What do deep dish, Hitch, and South Africa have in common?

I haven’t totally lost my mind. This definitely happened. Only in Chicago, right? (Shameless social media plug: Follow my adventurousness at #ProjectMikeMeetsChicago) I’ll get to the juicy stuff from the title momentarily, but let me set it up with a few more touristy happenings. I like big cities. Hustle and bustle. Taxi cabs. Crosswalks. People…lots of people. Diversity. Food. Local cultural hodge-podge. Color. Lights. *insert Petula Clark singing Downtown* Saturday was kind of like The Muppets Take Manhattan, but without the voiceovers or the plethora of NE accents. I put on my proverbial daring hat and shuttled myself from O’Hare … Continue reading What do deep dish, Hitch, and South Africa have in common?

warrior 2: lead by example

– I’m encouraged by men devoted to speaking the truth in love. – I still feel inadequate…and always will. – Krispy Kreme & Starbucks sound really good right about now. – Babs sure has the perfect voice for an evening in JAX. – Long phone calls are a wonder when out traveling. – The world is loud. Make time to hear God’s whisper. – I’m thankful for the many blessings in my life. I don’t get on my knees enough and say that to the One who gave them to me. – Snow, hot chocolate, blankets, a roaring fire, and … Continue reading warrior 2: lead by example

From #escalators to Warrior One

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than … Continue reading From #escalators to Warrior One

from your first breath

25 years ago I took my first breath. Suddenly I had an infinitely greater amount of space to stretch without getting kicked in the head. As great as that sounds, I was now alone. An Eskimo flying solo. Or so it seemed. One minute elapsed. 380 finally made his appearance. Move over, MMMBop. Boy bands are SO 90s. Duos are timeless. I could write a whole bunch about our years of growing up together, but I’ll try to keep this post short. 3 reasons why you will always be my number one best friend: 1. You are the reason why … Continue reading from your first breath

Bonus Blog Friday | nothing beats going there

Back by popular demand is another round of photo safari goodness! *hooray!* I had 4 major goals for this evening: spend “be still” time with the Lord run eat at Stubb’s BBQ fulfill a sweet tooth fantasy at Amy’s Ice Cream I’m happy to say I accomplished ALL of my goals…and even walked away with a bonus feature – a vintage treasure, if you will. (Comment for a hint. Yes, I’m going to be vague again. If you read these side musings of mine and actually comment, then I must know you and love you dearly. I see so many … Continue reading Bonus Blog Friday | nothing beats going there