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Archives for: January 2018 (6 posts)
Reconciliation No. 2
January 30, 2018 @ 7:26 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I have written previously about a community member who had grown from a previous position of hostility to certain groups to genuinely trying to understand Jesus’ message of love and acceptance. Recently he came to me in physical pain. I coul ... [read full post]


Reconciliation No. 1
January 27, 2018 @ 7:04 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Under my public exterior I can be quite sensitive. I was deeply affected emotionally when one of our community members lashed out at me for an extended period of time in what was obviously displaced anger. I kept my cool, but it hurt. I also felt ... [read full post]


Growing
January 18, 2018 @ 5:30 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I scratch my head when people say that a certain prominent person is too old to change. I am just ten years younger than him and I am changing all the time. My whole life I have been “Mr. Task Orientated”. Sitting around and talking ma ... [read full post]


What You Said Stayed With Me
January 14, 2018 @ 6:16 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I was furious. A community member, who was a follower of Jesus, said an incredibly insensitive thing in front of another person. In fact it was hurtful. I apologized to the other person and then I spoke to the community member. My anger was not we ... [read full post]


More Hidden Talent
January 9, 2018 @ 5:28 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I have mentioned before how many of our community members have abilities we never imagined. Over the last few weeks one of our volunteers grabbed moments between his other duties to colour a picture with the few markers we had available. His atten ... [read full post]


Starting Off the Year Right
January 6, 2018 @ 5:52 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I find there is a “sweet spot” between the chaos of Christmas and the busyness of New Year where one can relax, eat chocolate and reflect. That sweet spot ends this coming Monday morning. This brief interlude provides a unique opportun ... [read full post]



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