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Archives for: February 2016 (9 posts)
Giddy - February 23, 2016
February 26, 2016 @ 3:38 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Here were grown men, all past 40. Some well past. And they were giddy with excitement. Deliveries today from the Daily Bread Food Bank and Second Harvest had tripled their usual supplies. And it was a lot of work carrying it all to the Food Room a ... [read full post]

The Concept of Time - February 18, 2016
February 26, 2016 @ 3:36 PM by: Richard Steinecke

In their book “When Helping Hurts”, Corbett and Fikkert talk about how different cultures view time. In Canada and the United States, time is viewed as finite resource. Every moment must be used or it is lost forever. To do lists are e ... [read full post]

Celebrating Victories - February 17, 2016
February 26, 2016 @ 3:32 PM by: Richard Steinecke

One of our longest serving and active community members was oozing excitement. He had to speak with me the moment I came in. He had obtained a good full time job that suited his talents. “It has been three years” he told me. I was thri ... [read full post]

Out of the Mouths - February 10, 2016
February 26, 2016 @ 3:29 PM by: Richard Steinecke

The shipment of vitamins from World Vision arrived. Six huge boxes of containers. 180 tablets in each container. Many members of our community will benefit from this. The very next day we had a group of students from two local churches visiting us ... [read full post]

An Accountant's Guide to the Universe
February 26, 2016 @ 3:27 PM by: Richard Steinecke

It was time to go to the kitchen to oversee the cleanup. But a community member was regaling me with facts and figures about the universe. The numbers rolled of his tongue with ease. Billions of years here. Tens of thousands of kilometres an hour ... [read full post]

You're Feeding Them Junk
February 26, 2016 @ 3:25 PM by: Richard Steinecke

The shopping cart was full. Very full. Cases of tomato sauce, beans, and evaporated milk almost obscured the 24 packages of pasta and the oatmeal sitting in the back of the cart. The woman in front of me in the checkout line looked at the cart and ... [read full post]

The Building - January 27, 2016
February 26, 2016 @ 3:22 PM by: Richard Steinecke

The young man sat there quietly. I apologized to him for the wait but most of our intake volunteers were away. He received the apology graciously. He wasn’t into American football. Or politics. Or world events. He was even a bit reluctant to ... [read full post]

Turn the Other Cheek -January 26, 2016
February 26, 2016 @ 3:20 PM by: Richard Steinecke

He had almost been asked to leave. Twice. For his angry verbal outbursts. He had been angry with me for suggesting that he let the “insults” of the others go. I had been criticized for not being a Christian for not taking his side beca ... [read full post]

Pastor - January 20, 2106
February 26, 2016 @ 3:17 PM by: Richard Steinecke

“You are the Pastor, right?” she asked. I replied that I was just a volunteer at the Food Bank. She told me that she thought I was the Pastor because I stood around and talked with people. In fact, she told me, I feel more comfortable ... [read full post]

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