|Thursday, October 01, 2015|
If it's true that Chicago is the “city with big shoulders,” those shoulders get quite a work out. Walking 1.5 miles each way to work, I'm continually amazed at the construction projects I encounter.
There is no end to the pounding, grinding, bashing, welding, clanking—building. On Wacker Drive, I see a major project underway that has most of the heavy equipment staged on the Chicago River.
|Sing Your Solo--Not the Symphony!|
|Thursday, September 24, 2015|
Now that television is clogged with large men lunging at an oblong ball, I reluctantly cede summer's end. Though I love football, I shall miss summer. Most of all, I will miss Saturday mornings in a wooded field. Seated in a comfortable chair I am alone with my Bible, my Creator and His creation.
The birds are loud there, with many different sounds. I often close my eyes and count the number of different calls.
One bird sounds like a Chevy engine that won[...]
|An Open Letter to Parents|
|Thursday, September 17, 2015|
Recently I overheard a conversation between a mother and her young child. The well-intentioned mom informed her son that unless a certain behavior changed, he would not be able to attend Awana Bible club.
I don't doubt her motivation. Nor is there anything wrong with stripping a child of privileges for behavior that fails to meet clearly defined age-appropriate expectations.
But when we consider all the evil in the world, all the dark forces at work trying [...]