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Janet Elaine Agee

Janet Elaine (Ohlrich) Agee, 83, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed peacefully into the arms of her beloved Jesus on Sunday, November 15, 2020. She was born on March 2, 1937, in Akron, Ohio, to Walter and Mildred Ohlrich. She married Robert Lee Agee on June 20, 1959,...

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An Invitation to Rest

Greetings! Most of you, I am guessing, will be reading this after our general election on November 3rd. I am writing this on election eve on the 2nd. Perhaps the day after on the 4th, we will know who our President elect will be. Will Trump be re-elected, or, will...

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You are here – Now What?

Yes, you are here upon this earth. Now What? That is, what is the purpose of your life? People can spend their entire lives looking for the answer to that question. So, how would you answer it? Why are you here? I would suggest ALL of us are created to know and to...

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School of Revival, or, Come Drink With Me.

Hello Friends! It's been awhile since I've posted. My apologies. With the combination of Covid-19 and my co-Pastor retiring, it's taken me a while to find my new rhythm(s). I appreciate your prayers and your patience. So, how have you been? I'm not sure any of us, no...

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Psalms of Ascent and the Corona Virus

If you are a friend of Crossway Community, you know Pastor Funk and I have been preaching a series on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). In their original context, it is believed these Psalms were sung by God's people who would literally ascend in their pilgrimage...

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Walking in Kindness

By now, if you're anything like me, you are perhaps a bit tired of hearing the words "Corona", Virus", "quarantine", "lockdown", "social distancing", etc.! Yet, I still feel we need to engage with one another over this new reality. So today's post will be a bit of a...

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Walking in Patience

After posting a somewhat cathartic emotional piece yesterday, I think with this post, I will return to some reflections on the fruit of the Spirit, and, an invitation to "walk with me" as I seek to walk with Jesus. I've already reflected a bit on love, joy, and peace....

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With this entry, I have in mind those who are either weary or wary of church. Even to you, maybe especially to you, Jesus says, "Come to me . . . "(Matt.11:28-20) Let me explain what I mean. I have always felt an affinity with those who feel like they just don't fit...

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Coming to Jesus (Again and Again)

So, we made it through another holiday season! It's been a while since I contributed to this blog, but in my last post I talked a bit about experiencing the holidays as "holy-days". It seems to me, that shift of experience from a hectic mess of getting things done...

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