Their Shoes #18

In 2009, Michelle started coming to the shelter with her boyfriend. The boyfriend’s now an “ex” but the shelter’s remained a constant in Michelle’s life.  She’s a familiar face to all as she helps sort donations and serve food. Michelle’s shoes were given to her by the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty… Continue reading Their Shoes #18

Lemons of Life

Dead silence. Followed by gasps of shock from the group surrounding my husband, Guy. As Guy was leaving the coffee shop, someone flicked the lights on and off. We’ve all heard flashing lights can trigger seizures in certain people. Guy called out,” Seizure later!”  My hubby is quick to be witty. That’s just him. The problem was… Continue reading Lemons of Life

Their Shoes #17

Jackie’s wearing slippers in the winter despite owning a pair of boots. She twisted her ankle and the slippers are the only footwear that’s comfortable right now. She bought them at Wal-Mart for $14.97. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Accepting seeing some of the poor people here at the… Continue reading Their Shoes #17

Soar Like A …Pigeon!

Stress is a fact of life. Things don’t go always go “our way”. Bad things do happen to good people. But, what can we do when it’s beyond our control? If Plan “A” quickly turned to Plan ”EF”, for Epic Fail, look to see if damage control can be done. A cool head prevails. Take… Continue reading Soar Like A …Pigeon!