- Amazing Grace
January 31, 2019
My father-in-law, Ken Bixby, recently died. Years ago, he requested that “Amazing Grace” be sung at his funeral. He hadn’t told our family, however, which of the twenty-eight versions he had . . .
- Finding Joy
November 30, 2018
As this most wonderful time of the year–Christmas–inches closer, many of us don’t feel the joy we’re entitled to. Some are better at masking inner pain than others are. But grief is no . . .
- Beyond Coincidence, We Present 2018’s Merit Scholars
September 30, 2018
I like to think coincidences are purposeful, close encounters with God. We can view them as less-than-subtle reminders of The Almighty; or, more concretely, picture them as divine thumps against our . . .
- A Guatemala Rescue
July 28, 2018
At Concordia University, our theme for the 2017-2018 school year was “All Things New” taken from Revelation 21:5, and that verse soon became the theme for my life. The Spirit led me to new places, to . . .
- Apply for Scholarships
April 10, 2018
Ministry students, check out our scholarship opportunities. Our timing allows you to get through spring finals and then complete our application process. How nice is that? No added stress to your . . .
- Shaking Things Up in Cambodia
February 27, 2018
In this life we are given a limited amount of specific moments, events, or experiences that offer us the opportunity to step outside of our own realities and into a new one, where our comfort zones . . .
- Seeing the Spirit of God
January 31, 2018
At home in mid-January 2018, I was surprised to receive a thank you note mistakenly addressed to Pastor Janet Richardson. It was clear to me that whoever sent the postcard wasn’t familiar with Janet. . . .
- Fanfare and Pageantry
December 16, 2017
Because the dad was smiling, I was pretty sure I hadn’t offended him too much. He asked, “Did you just say, ‘Every parent should force their child to be in the Christmas pageant’?” Absolutely I did. . . .
- The Aroma of Christ
November 15, 2017
Last year, a friend of mine joined the World Race and committed to sharing the gospel of Christ throughout eleven countries in eleven months. As Emily and her team traveled, they witnessed to people . . .
- Scholarship Recipients, 2017
September 29, 2017
“One of the most amazing truths of the Bible is that God has chosen to work in partnership with human beings to fulfill [His] mission. God could have done it alone, but throughout history, God has . . .
- Swayed by Our Scholarship Applicants
August 31, 2017
Before I began writing to you today, I needed encouragement. You see, August was the month that Remembering Janet selected our latest scholarship recipients. I knew that the notification letters, . . .
- Hope in Christ
July 11, 2017
When death separates us from our loved ones, we grieve. We terribly miss those family and friends in heaven, even though—as Christians—we know that Jesus is with our dear ones. We just don’t like . . .
- Inspired by Our Scholarship Applicants
June 28, 2017
This past Saturday, I read one of the essays submitted in consideration for our 2017 scholarship awards. The applicant said she was feeling a new directive from God, encouraging her to find ways that . . .
- Christian Scholarships Are Available
May 1, 2017
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April 12, 2017
Watch and Learn with Us There’s bound to be something you didn’t know . . . To present the Easter message in a modern way, we selected a video to share with you. It was created by the . . .
- Congratulations to Our Scholars
February 20, 2017
Remembering Janet’s board of directors extended congratulations to our first scholarship recipients on February 12, 2017. Board members were guests at Spring Arbor University, where Mr. . . .
- Scholarship Recipients, 2016
January 18, 2017
We did it! Two young women attending Spring Arbor University were the first recipients of Pastor Janet Noble-Richardson Memorial Scholarships. Just before the end of our inaugural year, . . .
- Christ Was Love
December 20, 2016
A sermon delivered December 11, 2016 on the third Sunday of Advent at Mt. Hope Congregational Church, by Rev. Steven Schafer Texts: Zechariah 2:10-13 and Luke 2:15-2:20 Babies are something special. . . .
- Praise God for Birthdays
October 20, 2016
Does ten thousand seem like a lot to you? If we’re talking about dollars to spend, you probably like the amount. If we’re talking about expenses to pay, most likely not. How about if we’re looking at . . .
- But the Lord Calls Us
August 27, 2016
So often, the things that trend on Twitter baffle me. As I write this post, #makeabandsmaller is the most popular topic of discussion in the Detroit area, where I live. I took a peek at what people . . .
- Vacation Bible School
August 12, 2016
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 (NIV) “Why do you do all that you do?” I was . . .
July 10, 2016
Prayer Let me start off this new blog with a simple prayer that Janet taught. I like it because it’s easy to remember, and it invites God to guide me through my day. I’ve been praying . . .
July 7, 2016
Welcome to Remembering Janet. You’ve probably noticed that the site is, so far, pretty flowery. If you look carefully, in addition to flowers, you’ll also see historic places Greg and I visited on a . . .