Elmbrook Stories

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Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

Don

Mothers sometimes say, in that singsong kind of voice, “…and don’t let the bedbugs bite” while tucking their children into bed. I never knew what a bedbug was, and I certainly never wanted to get acquainted with the bite of one. The Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia is informative about bedbugs, or what is scientifically called Cimex Lectularius. They cannot fly. They are blood-suckers. They come out at night from their hiding places in wooden beds or from other...

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Front Row Seat

Front Row Seat

As a missionary in Siberia, Russia for eight years, I was confident that I had a bird’s eye view to what God was doing in the world - at least my part of the world. And I was happy and excited to be a part of expanding the kingdom of heaven. When my family was suddenly and unexpectedly returned to the United States, I was devastated and resigned myself to sitting on the sidelines, watching God use others. I spent several years adjusting to life in America, and not always with a joyful...

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This One's On Me

This One

As a staff member with the college-age ministry at Elmbrook Church I’m often asked, “What do you actually do?” I used to dread that question because I didn’t think I had a good enough answer. Now, two and a half years into my role, I no longer shy away from my answer. “I take college-age adults out for coffee.” I submitted my life to Jesus when I was 18 years old, just entering college. Then I was loved into the Kingdom of God through the college-age...

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