When Life Is Aflame With Hard Things — Ashes

It’s enough to make a woman give up traveling. A month ago, during a much-anticipated trip to Nashville, TN, to spend the weekend with our four sons, I wound up languishing for 24 hours in a hospital with cardiac issues. Fast-forward to last week’s long-awaited trip to Chicago for the Moody Bible College Founders Week –– …

What’s Brewing? On Hipsters, Conservatives and the Power of Coffee

Coffee’s just coffee — right? Maybe. I spent the weekend in Nashville, Tennessee recently, visiting three of our four sons. Yes, all three left Indiana to live in that great little city to the south and I love going there. Nashville has a unique flavor that has very little to do with country music. There’s just this …

What’s Brewing? In Search of the Perfect Blend

On a recent trip to Chicago to visit my son and daughter-in-law, I visited two coffee shops. In the same day. Whenever I’m traveling, I love checking out coffee shops, soaking up the unique ambiance, people-watching and, of course, snagging a good cup of coffee. A coffee shop that stands out in recent memory is Headquarters, …