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Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child

There are few things greater in this world than the smile of a child.  Whether it is your son, daughter, niece, neighbor, or the child of a complete stranger, the smiles of children are precious.  As a father, I look forward to seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of my two beautiful girls each and… Continue reading Put A Smile On The Face Of A Child

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A Tweet And A Trolley

Week 156 was upon us.  The last week of service for year 3 of this project was planned.  Saturday was going to be an awesome and busy day for our family.  In addition to volunteering with the Downtown Improvement District on the Spring Trolley tour, the girls had events happening all over the city.  The schedule… Continue reading A Tweet And A Trolley

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Reconnecting With Old Friends

We stood in the shadows of the downtown library talking about the happenings of life.  We discussed the recent challenges that we have encountered and the obstacles that lie ahead. We smiled and laughed at bad jokes and off-the-cuff remarks.  Just like two childhood friends that reconnected after many months, we enjoyed great conversation and the time together.… Continue reading Reconnecting With Old Friends

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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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Giving Time to Beautify Our City

Question: What do used feminine hygiene products, a soiled pair of blue jeans, liquor bottles, and a cell phone have in common? Answer: All of these items were picked up on the streets of Fort Wayne during our latest volunteer activity. Yep, you read that right.  These are a just a few of the items… Continue reading Giving Time to Beautify Our City

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A New Coat of Paint With Meaning

A fresh coat of paint can be symbolic.  It can represent a new beginning for a group of women on the road to living a life free of drug addiction.  It is a sign of maturation in a young girl who moves from a bright pink bedroom with butterflies to a more conservative yellow featuring… Continue reading A New Coat of Paint With Meaning