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Embracing the End of a Season

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." Ecclesiastes 3:1 Life is a series of seasons. Each is weeks, months or years in length and has unique characteristics that define it. They string together in the form of a roller coaster that is our lifetime. Some are filled with… Continue reading Embracing the End of a Season

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Day 16: Day of Change

Chips make chunks. Inches make feet. Pennies make dollars. In the end, the small, and seemingly insignificant, adds up to equal something much larger. The coins that sit in the ashtray of your car isn't just change. They are tools of change. Yeah, I went their. Your CHANGE can create CHANGE. Many nonprofit organizations impact… Continue reading Day 16: Day of Change

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Day 19: Vending Machine

Day 19 of our 25 Days of Giving was called Vending Machine.  We left money and a short note on few vending machines around town.  We wanted the next person who visited the machine to enjoy a free beverage on us.  Our note simply said "enjoy a drink on us.  Merry Christmas!"  We were not… Continue reading Day 19: Vending Machine

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Day 17: Day of Change

It is hard to believe that we are 17 days into our 25 Days of Giving.  It has been an awesome experience thus far.  Today's task was very simple.  We donated change at local McDonald's locations to benefit our local Ronald McDonald House.  The money donated to RMH Charities stays within our area and benefits… Continue reading Day 17: Day of Change

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Day 16: Help The Homeless

Snow was falling, the wind was blowing, and roads were slippery.  We trudged along the sidewalks of downtown Fort Wayne with the group from Saints on the Streets.  Our backpacks were filled with goodie bags that we had prepared for the homeless of our city.  It was Day 16 of our 25 Days of Giving… Continue reading Day 16: Help The Homeless

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Day 13: Fill The Red Kettle

It is Christmas time.  Santa ho-ho-hos from his throne at the mall.  Carolers sing fa-la-la-la-la while they deck the halls.  Chestnuts crackle on an open fire.  Children sing songs of a reindeer with a famous shiny nose.  These are the sounds of the season. All are synonymous with the Christmas spirit.  There is another sound… Continue reading Day 13: Fill The Red Kettle

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A Place for Grieving Children

Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy regardless of our age. As I have grown older, death has become more familiar. Over many years I have experienced first-hand the emotions and the sadness associated with the loss of grandparents, aunts and uncles, and dear family friends.  Along the way, I have… Continue reading A Place for Grieving Children

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Big Shoes and Spare Change

It is no secret that I am a big man with big feet.  I have lovingly been called, and referred to myself as, "Big Foot", "Sasquatch", and "Mutant Shoe" for many years.  There is a funny story behind the last one that I will tell you another time.  So what do my big feet have… Continue reading Big Shoes and Spare Change

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I Am A Bell Ringer

It is Christmas time.  Santa ho-ho-hos from his throne at the mall.  Carolers sing fa-la-la-la-la while they deck the halls.  Chestnuts crackle on an open fire.  Children sing songs of a reindeer with a famous shiny nose.  These are the sounds of the season. All are synonymous with the Christmas spirit.  There is another sound… Continue reading I Am A Bell Ringer

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Day 13: Fill the Red Kettle

Sing it with me: "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to give some change away today."  Okay, that was really bad.  I am sorry to torture you with my singing, but I have bells on my mind today.  Our task for day 13 of our 25 Days of… Continue reading Day 13: Fill the Red Kettle