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Special Needs & The Doctor Appointment

I recently took our 13 year old daughter to her doctor’s appointment.   Nothing too medically marvelous, just some X-rays to see how her skeleton looks and a talk with the doctor about how her legs and hips are getting … Continue reading

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How To Tell If Your Kid Is Actually Sick

You know the scene, parents: you’re topping off your kid with pop-tarts and pancakes before pushing them out the door to school with (on a good day) combed hair. On the way to the bus he suddenly halts and says … Continue reading

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Dear Friends, I am writing to tell you that I will be transitioning out of my role as Lead Pastor at Renovation Church. My last Sunday will be June 26, 2022. The hardest part is what to write next. I … Continue reading

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Westland FMC

Winston Churchill said “We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us.” Churchill was right, and I can testify to that. In the late 1950’s, a group of Free Methodists shaped a building. By 1972, they shaped a huge addition … Continue reading

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Meijer Horse

There’s a store in Michigan — more of a self-contained universe — called Meijer. The “j” is silent, but every other letter should be pronounced. Think of it as a mistyped y, like “Meiyer”. Meijer has everything: watermelons, toasters, jackets, … Continue reading

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Expanding Al Sabo

If you’re in Kalamazoo and looking for a patch of woods with intersecting trails, a variety of terrain, and stunning views, look no further than the Al Sabo Land Preserve. Since moving here, we’ve spent lots of time hiking, exploring, … Continue reading

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That’ll Never Happen

I’ll tell ya one phrase that hast lost all meaning in our era: “That’ll never happen.” As a kid, I was full of questions and worries about this great big world. That phrase, uttered by a trusted adult, gave finality … Continue reading

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It’s All Temporary

Someone from the church works at the local coffee house. I mentioned on Sunday that I would stop by today, and I did. A stellar decaf latte got the job done. I used to dislike milk in my coffee, but … Continue reading

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Yeah, but… Who Do We Vote For?

Originally posted on (R) Adam Davidson:
? Message preached on Sunday, November 6, 2016 by Adam Davidson at Portage Free Methodist Church? In this series, we’re asking the BIG questions about God, faith, the church, and Christianity in general. For…

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All Saints Day

On today’s customary train-spotting round trip, Lexi and I shared lament that 1) there was no train to see and 2) it is snowing. Lexi isn’t too much of a fan of cold and snow. Like so many of us … Continue reading

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