Why Detroit’s Bankruptcy Shouldn’t Surprise Us – But Should Scare Us

The Motor City. If you haven’t heard the news, last week the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy. Detroit was once the crown jewel of the industrious American nation. Now it’s a sad punch line. The famous town that was once the fourth largest city in the country now sees three people leave each hour – with over 80,000 of its …

Bulldozer Parenting

We owe a lot of our modern conveniences to the humble bulldozer. These heavy pieces of machinery clear unwanted obstacles out of the way (using it’s dozer blade), allowing quick and easy passage for less equipped vehicles. Off-roading is fun, but when I need to get somewhere, I’m thankful that a fleet of bulldozers has forged ahead of me and …

Embracing the River

One of the most recommended things Ashley and I were encouraged to do while in the Windy City was to take an architectural tour on a river boat. So we did. The tour was great. Not only did we get to see the amazing Chicago skyline, but it also helped us get our bearings on the layout of Chicago and …

A Tale of Two Chicago Churches

On my vacation to Chicago, I decided to visit two local churches. The first church had nothing on paper that I would have said that attracted me. This campus met in an old school’s auditorium – sans air conditioning. The worship band was good, but only included two acoustic guitars and a drum kit – nothing flashy. The environment was …