Insulting the Pride of an Owner: Part II


What on earth could have made me ask the proud owner behind his deli counter about the messy state of the street and sidewalk outside his business?

The streets weren’t his business. That was the job of the politicians and leaders of the city.

His business was offering six differing crusts for his perfected brick oven pizza and giving his city his very best for the last 3 decades.

The night of my unfortunate situation, customers continued to come bringing their own wine to what may have been the highlight of their week. They walked by the trash to the treasure.

He is the unsung urban hero who holds his head up high…perhaps the reason he doesn’t fixate on the trash just outside his door.

To be continued…

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Even if the box is tarnished, you have to open it to find the jewel.

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV


Recent Posts

See All

Fireworks & Fireflies & Firmament

The Fourth fireworks over dozens of small Upstate towns was mesmerizing and couldn’t help but bring to mind the line, “Bombs bursting in air.” It was reminiscent of when crowds would gather to watch t

When Your House is Complete, Will You Be?

“When you finally finish everything in your house, it’ll be time to move.” So said my wise spiritual father who was an accomplished builder in his own right. He had constructed his house from the grou

The Deadline Doorway: Is Yours Open or Shut?

Deadlines conjure up either stress or excitement. Some athletes are called “money players.” They love playing under pressure. That’s when they step it up as the clock ticks down. When goal-oriented pe