Tag Archives: Homelessness

The Shelter Of Humanity

“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” — Irish proverb We take shelter for granted. I suspect most of us will lay down our heads tonight without a second thought to the roof above us. But … Continue reading

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They Are They

“For every homeless person, there are so many worried and sad family members…concerned about the health and safety of those loved ones.” — a friend Like a friend wrote, a homeless person isn’t just one person. Behind them is a … Continue reading

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Capping Off A Weekend Of Service With A Good Laugh

“The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.” — Nicolas Chamfort, translated from French It was great fun at SnowCap Community Charities this weekend with my daughters Tessa and Hayle, to wrap up a weekend … Continue reading

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Freezing Hands. Warming Hearts.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama The temperature dipped below freezing, but a heart was just warming up. My daughters and I were on our way to martial arts. It was cold, … Continue reading

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Which Problem?

“Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” — Mother Teresa Everyday, we read about tragedies and wish we could help. Many of these are problems – poverty, homelessness, violence, … Continue reading

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Mom’s Deserve Something At Christmas Too

“If [a food stamp challenge] becomes a distant memory then nothing’s changed. And so hopefully things like this can help expand our consciousness and motivate us to act on a more consistent basis.” — Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New … Continue reading

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Every Little Nail

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” — Kahlil Gibran Every little nail is needed to make a house stand. Every little tree is needed to … Continue reading

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