Sunday Morning Feeder Friends and a Perfect Bowling Score on the XBox

We didn't get to church yesterday morning because of the snow. I have to admit it, missing church is exciting like when I was a kid and we left for vacation on Sunday morning. I think that happened once. For a guy with anxiety who spent over thirty years in church work, missing church is …

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Therapy Thoughts for a Sunday: Religion

These are really more questions for a Sunday rather than therapy thoughts. Do you attend church? Do you consider yourself a religious person? Have you always attended church? If your church is part of a denomination, have you always belonged to the same one? If you don’t attend, are there reasons why? If you’ll take …

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Pictures of an Old Grain Elevator Brought Back to Life as the Chic Antiques Market

I love old buildings. Evidently, I'm not alone. I scroll through posts on Facebook and Instagram and look at countless photos of abandoned buildings that are crumbling from time and disuse. The old Gibbard Grain Elevator in Imlay City is not one of those buildings that will eventually lie in ruins because no one loves …

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Growing Up Lapeer: Sweeney’s Bakery and the Metamora Landfill

I was a janitor while I was in high school. Every Wednesday after school and Saturday mornings I had to clean an office. I emptied the trash, cleaned the bathrooms, swept and mopped the floors. As jobs go, it wasn't difficult, and it did have some perks. I had my own mop bucket with one …

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Growing Up Lapeer: Bud Guest and the Sunny Side of the Street Club

I have always liked elevator music. I remember my mom had easy listening music on in the house while she was doing her Leave It To Beaver kind of thing. She didn't wear a dress all day, but everything else followed a well-written script, right down to sprinkling clothes before ironing with water from a …

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A Gang of Boys Had a Blast at a Trampoline Park

I think probably every small community has its own group of boys that remind everyone of the movie, "Sandlot." I know we do. These boys are together all the time, through the school year and summer. My grandson celebrated his birthday and invited his friends to join him at a trampoline park. What did we …

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