Tag: help

  • Make Good Flourish

    Make Good Flourish

    [caption id="attachment_3846" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Photo by Julie Utterback[/caption]   Church was hard today. I woke this morning with a prayer on my mind, or maybe praying outright. Who can know for sure when one is woken? It was a prayer for Pastor Ken and his[..]
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  • Pitch in $10

    Pitch in $10

    If you have been reading the news out of #ALEPPO and feeling despair over the state of the world and the slaughter of those sweet people, please jump over to Preemptive Love. I'm running a fundraiser to help with the refugee crisis. The goal is[..]
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  • In Lieu of Google

    In Lieu of Google

    The lady ringing up the items was hunched over. It was difficult to tell if she was that way because she was tired or because of her age. Or maybe both. Her name was Peggy. It said so right there in that place near a[..]
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  • Saving Chickens: Part Two, 2015

    Saving Chickens: Part Two, 2015

    Editor's Note: I saved a chicken once. Back in 2009. See yesterday's post. This is a story about how I tried to save another one but failed. As it turns out, not every chicken seeks salvation. Some will turn tail and run from it. I[..]
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  • Mothers & Mental Illness

    Mothers & Mental Illness

      My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in[..]
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  • A Ministry Born of Pain

    A Ministry Born of Pain

        It’s Miz Shelby here again. I’m guest posting today from Guatemala City, where I’m on a trip with World Vision. Come back all week for more updates from this adventure in Guatemala. I called him. I’d been meaning to do that all weekend. It was[..]
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  • How do you build community?

    How do you build community?

    It’s Miz Shelby here again. Today’s the day I head out on the adventure with World Vision, and I am looking forward to bringing you all along.   Last night, after an 80+ degree late summer day, which I spent mainly indoors packing, I decided to go to[..]
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  • How Profitable is Panhandling?

    How Profitable is Panhandling?

    Over the past few days there has been a panhandler on the corner where Highway 395 intersects with McDonald's. As far as panhandlers goes, this guy is younger, and fitter than most. The cardboard sign that he holds up says he's a war veteran. If[..]
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