Garbio: Seven Godly Lessons from the Dutch Mafia

  – By Cleo Lampos Garbio.  That’s the name they gave to the Dutchmen who hauledChicago’s refuse to the dumps at the beginning of the 1900’s.  Over a century ago, immigrants from Holland gravitated to the lowly job of garbage collector.  Through diligent work, Garbio transformed trash removal into the…

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Another Day, Another Challenge

                        Another Day, Another Challenge                         By Marjorie Strebe, Guest Blogger               Preparing for Michelle’s first day at a new school, I attempted to inform the staff how my little first grader faked illness or injury for attention, but they cut me off.             “Mrs. Strebe, how many children…

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Remembering Newtown, CT

        The bright holiday lights of the Christmas season did not shine for 27 minutes in Oak Lawn, Illinois  starting at seven o’clock on December 27, 2012. All over the city, residents unplugged their Christmas tree lights and other lawn decorations.  Block after block of darkness wrapped the city with…

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