Througheyesofchild

At least once or twice a month my daughter relates how a customer at the restaurant where she manages blew up at her or another staff member, or how a customer devoured 95% of the meal and then claimed it was inedible and demanded a refund. Recently my wife told me about a man who was so furious with the city that he told those who were waiting on him that he hoped their houses would burn down. I must admit that the reality of original sin was driven home to me every Christmas season that I worked for JC Penney, waiting on impatient or greedy customers. We often cringe when we see or hear bad behavior, especially when kids are present. We don’t want them to pick up such bad attitudes or mimic such bad behaviors. We encourage them to stay away from such people.

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“In outer space, no one can hear you scream.” So read the foreboding advertisement for the 1979 sci-fi thriller, Alien. Sometimes fictional space creatures don’t provide the biggest scare. Having recently watched the box office hit, Gravity several weeks ago, I can say that I came away more uneasy from that than from watching yesteryear’s Alien. Here’s why:

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CUAA-50th

Yesterday (Sept 29) “our Concordia,” Concordia University, Ann Arbor, celebrated its 50th anniversary with two events. The first was an excellent worship service in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity. It was truly a service of praise and thanksgiving to God. For a service to fulfill that aim, there needs to be a lot of singing. Good singing. You expect a service of prayer and preaching to live up to its title with those elements done well; you expect to receive the Lord’s Supper in the Mass.

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