Blog Posts from May, 2018

Hope: A Dream, A Vision With A Plan

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“Hope is the thing with feathers –that perches in the soul—and sings the tune without the words—and never stops at all.” - Emily Dickinson  

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”  - B. Kingsolver

Lately, we have had some difficult situations with some families and children at the Soup Kitchen and I’ve been thinking a lot about hope. Sometimes ‘hope’ seems like a wimpy word—something not firm or solid. Yet when I think of hopes expressed by folks at the Soup Kitchen, I remember that many hopes become realized…many dreams become real.

It was a hope that brought “On the Rise Bakery” into being—a place where men with a prison record or a drug history could learn a trade and earn a living. It was a hope that created an awesome Gospel Choir from the guests at the Conner Soup Kitchen.