Of note. Oct. 4, 2017

highs & lows observed


  1. It is homecoming week at Aurora Christian School, where Diana is a freshman, but their world has been upended by a tragic home going.  Two students were in a  head-on accident returning from a golf tournament last evening, and Nate Kok, a junior, did not survive the crash.  The ACS community is mourning the loss, with all high school students together this morning for prayer and grieving.  Diana did not know Nate, but a recognition of the thin line between life and death has hit her hard. There has been a theme/activity planned for each day this week, and today’s was Disney.  That was, of course, called off, as the hard bite of reality superseded Disney fantasy.
  2. We haven’t had rain here in Chicago for weeks; it seems like months. Even the most fastidious lawn care neighbors have given up keeping their yards green. Mine looks like a hayfield.  So, when I headed out the door this morning for the annual grade school walk/bike to school event with my 2nd grader and 4th grader, it is–of course–raining.  We persevered and it was fun.  It was a light rain and easily navigated with two umbrellas.  But I didn’t see the usual Chick-fil-a cow greeting kids outside the school.  That’s OK.  I don’t like soggy cattle.



About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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