Monday, January 12, 2009

Good News from Mary Beth for January 12, 2009

Michigan Avenue Bridge: A Chicago icon's makeover begins

The City of Chicago began restoring sidewalks and handrails on the historic downtown Michigan Avenue Bridge today -- the first step in a multistage project that will stretch until June, disrupt pedestrian traffic and cost in the neighborhood of $3.5 million. Check out the story here.

Editing the Dictionary: The Triumph of Ideology

Lisa Saunders of County Down in Northern Ireland has four children, ages 7 to 14. As you might expect, she has plenty of experience helping them with their homework.

But nothing in her experience prepared her what she recently discovered while helping her son. Click here to read the rest of this Breakpoint commentary.

The Value of Preparation - A Devotion (Number 19 in a series)

Matthew recounts Jesus' telling of the parable of the wise virgins and foolish virgins. Does it have any application to life today? Click here to read the devotion.

This devotion is number nineteen in a series. View the whole series here.

Extra touch of warmth

There is something primal about a fireplace. The jabber and pop of a seasoned log, the hypnotic dance of flame - it's an irresistible sensory experience. But a fireplace is an inefficient source of heat. Warm to the details here.

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