Harmony Baptist Community Church – A place of peace and reconcilliation

Last Sunday before the protests of the North Lawndale neighborhood in Chicago, I got a chance to worship with the church at Harmony Baptist Community Church, and I for sure felt united to the brothers and sisters there. Pastor Brooks to me was a very powerful holy man.


Included is a link to the celebration choir singing “O Happy Day”   https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=329790150537906&set=vb.100005207704416&type=2&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=329790150537906&set=vb.100005207704416&type=2&theater

Personal Improvement – Breakfeast every Friday – Wrigley Field – Chicago

For the last several months I have given myself a treat. I live a very busy life I manage a company, I am trying to get a photography business of the ground, I have a young family and honestly I have very little time for myself. On Friday mornings I have a ritual, I go to the McDonald’s Restaurant on Clark Avenue across from Wrigley Field. I have breakfast and for 30 minutes I think about baseball and sometimes read my bible. I feel that this time is sacred God and Baseball, this has become a ritual for me. Do you have a ritual?

Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field

West Ukranian Village Church – Beauty is never far

ukranian_church1 (1 of 1)Chicago is a very surprising city. I love its diversity, its neighborhoods and above all its architecture. It has an old world charm but in an American city. In a quiet corner of Chicago’s Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods the Ukrainian Autocepholous Orthodox Cathedral is located. For many years I have walked or driven by. I have no information about this church building or its members but I think this wonderful testament of how wonderful Chicago is.

One Year Anniversary on Word Press!

Today is the one year anniversary of the Charlie Billups blog! Thanks so much for being on this inspiring journey with me. Please continue to support me in all the adventures and news gathering that takes place by commenting and becoming a participant . If you have a story that needs photography please include me. We are here to help!

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