something new

Are you considering starting something new? Whether a relationship, business, volunteer opportunity or anything else, here are three helpful fundamentals to consider. 1. Begin with Prayer. Maybe you aren’t a praying person. This is a good time to start. For Administer Justice, it started with the prayers of my wife, Helen. You want a prayer…

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heart

I didn’t always have a heart that beat for justice.  How about you?  I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on love and justice as we approach Valentine’s Day. Love and Justice Justice is a powerful word.  You feel it in your bones.  Fundamental fairness.  If we are all created equal, then we ought…

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jewels

We are adding jewels for His crown by adding Jules to our staff.  Julie (Jules) Roper joined our team as our new COO.   I’ll introduce her to you.  But I also want to know how you are adding jewels for His crown in 2020. You are God’s Jewel The book of Zechariah says, “The Lord…

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Initiative

I am excited to announce the successful completion of Gospel Justice Initiative.  In the days ahead we will be changing our web site and materials to reflect our decision to now use the name Administer Justice. The Initiative Succeeded! Webster defines initiative as “an introductory step, introductory, preliminary.”  In 2011 John Robb (left) and I…

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favorite gift

I remember visiting the mall and telling Santa all I wanted for Christmas.  How about you?  Some years the list was embarrassingly long.  Probably like me, you forget all the presents over time, but I bet one stands out.  What was your favorite Christmas gift ever? The greatest Christmas gift No cheating.  We all know…

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peace

Christmas is rapidly approaching.  There are gifts to buy and cookies to bake and gifts to buy and presents to wrap and gifts to buy and cards to send.  Just thinking about it makes one dizzy.  All I want for Christmas is peace.  How about you? The Challenge of Christmas I was giving the invocation…

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legal ministry

Our first nationwide Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington on November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”  Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday during the civil war through a powerful proclamation. Thanksgiving has…

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unexpected

Life is full of uncertainties.  The truth is none of us know what tomorrow may bring.   Two weeks ago our keynote speaker, Dr. Tony Evans experienced the unexpected in the sudden deterioration in the health of his wife, Lois.  As a result he was unable to come to Chicago and we began our Open the…

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