Their Shoes #7

Dwaine’s shoes were donated to him. “Brother Jimmy passed them over to me.” What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “It’s not what you think…it’s that I don’t have enough funds to help others out and that I’ve no money for further education. I’d like to get a degree.” “With me,… Continue reading Their Shoes #7

Update on my Friend, Jane!

Remember my friend, Jane? The one who dreamed of racing the Ironman in Hawaii? She kept her goal even after breaking her back a few years ago. She started from zero. Literally baby steps at the beginning. Well, the race is done. Let me share  Jane’s thoughts of her race day with you. “My whole time in Hawaii… Continue reading Update on my Friend, Jane!

Their Shoes- #6

Chris’s shoes were donated by the homeless shelter. Chris works at a grocery store, corralling buggies. He also volunteers on his days off at the shelter, serving food and washing dishes. What do you think is the biggest struggle facing the poor on a daily basis? “The biggest problem for them is being hungry.  Often… Continue reading Their Shoes- #6

Kazuko: Japanese for “Harmony”-#2

  After graduating from the ESL (English as a Second Language) program, Kazuko was informed she could attend school two years further to obtain her high school diploma. Two more years! She was almost 36 years old at the time! Kazuko thought back to what her life would’ve been like if she’d never come to… Continue reading Kazuko: Japanese for “Harmony”-#2

“Kazuko”: Japanese for “Harmony”-#1

My text to hubby: “The new pool has free wifi!” Hubby’s text to me: “U do know ur phone isn’t waterproof, right?” It was my first time swimming laps at the new pool in town. I loved it except for the cramped changing quarters. I glanced up from texting to see an older Asian woman.… Continue reading “Kazuko”: Japanese for “Harmony”-#1