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Archives for: August 2016 (9 posts)
It's a Wonderful Life
August 26, 2016 @ 10:59 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Andy Kokics had worked at the Oasis food bank for many years until his health deteriorated. He had no family and I anticipated a very small turnout for his memorial service. I was wrong. There were about 50 people from his building, his church and ... [read full post]


The Hug
August 25, 2016 @ 7:46 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I was so wrapped up in my own thoughts that I did not even see her. Just as we met on the sidewalk she greeted me and gave me a big hug. I had been away for a week and she wanted to know how I was doing. We chatted for a while. A few hours later I ... [read full post]


Cannonball
August 22, 2016 @ 5:16 AM by: Richard Steinecke

A smile formed on his face as he approached the water. He leaped up, grabbed his knees and cannonballed into the water. The huge splash drenched the person standing beside him and landed on the spectators in the first few rows. Did this happen at ... [read full post]


Encouragement
August 20, 2016 @ 5:12 PM by: Richard Steinecke

At the Compassion Conference I was at this week there were many stirring stories and inspiring videos. The highlight for me, though, was the sharing time. ‎Of the hundreds of people attending the conference less than a dozen came to this sessi ... [read full post]


White Privilege
August 17, 2016 @ 6:15 PM by: Richard Steinecke

At the conference on Compassion I am at this week, Micah Bournes an Afro-American speaker, talked about White Privilege. It was actually quite brave of him to do so since almost everyone in the audience was Caucasian.  Micah was respectful an ... [read full post]


'Thank You for Putting Me in Jail'
August 11, 2016 @ 6:13 AM by: Richard Steinecke

One of our community members felt like socializing today. He brought his cute dog in and had him perform some tricks with some of the volunteers. I caught up with him at the coffee table and we chatted about the dog, his grandchildren, a trip he w ... [read full post]


Staff Meeting
August 9, 2016 @ 1:24 PM by: Richard Steinecke

 In my “day job”, staff meetings are usually very efficient. We are there to get things done, and done quickly. Wasting time a mortal sin. I totally accept that approach. So I had to change a lot when I began to attend Oasis staff ... [read full post]


Amazed Again
August 5, 2016 @ 6:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Usually I am running around in the kitchen cleaning up after the Tuesday community dinner. This week there were actually a lot of people helping there so I got a chance to see what was happening in the eating area. Almost everyone was doing someth ... [read full post]


Here Take It
August 2, 2016 @ 8:08 AM by: Richard Steinecke

On the hottest day of the year I was fanning myself vigorously in the intake office. The room had zero circulation. One of our older community members came in with a striking straw hat. It really suited him, particularly on this day. I remarked on ... [read full post]



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