First United Methodist Church, Mishawaka, Indiana
A group of eight persons met for the first time in a home on July 19, 1835. By a year later, the size of the Methodist Episcopal society had outgrown a home setting. The building of a meeting house on a lot donated by one of the society’s members began in September of 1936. The…
Grub on the Road Food Friday: Miami Fusion Cafe, Denver, NC
First, a little bit about the food, then what really impressed me about this place. Small, strip mall setting with 9 tables inside and a couple more outside, the decorations pay homage to Miami, as well as Cuba, with street signs such as Hialeah, Ocean and SW 8th St, a clipping of snow in Miami…
Around the Block: Charles Town, WV
A work trip took me through the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. I took some time to walk around the downtown section. The town was founded by George Washington’s youngest brother, Charles. The claim to fame for the town is the setting of the trial of John Brown and his conspirators in the raid at…
Stories from the Road: Thoughts on dealing with a bad day
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” has been a favorite since I learned it in junior high. I suppose it’s taught to you at that level to get you to think about…
Stories from the Road: Musing about the Breakfast Potato
What constitutes a breakfast potato?
St. Mary’s Chapel at Thompson Park, Charlotte
During my days as an Uber driver, I started a personal project during Lent of 2016 to chronicle the some of the churches around Charlotte and to specifically pray for the ministry and the people there. St. Mary’s Chapel was the first of my project.
Around the Block: Durham, NC
Had a hour to kill while waiting for a train. So, I took a walk around the block to see what I could find.
Memorial Day 2022
A reminder to take a moment on Monday to remember those who sacrifice their lives for the cause of freedom
The Undeliberate Road
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” from “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau In the fall of 2015,…