Wednesday, the First Week of Advent: Children of God, the Gift of Adoption

We are all Children of God You aren’t an accident. Things don’t just happen for an unknown reason.  God created you, he made those around you. He placed you in a family, exactly where you need to be and the Read More …

Memories of My Father on the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Who remembers VJ Day? How many of the past few generations even know what V-J Day is all about? The Victory over Japan (VJ) is the day the Japanese officially accepted the surrender terms from the Allied Nations on August Read More …

4th of July Traditions

It is during the holidays you miss your family being all together and the traditions of the 4th of July. Parades, watermelon, laying in the grass watching the fireworks and then going home to set off your own. Happy 4th Read More …

Visiting the United States Marine Corps National Museum

Recently I had the honor and privilege of visiting the National Marine Corps Museum with one of my Marine sons and it was amazing! As another Marine who was visiting said excitingly “This place is like Mecca to a Marine” Read More …

Old Chinatown in Chicago

Chicago’s Chinatown was just about what I expected. Every big city has its own cultural diversity, each has their own neighborhood where they live, shop and gather. If you have never been to China or a metropolitan Chinatown then it’s Read More …

Where Edgewater Chicago can change your mind about Chicago being a friendly city

Weekend Trip Chicago Style Not For Tourists Illustrated Guide to Chicago (Not for Tourists Guide to Chicago) Chicago has the reputation of being a dangerous town, a corrupt city, and a dirty city. Even though it is the third largest Read More …

Patriotic Video That Gets It Right

The Best Patriotic Video Across the internet are scores of videos with patriotic songs, words, and performers that inspire and lift the heart. My plan this Independence Day weekend was to post several of my favorite patriotic videos here, and I had Read More …

My Dad a WWII, D-Day Veteran

My Role Honoring Veterans of WWII How did you spend your nineteenth birthday? For my Dad on June 7, 1944 he spent that day sitting on a gunner of a destroyer overlooking the beach of France. It was D-Day, code Read More …

God’s Blessings and Easter Miracle Stories

Easter Miracle Stories Can Happen I believe in Gods’ blessings and the Easter miracle stories because I witnessed a personal Easter miracle. Many of you hear of Easter miracles stories and casually dismiss their validity. You may patiently listen, smile Read More …

Marine Mom Challenge Coin

Look what I just found! A Marine Mom Challenge Coin, I didn’t even know they made them. If my Marine Corps sons ever read my blog this is a big hint for my birthday, Mothers Day, or Christmas. (no more Read More …