Issue #119 — May 2014

Rick’s Reflections … Be Not Afraid!

The women who went to Jesus’ tomb on the first Easter heard the words, “Be Not Afraid” twice that morning, according to the account in Matthew 28. These were the same words the shepherds who were “abiding in the fields by night”...


Issue #118 — April 2014

Rick’s Reflections
By the Time We Got to Phoenix…

I admit that my reasons for looking forward to a recent trip southwest on behalf of Wheat Ridge Ministries included the hope of relief from this year’s endless Chicago winter. Phoenix, Arizona in March. No snow. No sub-zero...


Issue #117 — March 2014

Rick’s Reflections … Olympic Spirit

Perhaps you enjoyed watching the Winter Olympic Games like I did during the past couple of weeks. While I’m not a fan of all the sports featured (I wish I could warm up to curling), it is always impressive to see the level of skill and fitness...


Issue #116 — January/February 2014

Rick’s Reflections — Care for the Caregiver

Almost without fail, when I’m in an extended conversation with friends, neighbors or colleagues who, like me, are “baby boomers,” concerns are expressed about the challenge of caring for aging parents or other loved ones. Of course,...


Issue #115 — December 2013

Rick’s Reflections … Following God’s Call

The early-bird weekday Bible study group at my church is currently making its way through the book of Exodus. This morning, we read and talked about the early days of the Israelite’s 40-year journey through the wilderness after God led...

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