April 2017

Walking the Stinky Onion City in Springtime

April 24, 2017

So, Chicago doesn’t really stink, at least not where I was. But one of the many interesting facts I learned during my weekend visit is that “Chicago” is thought to be a derivative of a Native American word meaning “smelly onion.” I went to Chicago to visit my friend Naomi, who is there for the summer. When I was a child and my family drove …

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Lord, What about Him?

April 11, 2017

What, to you, makes a satisfactory life? This is the question Dave Schlabach asked recently during revival meetings at my church. I thought of my reservoir of goals, dreams, and desires and wondered which of them, fulfilled, would give me reason to say, “Now this is a life well lived.” All of them? One or two key achievements? What should satisfy me? Of what does …

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Til the Cows Come Home

April 5, 2017

A week ago today, Dad and Mom sold the cows. I’ve been wishing for this to happen for years now. Ever since they started the cleaning jobs, around three years ago, they’ve worked too hard. They’ve had to milk the cows morning and evening, of course, besides feeding and cleaning barn and putting up hay and dealing with frozen water pipes and whatever else comes …

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