I cared for a man with Parkinson’s Disease for three years, he was a true man of God. We read his favorite Bible Story “David and Goliath” countless times while we were together in fact it was the last thing I read to him before he passed. As I returned to the story for the hundredth time this morning the words just jumped off the page to show me a pattern in David’s life. Proof that God’s word is living and active and never returns void. (OR--I guess this … [Read more...] about Slaying the Giant by God’s Example
Archives for September 2010
Facing the Boredom of Poverty As I am driving to the Monday Outreach I participate in each week in Canton I’m becoming more aware of the familiar faces and families congregating along the street. I see a familiar young mom on the side of the road by her stroller and she’s wearing that “I’m so very bored” look on her face. The day workers who have not been hired for the day are leaning against buildings and not really talking and they have a fairly fearsome scowl on … [Read more...] about Facing the Boredom of Poverty
We’re raising an army in the fight against hunger in North Georgia! In the story of David and Goliath the Israelites and the Philistines assembled on opposing hills while David and Goliath went down into the valley to fight the battle. In the same way, Forever Fed is choosing to fight hunger in North Georgia. We’re asking you to support our army of volunteers and fight this battle with us. You can have a huge impact by becoming a monthly contributor for our Ministry! We need an … [Read more...] about We’re Raising an Army!
This morning I’m sitting on my deck listening to the world wake up. I’ve a nice hot cup of coffee with my favorite creamer and I’m watching the hummingbirds come and go from their feeder. I love starting the day this way, I am so blessed. But I wonder how Ed starts his day. This is the story of Ed yet another face of poverty in North Georgia. I met Ed last night at Forever Fed’s Canton outreach. Ed is a tall and lanky “country boy” with a care worn face, and a … [Read more...] about A Blessing in the Face of Poverty
Over the next week or so I’d like to help our readers get some small glimpses of poverty that exist in our own back yards. I’ve done some research online about the faces of poverty and while I’ve learned much through that research I’ve also come to know that poverty looks different in every community. I’m going to share a few “poverty snapshots” with you in hopes of not only educating the public but also to give the impoverished a voice in the … [Read more...] about One of the Many Faces of Poverty