My 2019 Gratitude List

Dear Friend, The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving are such a busy time at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. There’s so much to prepare for! But in all the busyness, I don’t want to lose sight of all I’m grateful for. So as summer turns to fall, here is my 2019 gratitude list: I’m grateful…

Carry Each Other’s Burdens

Dear Friend, In Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV), Jesus says “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” The Apostle Paul later added, “Carry each other’s burdens,…

When They Know How Much You Care

Dear Friend, Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Eric’s story, at the top of this newsletter, is a perfect illustration of that truth. He didn’t want to open himself to God and the gospel we preach until he experienced how much we care…

All Because of an Empty Tomb

Dear Friend, This might surprise some people, but I can’t imagine working anywhere more exciting and life-affirming than a rescue mission—especially the Milwaukee Rescue Mission! Why? For me, it’s all about Easter...that first resurrection Sunday when Jesus rose from the dead, promising hope and new life for everyone who believes. All year round, more…

A New Year of God’s Mercies

Dear Friend, I love celebrating a brand-new year. I know it’s just another calendar day, but there’s something about it that feels like a fresh start. No matter what’s happened the year before, it’s a new beginning, filled with possibilities. It also reminds me of those great verses in Lamentations 3:22-23: “Because of the…

Good Meals and a Merry Christmas

Dear Friend, With the holiday season just around the corner now, it seems like everywhere I go, I hear Christmas songs: “I’ll be home for Christmas” . . . “There’s no place like home for the holidays” . . . “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For most of us, including me,…