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Archives for: November 2017 (6 posts)
My Busy Week
November 27, 2017 @ 2:05 PM by: Richard Steinecke

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Combining our Volunteers Recruitment Conference with our Volunteers Recognition Celebration this Friday (December 1st) means a long day. And, while we are at it, how about tossing in a Spanish Cul ... [read full post]

The Melt Down
November 24, 2017 @ 6:52 AM by: Richard Steinecke

In my day job in a professional office environment I hardly ever see explosions of anger. Usually feelings of frustration are either controlled or diverted in passive-aggressive behaviour. At Oasis most of our community members are patient and con ... [read full post]

That Which Has Been Lost Has Been Found
November 18, 2017 @ 7:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The job description for Oasis volunteers is: do what needs to be done. One of our community members lost her wallet. A kind citizen found it. The wallet did not contain the owner’s contact information but did contain an Oasis Food Bank card. ... [read full post]

Relax, Calm Down, You are Under Stress
November 12, 2017 @ 1:53 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Stress is infectious. When I am under stress I often don’t realize that I am creating anxiety for people around me. Last Tuesday we had a large group and I was helping with the cooking as well as trying to connect with people in the drop-in ... [read full post]

Prayer Huddle
November 11, 2017 @ 8:51 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I am praying as I write this. One of our community members is at this very moment travelling to a Remembrance Day service where her father will be honoured. He died 11 years ago. Our community member shared memories she had of him including about ... [read full post]

A Small Minnow in a Big Lake
November 4, 2017 @ 6:34 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Our numbers were down. The cheques came out a day or two before. The weather had turned nasty. People were celebrating Halloween. We had a chance to have conversations with community members we often don’t get to talk with a lot. One person ... [read full post]

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