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Category: CCSC Stories
April 18, 2017
A mild Easter debacle
Our microwave oven died Easter morning, just as I was heating up the sausages for brunch. We were feeding 10 people, and luckily it was family. Everything else was cooked, so we had...
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Category: CCSC Stories
March 17, 2017
A young family needed us
A young couple in their early twenties came in with an 18-month-old baby. The father worked while the mother stayed home, and all was well until the father was in...
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Category: CCSC Stories
February 8, 2017
The face of hunger mirrored mine
For dinner, my 15-year old son ate three large hamburgers, a pear, and a serving of grilled potatoes. He finished it off with an ice cream cone, and then an hour...
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Category: About CCSC
January 9, 2017
We're here to help
One of CCSC's goals this past year was to help more people find work and increase their income, and we have positive results to share. In the JobNet program, we helped 43% more clients...
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Category: Supporter Highlights
December 21, 2016
This is a happy picture
This is Russell, a longtime volunteer at the Sunshine Resale Shop. I share this picture to illustrate the generosity of CCSC volunteers throughout the ministry. Russell always has a smile on...
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Category: About CCSC
December 5, 2016
Some November lessons
This past month, I was in three different CCSC churches: a Baptist, an Episcopal, and a Methodist church. I heard three fabulous sermons, visited with lots of good people, and left refreshed....
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Category: About CCSC
November 23, 2016
It's been a busy week!
Thanksgiving week is not quiet around here. The parish of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic finished their food drive Monday, bringing several cars loaded with donations. Bethany Christian Church arrived...
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Category: About CCSC
November 2, 2016
Today in staff meeting
Every Wednesday afternoon our staff gathers for a weekly meeting. We share what's going on in our work area, with those on the front lines also sharing statistics and insight into the...
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Category: CCSC Stories
October 9, 2016
Compassion has a good return on investment
Several years ago, I spoke at a CCSC church, giving a "moment for mission" during worship services. After the service, a woman came over to let me know she was...
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Category: CCSC Stories
September 28, 2016
This is a requested re-run
A couple of you reached out to me after my posting earlier this week, requesting I re-post the blog from December 2013, so it is below. Do we ever give...
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Category: CCSC Stories
September 26, 2016
We helped a veteran today
He's disabled, works part-time, and barely makes it each month. I have a soft spot for veterans. A fair number have come through our doors over the years, and it...
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Category: CCSC Stories
August 25, 2016
How do you wear your stress?
I have a big birthday coming up, so age is on my mind. I confess to being fairly shocked at the person gazing back at me in the mirror: the smile...
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