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Archives for: January 2017 (5 posts)
Muslims are Welcome at Oasis
January 30, 2017 @ 6:48 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Words cannot express our horror and sadness at the Quebec Mosque events of last night. At Oasis we are proud that our country and our organization receive, not ban Syrian refugees. We have appreciated the contributions of our Muslim community memb ... [read full post]

Spontaneous Generosity
January 27, 2017 @ 7:35 AM by: Richard Steinecke

“I don’t have to cook for two days” said the volunteer as he helped with the cleanup after our Tuesday community meal. When the meal is over, community members are allowed to take a container of left overs home. We are particular ... [read full post]

Throwing Plans Out the Window
January 18, 2017 @ 4:09 PM by: Richard Steinecke

There is an old Yiddish proverb that says “People plan, God laughs”. While the view that God laughs at us is doubtful, it is true that our plans are not always Gods plans. Sometimes we just need to shelve our plans and deal with the ci ... [read full post]

One Onion
January 13, 2017 @ 11:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

“For an onion. One onion.” The community member was visibly upset as he told me his tale. He is regular at the local plaza. It is a place he can go to get out of his small and dingy room. It is a major part of his community. He estimat ... [read full post]

January 7, 2017 @ 11:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Like most people, during that brief lull at the beginning of each year I try to set some priorities for the coming year. This year doing so is particularly important as the Board of Oasis is setting aside most of a Saturday to do some serious stra ... [read full post]

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