Had technically difficulties converting to an mp3 file... but here at last is the audio for our choir who sang "In Flanders Field." This was our anthem to commemorate our veterans in the world on Veteran's Day.
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.'
'Funny thing is,' he smiled, 'when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.'
4And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. 5Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
UNDERWEAR CAMPAIGN Listing of Drop Sites:
St. Albans Church, 3510 W. Central Park, Davenport IA
Trinity Episcopal Church, 121 W 12th Street, Davenport IA
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Central Park, Davenport IA
Blue Grass Presbyterian Church,337 W. Lotte Street, Blue Grass IA
Sacred City Church, Davenport IA
Center for Active Seniors, 1035 W Kimberly Road, Davenport IA
The Hair Society, 1610 State Street, Bettendorf IA
Various Catholic Churches:
Our Lady of Victory, 4105 N. Division Street, Davenport, IA
Our Lady of Lourdes, 711 15th Street, Bettendorf, IA
Holy Family, 1923 4097 Fillmore Street, Davenport, IA
St. John Vianney, 4097 18th Street, Bettendorf, IA
St. Pauls the Apostle, 916 E. Rusholme Street, Davenport, IA
St. Anthonys, 417 Main Street, Davenport, IA
Ritzi Reruns, 1612 W. Locust Street, Davenport IA
Stuff Etc, 3568 N. Brady, Davenport IA
Studio K, 3357 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, IA
Bettendorf Financial Consultants, 1717 State Street Suite 101, Bettendorf, IA