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Archives for: August 2019 (4 posts)
Listening is a Ministry
August 19, 2019 @ 7:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I have never been accused of being a good listener. I tend to be thinking about the next task. Last week, however, at the food bank a number of people came up to me to tell me their views of life or about their personal history. Their enthusiasm i ... [read full post]


Feeling Crabby
August 12, 2019 @ 10:45 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I try hard not to let people “press my buttons” at Oasis. But sometimes when I know someone well, l succumb. Recently a volunteer who is just about as impatient as I am expressed frustration because a door was locked and no one with a ... [read full post]


Privilege
August 9, 2019 @ 4:12 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The only parking spot was right outside the doors at Oasis. Normally, for the other parts of my life, getting a prime parking spot is a good thing. However this time there were half a dozen people waiting for the start of our community dinner. One ... [read full post]


It is Way too Early to Say Goodbye
August 2, 2019 @ 1:58 PM by: Richard Steinecke

This week we said goodbye to our first summer staff person. She had started early to help set up the program and participate in some of our spring outreach activities. We were so pleased to have her arrive in June; the anticipation of great things ... [read full post]



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