Category Archives: Serving

Water and Be Watered

He that watereth shall be watered also himself.  Proverbs 11:25 Here we are taught a great lesson, that to get, we must give; that to accumulate, we must scatter; that to make ourselves happy, we must make others happy; and … Continue reading

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Volunteerism

I stood back and observed as men pulled groceries from shelves and filled bags with what the waiting women would turn into meals to feed their families. In what might have been a somber setting, I was struck by all … Continue reading

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Youth Mentoring

Cameron, the young boy I mentor, and I were standing in the aisle of a toy and craft store the other day. The Youth Mentoring Ministry had given us a model car recently and we were now ready to begin … Continue reading

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Fish and Loaves of Bread

I remember the summer days of years past spent in Vacation Bible School where I listened to such great stories as Jonah and the whale and Jesus healing the sick. These miracles made sense to my young mind; my mom … Continue reading

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It’s About Giving

The morning came when I was to volunteer for Rainbow Village. They were moving their offices from the original location in Norcross to a new address in Duluth, and I had offered to help with the move. As I prepared … Continue reading

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Youth Mentoring

On a few Sunday mornings while reading the program as I’ve waited for the service to begin, I have seen requests for adult men and women to consider becoming mentors for fatherless or motherless youth in our church. Although I … Continue reading

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Works Inspired by Faith

Are you living in comfortable surroundings, enjoying nice things, lacking none of life’s necessities? If so, walk in someone else’s shoes for a moment… Imagine coming home to find there is no table on which to share dinner with your … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds, Reaping the Harvest

Looking for something substantive to do with C., the young boy I mentor, I spied the Willis House Garden Project in the bulletin one Sunday. Reasoning all boys like playing in the dirt, I made arrangements to meet Claire Dees … Continue reading

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The Call to Serve

I worked at Good Samaritan Health Center recently, the medical clinic serving the poor in our county. It opens for business at 8:30AM and on the first day of the month it conducts its open enrollment. Fifty new patients are … Continue reading

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