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Archives for: October 2017 (6 posts)
NABWU - A Thorn Among Many Roses
October 28, 2017 @ 6:15 AM by: Richard Steinecke

So what is a man doing at the Toronto assembly of the North American Baptist Womens’ Union? A good question. I took my turn staffing the Oasis display table containing information about volunteerism and the work of Oasis. We were at the hall ... [read full post]


An Abundant Life
October 26, 2017 @ 5:19 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I was tired. Until I heard we were short-handed, I briefly toyed with the idea of skipping the Tuesday drop-in and community dinner. But, in just one evening, I had the following amazing experiences:

  • I watched a community member, wh ... [read full post]
    Someone's Gotta Do It
    October 21, 2017 @ 6:22 AM by: Richard Steinecke

    The expression: “It’s an awful job but someone’s gotta do it” came to mind this week. We had received a huge load of lettuce. A couple of hundred head. But they were wrapped in plastic and were starting to turn rotten. Abou ... [read full post]


    Home Grown Talent
    October 15, 2017 @ 4:25 PM by: Richard Steinecke

    It was all their idea. Two of our community members wondered if they could cook turkeys for Thanksgiving Tuesday. They would each take a frozen turkey home, defrost it, cook it and bring it in on the day of the meal. But there was a problem. To ha ... [read full post]


    Boys Like to Get Messy
    October 10, 2017 @ 5:59 AM by: Richard Steinecke

    What is it about boys and messes. During the last ‎heat wave we received six or seven crates of mandarins. Unfortunately they were ruined. They were covered in mould. They were oozing juice. By Tuesday dinner time they were discovered amid som ... [read full post]


    Feeling Like a Grandparent
    October 1, 2017 @ 8:12 AM by: Richard Steinecke

    I am going to be a grandfather soon. I had a taste of what it might be like recently. One of our summer students is, like me, an introvert. Over the past two years I saw him grow into a leader with his peers and some of our other volunteers. Recen ... [read full post]



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