Baptism: An Outward Sign Of An Inward Faith

Last weekend, I had the incredible pleasure of being baptized alongside the love of my life. Here is the video that our church did of the event – can you spot Jasmine and I in there?

 

 

Friends, family and others reading this will be confused because I grew up christian, so here is the testimony that I wrote in preparation for this humble and public declaration of faith: Read more…

No Regrets When You Dine At Bavette’s

no regrets when you eat at bavettes chicagoWe heard that Bavette’s was nice, but as they opened the door between the small unimposing hostess booth and the restaurant, we were awestruck. Sprawled out before us was a large, bustling, dimly lit space, filled with beautiful furniture and excited diners.

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Chicago’s Best Sandwich Lives Up To The Hype

Chicago’s Best Sandwich Lives Up To The HypeLast year, Time Out Chicago published a list of Chicago’s 50 best sandwiches. It took me around eight months, but my wife and I finally made our way over to the Old Oak Tap for their BLT, the top sandwich on the list. Read more…

A Journey To Paradise With Ron Zacapa at Havana Chicago

A Journey To Paradise With Ron Zacapa at Havana ChicagoThe other night I had the pleasure of taking a magical journey from Chicago to the cloudy peaks of Guatemalan mountains and finally, the Caribbean island of Cuba. Havana Chicago was kind enough to host a night of food and drink with Ron Zacapa, a smooth, delicious South American rum. Read more…

Beautiful People: A Little Job Search Help Goes A Long Way

Beautiful People: A Little Job Search Help Goes A Long WayBeautiful People is driven by brave warriors humble enough to tell their stories. It gives hope to the hopeless and heals our blindness, exposing misconceptions about the down and out – beautiful people living on the fringe.

I met “L.” a couple of months ago…he was such a beautiful young man who showed up every night at the meal site to voluntarily serve the poor. He was 21 years old, shy and quiet but his very aura just oozed sweetness. After a while I asked him if he worked another job? He said he couldn’t find a job Read more…

Beautiful People: To Sleep A Night In His Bed

Beautiful People: To Sleep A Night In His BedBeautiful People is driven by brave warriors humble enough to tell their stories. It gives hope to the hopeless and heals our blindness, exposing misconceptions about the down and out – beautiful people living on the fringe.

Monday, I went for a walk with my wheel chair bound friend from the meal site. As we walked, the place where a man sleeps under a porch on top of rocks. I saw his dirty wet sleeping bag. We walked one more block down into my friend’s back yard and there, Read more…

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