Jesus is the greatest gift, and He never stops giving

October 22nd, 2013

On October 6th we experienced a marvelous worship service celebrating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking to build the “new” Nardin Park church.   To express their appreciation for 50 years of ministry, we received over 100 contributions in the amount of $5,256.  In the photo are people who were a part of the Nardin Park

October “Treats”

September 24th, 2013

Usually October is associated with the last day of the month, a day of “Trick or Treats.”  But here at Nardin Park, this October starts and ends with a number of “Treats” for us!
On Sunday, October 6, we will observe World Communion Sunday and celebrate the 50th anniversary of our groundbreaking at 29887 West Eleven

Praying that we all get excited about being followers of Jesus Christ

August 20th, 2013

As a kid, I always enjoyed the summers, but I especially looked forward to the fall.  Each fall was the beginning of a new school, a new adventure, with a sense of anticipation that fed my imagination.  When I became a pastor, I continued to look forward to the fall, the beginning of a new

It’s a Great Time to be the Church!

June 25th, 2013

I am soooooo excited!!!  For the past several months we have been talking about an additional worship experience to be offered on Sundays.  Why?  When?  Where?  How?  Who?  For months we certainly had more questions than answers.  But now the new worship experience is finally beginning to take shape.
Why are we thinking of a second


February 25th, 2013

Historically, Lent is a time of personal examination of who God is in our lives, and who we are in the life of God.  What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus Christ?  The answer lies within each of us.  We all have the freedom to make choices, whether it is a choice

The Fourth of July

July 3rd, 2012

     My father, Daryl Miller, is a veteran of World War II.  A few weeks ago we vacationed together in Washington D.C.  On his list of places to visit was the World War II Memorial.  When we first started to plan our trip it was clear that he was not going to be able to


May 31st, 2012

     In the beginning of 2008 I met with Tim Latimer who is a computer whiz in the architectural field.  We walked into the Nardin Park sanctuary and I began to describe how I envisioned a face lift to a grand, but well-worn, place of worship.  A month or so later Tim delivered a set

One Year Older

February 28th, 2012

     I observed another birthday yesterday.  Our expectant daughter, Kate, and her husband, Kris, visited with us over the weekend.  The rest of the kids called me.  Our son, Walker, and his new bride, Tina, managed to serenade me with a stellar version of “Happy Birthday!”  It was great fun and I’m enjoying my wife’s

New Year – Old Habits

January 10th, 2012

When I was a kid, somehow I managed to find myself in a strange church on a Sunday morning with my parents.  We were visiting my mother’s hometown of Franklin, Indiana and I was dragged into the church where she had grown up.  It was the first Sunday after New Year’s Day.  Not only did

Rushing to Rest

August 16th, 2011

     Tomorrow begins our vacation.  Susan and I will once again be heading off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  We join with other members of her family (the Anderson clan) on the beach, sharing a 15 bedroom, 15 bath home.  This year we are especially excited because three of our four children, their

Long Trips and Short Memories

June 29th, 2011

Following a fantastic celebration of Pentecost on June 12, my wife and I packed a borrowed Ford Explorer and headed southward to Florida to take some “things” to our daughter, Sarah.  These “things”, such as her china and her high school yearbooks, had been collecting dust in our basement for several years.  We really didn’t

Constant Change

June 11th, 2011

The weather changes.  Last week we reached 95 degrees!  Today it’s 65 degrees.  As the saying goes, “If you don’t like Michigan weather, just wait, it’ll change!”
We’re about ready to experience the change from school year to summer time.  We live behind the East Middle School in Farmington Hills and we watch the students as

Easter Glow

May 2nd, 2011

It has been a week since Easter morning, but I’m sitting at my desk still basking in a glow fueled by all kinds of resurrection experiences.  For the engineers among us, allow me to say that the numbers of people in worship hovered around the 800 mark, more than 100 over last year.  The generosity

And then there were more

April 7th, 2011

My wife, Susan, and I have been privileged to be the parents of four children – two boys and two girls.  All of them were born between March 21 and April 17.  For us, this means that the Season of Spring is also known as the Birthday Season.  We have watched them grow up, sprout their

Duct Tape, Dinner and Dreams

March 29th, 2011

On Saturday, March 26, 20 people from Nardin Park attended the annual Cass Community Social Services fund-raising dinner at the Inn of St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan.  Since we never had attended this event as a church it was fantastic to reserve two tables of ten and then to fill them for a very special

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