The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

Posts tagged ‘Chicago’

Mr. Rice Socks

The kitchen just got a new recipe from a guy who will never be on the Food Network. Eric Clayton. His recipe? Just two ingredients. An…

King of the Grill

Every second, five hundred and fifty hot dogs are eaten in the United States. According to Pete Sawallisch, a good amount of them are consumed at…

Noise

Noise is a big part of community. It takes some getting used to. First there is the noise of the city. Sirens, trains, car horns, traffic,…

Why I Stayed

I first heard of intentional community when reading the book Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne¬†the summer after my freshman year of college. That book completely…

Owasippe

I am just back from a week at Scout camp: three adult leaders, five great boys, and a week in the¬†woods with rifles, horses, shotguns, fire,…

Summer in Chicago

  Summer can be hard in the city. Especially for a Minnesota girl. The land of 10,000 lakes. And grass, trees. The pine trees. The birch…

Swearing Kids and Saggy Pants

Walking in a bad neighborhood can be intimidating, especially as a woman. It is often difficult to find the balance between street smarts and compassion. Does…

Dodgeball

Recently my ten-year-old grandson won a dodgeball tournament against all ages. A nineteen-year-old man threw the ball my grandson caught. It was not a pity throw.…