Basilica of St. Louis

On this Second Sunday of Advent I thought I'd feature the Basilica of St. Louis and the story of watchful waiting by a western Indian tribe in the first half of the 19th century. A delegation of four Indians from a tribe west of the Rocky Mountains came to St. Louis in the Fall of 1831 seeking a "Black Robe" to come and teach them the Catholic faith. Two of the four died in St. Louis due to … [Read more...]

Baked Goods by Juanita Jones, East Lake United Methodist Church

You can find Juanita Jones manning the baked goods tent every Saturday morning during the East Lake Farmers Market season. Mrs. Jones bakes up a variety of popular and delicious breads, cakes, cookies, pies, pastries and desserts. I can personally vouch for the baked peach pies. Those remind me of my late grandmother Martin who loved to make "fried" peach pies. The main difference is that Mrs. … [Read more...]

Patience, Grasshopper

We cannot know the future. And we must not fear the unknown. But we must listen and, through wisdom, seek to discern and understand. We often have to make choices with incomplete information. Major decisions usually involve the greatest degree of uncertainty. But we must trust that the ethical decision is the correct decision. In the end, integrity trumps rational, economic … [Read more...]