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Tangible faith

Baton Rouge area flooding~August 2016 (click to enlarge or to source, and then back-arrow to return to blog article).

Baton Rouge area flooding~August 2016 (click to enlarge or to source, and then back-arrow to return to blog article).

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Helping Katrina victims Evacuated to Houston. • Confronting the hurt and the pain. • How can we help the Baton Rouge victims?

I WAS IN HOUSTON ALMOST EXACTLY 11 YEARS AGO WHEN NEW ORLEANS WAS HIT BY HURRICANE KATRINA, one of the most damaging US hurricanes ever.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A game-changer: children helping starving children. • 100 kids and adults packaged 12,000 meals in 2 hours. • I look terrific in a hairnet! • Takeaways. LAST WEEK I ROLLED UP AT 7 AM (YES, I CRAWLED OUT OF BED AT 5:30 AM ON A SATURDAY). To my horror, the registration lady said “You can’t do this, because you are wearing sandals.… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Photo of my grand-daughter Kara at the Prom. • I had only once before visited a homeless establishment, even though I’ve been in church all my life. • My avoidance and ignorance has now been replaced by a deep respect. • A practical mix of compassion and discipline leads to an inspiring success story.

Kara, my grand-daughter, looking gorgeous before the 2016 Prom (click to enlarge, then back-arrow to return to blog).

Kara, my grand-daughter, looking gorgeous before the 2016 Prom (click to enlarge, then back-arrow to return to blog).… More

WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • A prostitute crashes a dinner party. • With a crazy act of love, she becomes the center of attention. • The host secretly blasts her act of love. • A guest uses the gift of mental telepathy to criticize the host. • He then calls out the woman and rewards her. • The cozy dinner-party atmosphere is blown to bits.… More

WHAT’S IN THIS ARTICLE? • The Neewollah festival. • Results of the pageant…..two young ladies (one is my g-daughter). • Why I admire these two young ladies.

THE NEEWOLLAH FESTIVAL. Independence is a small town in southeast Kansas, not far from Bartlesville in Oklahoma. Only about 10,000 people. Surrounded by a vibrant farming community: corn, beans, and cattle. Oh yes, and quite a few oil and gas wells.… More

GroupAt the Roadrunner Foodbank in Albuquerque I joined eight folks from a Meetup group to lend a hand. I confess I didn’t know what they did there, except it was about food. I imagined a hard-scrabble organization, just getting by in a dilapidated building. I wore an old pair of jeans and a tattered T-shirt to be prepared for scrubbing floors, cleaning furniture, and painting walls.… More

This article is dedicated to Garland and Sylvianna, who are featured below and are also getting married this coming Saturday. Congratulations!

Praying is good. Offering tangible help is good. Praying is easy. Offering and providing tangible help is harder. The following are some inspiring recent examples of tangible help that have come to my attention:

Morgan Fox (click to enlarge, then back-arrow to return to blog).

Morgan Fox

>>From my grand-daughter Morgan.… More

Last Saturday morning I received a request to help a neighbor.Well, not exactly a neighbor in my subdivision, but an acquaintance that I know from a home Bible study. The recent week of rain in New Mexico broke the worst two-year drought on record, but also caused local flooding. It was an extension of the rains which caused the terrifying floods along the Front Range in Colorado.… More

As I drove into the gas station, I saw her squatting on the curb with her head down and covered by a gray hood. My first thought was that she was crying, and a tiny voice said maybe she was homeless and despairing on New Year’s Eve. While I was filling up my tank, I glanced back and saw that this small-framed girl was fingering her cellphone, and I assumed she must have been a high-schooler.… More

About 600 folks from a local church called Sagebrush met at 8 am on Saturday morning. Their job: to distribute presents in four Albuquerque locations to parents who have no money to buy Christmas presents this year, and to provide lunch for them and their kids. 200 people-of-the-pews headed to a local high school, where adults and their children pitched in to help: wrapping presents, cutting sandwiches and cake, decorating the rooms, and laying out games and arts and crafts for the kids of the visitors.… More

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