Supermarket food – where do the leftovers go, and why should we care?
August 29, 2015
Supermarket food: At 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.What I imagined was a hard-scrabble organization, just getting by in a dilapidated building. I wore an old pair of jeans and … More “Supermarket food – where do the leftovers go, and why should we care?”
Inspiring Stories: Praying versus Offering Tangible Help
May 29, 2015
Inspiring Stories – 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 … More “Inspiring Stories: Praying versus Offering Tangible Help”
Out of the Pews and Walking the Talk
February 16, 2014
At 7:30 am on a Saturday morning, I was sipping my latte amongst a gathering of church folk, all of whom had their work clothes on. The young woman standing next to me smiled. Jessica could not have been more than 30, and appeared to be alone.
Her Christian faith was relevant, or she would … More “Out of the Pews and Walking the Talk”
Wisdom from Kara: 16-years old
December 26, 2013
“Write an essay on what you would like to change about your school or community”.This was the instruction from a teacher to my grand-daughter Kara. Here is what she wrote (bullet points are mine):
• “If I could change one thing about my community I would make a group for underprivileged or alienated people. Many … More “Wisdom from Kara: 16-years old”
Les Miserables: influence in my life
January 12, 2013
When I was a young man, I kept recalling a story about a priest giving away expensive silver candlesticks to a felon, but for over 15 years could not recall where I read it. The silver candlesticks never left me, and I think now that God lodged the story in my soul to shape my … More “Les Miserables: influence in my life”
Les Miserable at the gas station
January 3, 2013
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 … More “Les Miserable at the gas station”
A Church that got up and out of the pews
December 10, 2012
A Church that got up and out of the pews -First of all, about 600 folks from a local church called Sagebrush met at 8 am on Saturday morning. Their job was to distribute presents in four Albuquerque locations to parents who have no money to buy Christmas presents this year. Also, to provide lunch … More “A Church that got up and out of the pews”