Tag Archives: generosity

A Thanksgiving Tale

I once ate nothing but rice for three days. It wasn’t a diet or a fast; I was broke. I had managed my money poorly during the previous weeks, and work was scarce to begin with. Finally, I got up … Continue reading

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The Hotel McCutcheon

It has taken a long time for me to write this story. For many months, ever since my sister, Erica, died, I have made half a dozen false starts. More than once, I got several paragraphs down only to lose … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves the Homeless

“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful, but I never read in either of them, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” –St. Augustine I am truly blessed. … Continue reading

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Accidental Blessings, Part 3

I made a new friend at the Vancouver Goodwill last week. I was taking care of some dull piece of business at the counter when an employee I had never met, Greg, came by and noticed my tee shirt. I … Continue reading

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Generosity

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”     –Kahlil Gibran Giving back to God out of our increase is a subject that has been confounded in the Western Church,

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Delores

I met a street person named Delores as I was biking down NE 33rd Street several nights ago. As I was crossing the bridge over Interstate 5, there she was, pushing a shopping cart, looking haggard. I couldn’t help feeling … Continue reading

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