I have had a message on my heart for weeks. Actually, I think it has been there for months. I've wanted to share it with you, with others, but I've struggled to adequately put it into words. With each passing day the message seems to gather strength as I personally experience it in my own life. I… Continue reading Grab a Shovel. Life is Messy
Are you a balloon? Or are you a brick? It is a weird question, I know, but I am weird so this question seems normal to me. It is question that I find myself asking frequently. I believe that it is a question that you need to ask yourself as well. I am hoping that you… Continue reading Are You A Balloon Or A Brick?
In February of 2103, I wrote a letter to a prison inmate named Dennis. It was an introduction and a note of encouragement for a man who was six years into a life sentence for drug trafficking, gun possession and murder. The letter was short and to the point. I dropped it in the mail… Continue reading Reaching Out Behind Bars: Take Two
We sat in the car and just looked at each other. Not a word was muttered for a minute or two. Complete silence filled our vehicle as we prepared to leave. We had just completed this week's volunteer activity and we sought the proper words to speak and appropriate way to react. The experience was… Continue reading Everyone Has A Story, Take Time To Hear It
"It is nice to have people come in to spend time with us, help us, and do it without passing judgement". These were the words spoken to us by a mother of 4 who is currently living in a homeless shelter. It was nice to know that she appreciated us and our willingness to give… Continue reading A Meal With Good People
Our mission to positively impact the lives of other human beings has taken us down many paths. Week after week we volunteer with nonprofits, support special causes, and search for opportunities to help. We have learned to open our eyes and see the opportunities that exist each and every day to make a difference. We… Continue reading Reaching Out to Those Behind Bars
Week after week, our journey of giving takes us down a new road. An unknown path of emotion, inspiration, and reality. Each week is unique, but each week is the same. We witness great organizations serving the people of our community with a gentle hand, a caring heart, and a loving soul. Each non-profit has… Continue reading People Make Organizations Special