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When You Cannot See The Need

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It’s that they can’t see the problem.” –G. K. Chesterton Sitting out front of our house, I noticed that the door on my neighbor’s van was open. I waited. After about 15 … Continue reading

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Value Village Is No Charity

“Money often costs too much.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Value Village is no value. At least if you expect most of your donated items to result in money going to local charities. Value Village, along with it’s sister company Savers, … Continue reading

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Do You Have Goodwill?

“For it is in giving that we receive.” — St. Francis of Assisi Do you have goodwill? Of course you have goodwill! You’re a nice person right? You do good things. Still, there’s that stuff in your garage. The stuff … Continue reading

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A Smiling Cat

“A safe haven, rain or shine, serving warm meals to those in need since 1991.” — Potluck in the Park “[In hobo language of days gone by a] smiling cat meant, “Kindhearted Woman” – someone who could be counted upon for … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 364 – No One Is Required To See Santa Claus

“No one is required to see Santa Claus.” — The Conductor, The Polar Express “Christmas just doesn’t work out for me.” — Billy No one is required to see Santa Claus. We don’t have to give because someone tells us … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 276 – You’d Never Need Help, Right?

“Urban Ministries of Durham serves over 6,000 people every year. But you’d never need help, right?” — Introduction to Spent The game Spent is a clever way of understanding what it is like to be among the working poor. After reading … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 253 – One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s … Trash

Devoted my entire afternoon to cleaning the office/bedroom. (Giving my time? Frankly, I am not sure. Hopefully my wife likes it.) But the end result? A mostly clean room and this thought on our possessions.  “One man’s junk is another … Continue reading

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