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Helen Leask’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

SHOVELLING AS AN ACT OF LOVE We’d just had another dump of snow but my heart was colder than my driveway. I waved goodbye, full of fake smiles, to my young children, who were blank-faced in the windows of the … Continue reading

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Heidi Wiebe’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Here’s a story from my community of Yellowknife.  On October 2, 2018, Rockhill Apartments, which houses the YWCA offices and 33 units of family transitional housing (run by the YWCA) burned to the ground in the early hours of the … Continue reading

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Erwin Allerdings’ Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

I have followed this story for 2-3 years. The SAI (Save Animals Initiative) Sanctuary is located in the Kodagu district in the Indian state of Karnataka.   An amazing couple have transformed burned out farmland and a polluted stream into … Continue reading

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Eileen Howard’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

THE WIDOW’S MITE By Eileen Howard The Church for All People includes people like me, with economic means, but also many people who have limited, or even almost no means of income.   Yet, part of our church message is that … Continue reading

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Duncan Holmes’ Stories: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Mobile laundry for the homeless We have all walked past the homeless many times on our streets. Four years ago, two young Australian men saw a need that wasn’t being filled and were moved to do it despite the obstacles. … Continue reading

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Thankfulness: Del Morrill’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

Thankfulness Journal writing on Monday, November 14, 2011, 6:50 am, (Re-sent date 11/22/2018) It all started with the blowing of my nose! For some reason this morning, I’m more aware of what we in this country been given to make … Continue reading

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Deb Burnight’s Story: Ordinary People Making a Positive Difference

By her brother Rick Morain   When Bob Ray died back in July at the age of 89, I wrote about his successful 14-year stint as a popular governor of Iowa. The column mentioned Ray’s salvation of thousands of Hmong refugees … Continue reading

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