Elmbrook Stories

Inviting God into the Huddle - Peter's Story

In a world where we sometimes question the hearts and minds of our young people, we can’t help but delight in the discovery of those young hearts that beat with God and for God. Here, under the bright lights of the football field at Waukesha West High School, we find such a heart; that of high school senior Peter MacCudden. An all-star running back and standout player since he was a freshman, Peter, an Elmbrook family member, continues to shine brightly as an amazing leader both on...

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All Things Beautiful in His Time

All Things Beautiful in His Time

Before we married, we knew we wanted to grow our family through foster care and adoption. Our oldest daughter's adoption was emotionally easy. We knew it was rare. So when we later received a call about David, a three-day-old baby who needed foster placement, we expected a different experience. There would be visits, bio parents and siblings, court hearings and struggles. We expected, but didn’t fully understand how hard it would be and how much we would need to rely on God...

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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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