How Does One Help the Homeless?

A strange thing happened to me a few days ago. A lady put a post on my face book page that just said “brrrr, it's 40 degrees here now.” Jokingly I said it was also 40 degrees in Australia in some parts, as that is the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit. The lady responded with […]

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Why Are Some Older Women Homeless?

It seems that many older women are now homeless making up a large percentage of street dwellers. One has to ask why? The answer, however, is rather obvious. In Australia women are discriminated against and are often prevented from the same opportunities of men. When a divorce occurs it is often the woman who ends […]

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This Fall Was a Major Trip for Me

This past week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage said to me rather casually, “I guess you know today is November?” She's always joking with me and I assumed this was one of her jokes. “You can't fool me,” I said quite sarcastically, “I know it's October.” With that, she led me to the refrigerator […]

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As The Cookie Crumbles, So Do My Excuses

Several weeks ago, I was at home alone when the doorbell rang. I answered the door to find representatives from a local Girl Scout troop doing what they do so well; selling Girl Scout cookies. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was not home so danger was not lurking behind the living room curtains. When […]

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Each Day Is A Gift

Each day the sun comes up we say to ourselves “Here's another day. Now what do I have to do today?” We get out of our beds, put the coffee up to brew, perhaps turn on the computer to see what is going on in the world before we do anything else. We prepare and […]

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