebrate some.  When we were there (2016) we joined with the Hissa’s for worship on Saint Juhannus Day (St. John the Baptist) in the old stone church in Isokyra, Finland, a tradition held for many years. I...

Concentrate and Pray Everyday

Concentrate and Pray Everyday

May 16, 2020

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:5-6. John Newton, a slave-trader, had become enslaved himself on the coast of Guinea. He made a fire hoping that a passing ship might see...

Praying Every Day

Praying Every Day

May 15, 2020

Thank the LORD for blessings everyday.  My dearest wife, Diane and I went for a walk with her mother and father and Isaac through Lilacia Park this week in celebration of Mother’s Day and in memory of all our moms. I wrote this prayer today to our amazing, almighty, ever-living and ever-loving God – Yahweh:   For the gifts, LORD Father, we received...

Every Kind of Jewel for the Bride

Every Kind of Jewel for the Bride

Apr 8, 2020

        Our family came together last month for the funeral of a dear friend of the family, Mary-Lou. Even with the alarm of covid19 the whole funeral celebration rang with the testimony of her vibrant faith, her love for God and all people.  After the committal we were invited to a luncheon that displayed a colorful collage on the ceiling of the banquet hall. ...

Behold the crown of suffering

Behold the crown of suffering

Mar 21, 2020

“Crown Him with many crowns the Lamb upon His throne, hark how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own! “ The man Jesus wore an unusual crown to demonstrate to all the world that He was and is the Lamb of God who took away our sins.  That crown was a crown of suffering made of thorns. Roman soldiers wove it together on Good Friday, placed...

UnPlanned – A true story of transformation Jan 22, 7pm

UnPlanned – A true story of transformation Jan 22, 7pm

Jan 22, 2020

Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.         All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s...