Nothing has terrorized me like finding out I was going to be a dad. I had hardly ever interacted with a baby before. Sleep and laziness were my top priorities.
If we are going to obsess over generations, we should do so more over the generation that is departing us. The beach we are currently losing through seasonal fluctuations in water levels may come back.
It used to be that we worshiped the trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That was a different age. Now it seems that it is more popular to worship the trinity of me, myself and I.
Let’s get the cliche out of the way right off the bat. This will not be “goodbye.” This will be “see you later.”
Our privacy rights are being compromised on a regular basis.
In May, community columnist Mark Smith paid tribute to his mother for Mother’s Day. Now, with Father’s Day nearing, he remembers his dad.
Like so many parents in West Michigan and across the country, we had a high school senior graduate last month.
Tomorrow, June 6, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day — the largest seaborne invasion in history when Allied forces landed on the beach of Normandy during World War II.
In February, I experienced a major crisis. I simultaneously lost my home and was suspended without pay from my job. Humiliated, I began calling my friends to ask for a place to stay.
Fred worked 35 years at the Tribune, including the last 20 as managing editor before retiring in 1998. Fred was one of the most respected editors in the state. He was the key factor in the growth of the Tribune.
There are many things about babysitting and growing up in a neighborhood filled with kids that are universal experiences.
Poppies are not included in a typical spring flower garden, but when they are present, the deep-red petals and black centers on a tall stem are a focal point of beauty.
I felt like maybe we could all use a break from the bruising, the repeated assuming of motives, the pretending to know where it is that all of us come from and why on many different issues.
The really trying times — difficult though they were — led to some very good things happening.
The question for the Christian is what does love of God and love of neighbor require? What does a true respect for the sanctity of life require?