Monthly Archives: April 2008

To Be Part of the Ocean

I’m sitting at the soundboard at the Front Porch, a concert is underway, and I just finished the last pages of Mitch Albom’s 1997 book, Tuesdays with Morrie. It’s gotten a lot of acclaim, this book has. Everybody who reads … Continue reading

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Center-City Springfield: East Commercial St.

The second place our photographic tour of Center-City Springfield will take us is East Commercial Street. If you have not read the introduction to this tour, now would be the time for that. When North Springfield was founded, it was … Continue reading

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Center-City Springfield: West Commercial St.

The first place our photographic tour of Center-City Springfield will take us is West Commercial Street. If you have not read the introduction to this tour, now would be the time for that. Here is a street shot from the … Continue reading

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Center-City Springfield: A Photographic Tour

I love my mission field. Back when I was 17 and 18 looking for the right place to re-locate and attend college, I was wary about Springfield, Missouri. First, it was too easy. It’s the city where both my parents … Continue reading

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Not Alone

Despite the apparent uniqueness of the Front Porch, it is great to see that there are others out there dreaming and doing the Way of Jesus in ways we can relate to. Back in December I wrote about one example … Continue reading

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Red Letter Ramblings

One very formidable trend that has developed with Generations X and Y (for lack of better terms) is the desire to be a “Red-Letter Christian”. For the uninitiated, many editions of the Bible print the words of Jesus in red, … Continue reading

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