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Archives for: June 2016 (9 posts)
Walking Down the Street
June 30, 2016 @ 7:08 AM by: Richard Steinecke

A trip to the Tim Hortons down the road from Oasis on a sunny afternoon made me feel part of the community. While there I met a community member who shared his frustration at the Portuguese football team at the Euro Cup. No sooner had I left the s ... [read full post]

Never a Dull Moment
June 28, 2016 @ 5:23 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I was on intake at the Food Bank for the first time. It was a bit of a challenge for me as I am not intuitive on most computer programs. ‎My first new client was pleasantly talkative. When I asked what languages she spoke, she said: 'English a ... [read full post]

Task Orientated
June 23, 2016 @ 5:49 AM by: Richard Steinecke

As I have mentioned before, I tend to be task orientated. To a fault. The other day I was walking quickly to the subway in order to join my mom for dinner at her retirement home. I could see up ahead that the light was going to change soon. I coul ... [read full post]

Rotten Tomatoes
June 21, 2016 @ 5:58 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The tomato came flying through the air, glancing off the forehead of our intake worker and splattering against the wall. It was followed by a stream of abusive language. She then threw a booklet at another staff person. Our community member accuse ... [read full post]

Making an Impression
June 17, 2016 @ 5:44 AM by: Richard Steinecke

When I first met Simone, Manuel and Jan, they were enthusiastic young adults in their early twenties. As part of an internship experience, they had travelled from Germany to Canada and were already helping out in a local church. They were looking ... [read full post]

What Do We Do that No One Else Does?
June 13, 2016 @ 7:15 AM by: Richard Steinecke

As part of our strategic planning process staff discussed this question. In our vicinity there are a lot of Food Banks and a lot of community dinners. Indeed, every service we offer is also done by others. But in discussion staff members believe t ... [read full post]

Giving Back
June 9, 2016 @ 7:07 AM by: Richard Steinecke

She came storming into to Food Bank slightly out of breath with two heavy bags. “I have some food I want to donate” she panted. I helped her unload the bags. Included were eight containers of pasta sauce, something we were running out ... [read full post]

God Forbid
June 7, 2016 @ 10:40 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I have read and studied the parable of the tenants in Luke 20 many times. When discussing it recently at our Oasis small group Bible study I was taken by the words “God forbid”. This is what the original hearers of the parable said whe ... [read full post]

Caribbean Prayer
June 2, 2016 @ 9:07 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Most groups of people develop their own art forms that reflect, amaze and inspire its members. When Christianity was dominant in a culture, much of the greatest art of the times (e.g., music, writing and painting) reflected Christian themes. Today ... [read full post]

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