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Enough

How often do we feel like we don’t have enough? Jesus asks so much of us and we have very little to give? I don’t have the right degree, the confidence, the skills, the ______________ (fill in whatever else you … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I was at a gas station about to pump gas into my car and I saw a homeless man standing around the corner of the building. To the surprise of everyone around me, I ran to him and gave him … Continue reading

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Come Be My Light: Instructions

I mentioned in my post on Come Be My Light, that we are all called to bring the light of Christ into the world. As this call was ringing in my soul, the readings at Mass were filled with light as … Continue reading

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I only have five loaves and two fish…

“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” (Matthew 14:17) A couple months ago, I gave a copy of my book, Be Not Afraid, to a homeless man. As I pulled up the corner, I was prepared to give … Continue reading

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Can one person make a difference?

  I’ve known Alan Graham since the early days of Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Catholic Bytes has done a beautiful job telling his story in this video. He’s an incredible man with a graced understanding of the homeless and what … Continue reading

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A little help?

  A couple stood at the exit from church as I was leaving this weekend. Holding a sign asking for help with food and rent, it seemed a hopeful and reasonable place to be. I stopped and asked them if … Continue reading

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Ingratitude

It used to bother my husband when we would give food to a homeless person on the corner, and they weren’t grateful. He didn’t understand how someone who had so little wouldn’t appreciate anything that they were given. His mind … Continue reading

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Being Used

  Last Friday, my family and I went on a food run for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, feeding the poor and homeless. It was one of those magical nights where we just watched as God used us to do His work. … Continue reading

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Shelter the Homeless

I know people who are literally changing the way that you help the homeless and orphans. Both of them have a different way of seeing what the problem really is. The key to unlocking these doors has been an understanding of … Continue reading

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Stars

I heard Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle) speak this weekend.  Her life has been incredible – homeless occasionally, poor always, bright, pulled herself through college and into a great job, living in Manhattan, successful career, parents living on the streets … Continue reading

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