Tag Archives: Good News

Christmas Peace

Our Christmas decorations are out and up, and man was that a lot of work!  The tree was purchased, white lights were strung (inside and out), wreaths with red bows were hung, and the multiple nativity scenes were set up on book shelves, table tops and credenzas. Our holiday pillows were thrown, candles placed, garlands […]

Clean Again

My wife, daughter and I are doing a “juice cleanse.”  We just couldn’t live with ourselves and how are bodies felt after four days of Thanksgiving excess.  Sure, we had 37 family and friends for the big meal, but two large turkeys and two whole hams? Plus all the fixins’? And 10 pies? After several […]

A couple months ago, I was walking through Grant Park in Chicago and needed to cross Michigan Avenue to head back to my hotel.  At the crosswalk I chose, unfortunately, was a guy with a bullhorn.  He was railing, and confrontational. He would call out people at the busy intersection and ask them what sins they […]

The story is told in Luke 9:52-56 of Jesus and his disciples heading toward Jerusalem but seeking to stay in a Samaritan village along the way. Jesus was, by this time, a “rock star” in those parts of the world—a bona fide celebrity with whom people loved to rub shoulders. His ministry was firmly established, and […]