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Archives for: May 2016 (8 posts)
Relative Compassion
May 30, 2016 @ 12:33 PM by: Richard Steinecke

I would have thought that our community members who use the Food Bank and participate in our Community Kitchen would be supportive of their less fortunate homeless brothers and sisters “begging” on the streets. That may not always be t ... [read full post]

May 26, 2016 @ 5:19 PM by: Richard Steinecke

One of the great things about parables is their paradoxical nature. Last week we looked at the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. Our discussion leader’s main point is that we often fool ourselves when interpreting life’s experiences ... [read full post]

Breaking the Record
May 24, 2016 @ 4:34 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Most of the time, breaking a record is a good thing. Fastest 10K run. Maximum GDP the country has ever produced. Highest rate of high school graduation ever. However, some records are not worthy of praise. As I write this India reached the hottest ... [read full post]

May 21, 2016 @ 5:54 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Clients have often told me that one of my greatest strengths is that I am focused, task orientated and efficient. One of my greatest weaknesses is that I am focused, task orientated and efficient. Last Tuesday I was busily overseeing the clean up ... [read full post]

May 15, 2016 @ 6:13 PM by: Richard Steinecke

“We will no longer provide soap in the men’s washroom.” Our landlord had had enough. Soap was continuously disappearing. The landlord had installed an expensive dispensing machine firmly affixed to the wall. Inside the machine wa ... [read full post]

After Effects
May 13, 2016 @ 6:07 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Some events disappear into forgotten history immediately. Others have ongoing effects. Our “Be a Food Bank Client for a Morning Event” last Saturday seems to be falling into the second category. Not only has there been an ongoing buzz ... [read full post]

Can You Bring Your Mother to That?
May 8, 2016 @ 5:49 AM by: Richard Steinecke

How many things do we do in our lives where we would feel comfortable bringing our mother? That is a pretty good test to apply to our choices. Yesterday I brought my mom to the special Oasis event “Be a Food Bank Client for a Morning”. ... [read full post]

Learning From Each Other
May 6, 2016 @ 7:08 AM by: Richard Steinecke

We were looking at the parable of the lost coin. I had studied it many times in the past and heard many sermons on it. I thought I knew what it meant. The woman was God and we were the lost coin. But in our group study, one of our community member ... [read full post]

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