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Cooking up some soup…

Cooking up some soup…

In  case you were wondering about Operation Soup and Smokes, particularly with my new part-time job, there have just been a few minor timing adjustments needed.  I am thankful that I can still help.  It has forced me to measure some ingredients though, for more accurate instructions to the second Chef.  (usually I’m a ‘dump it … Continue reading

Monday Monday

Mondays are a busy day around here. After the usual morning cat dance, I get up to prepare some sort of soup or meal that Craig takes downtown to feed the hungry souls that gather at Finley Park for OSS. Last Christmas, Craig presented me with a gift certificate for some watercolor classes to rekindle … Continue reading

OSS Reflections

Today’s visit to the park was more crowded than I thought it would be.  But, we were blessed to have enough food to feed everyone in line!  That is something that is always amazing and you know is God’s hand at work!  While we are serving  I was watching as the line kept growing and … Continue reading

December OSS Update

December OSS Update

Patrecia in Bulgeria has been patiently waiting for me to give an update on how OSS has been going, so really this post is a long overdue one for her.  🙂 The OSS (Operation Soup and Smokes) crew have continued to go to the park every Monday to serve the homeless, regardless of the weather … Continue reading

OSS Finlay Rhapsodies

OSS Finlay Rhapsodies

Yesterday we were treated to some musical entertainment! We were finishing serving the last of the food and cleaning up when the the acapello strains of Amazing Grace could be heard.  What a treat! We told the guys they sounded great.  One said, when God blesses you with a gift, you need to use it!  … Continue reading

OSS Kitchen Pondering

OSS Kitchen Pondering

Well the beans are soaking here for tomorrow’s New Orleans style red beans and rice to take down to the Park, and I know that Keith and Rebecca have either finished their grocery shopping or getting what they need for  spaghetti , plus Carolyn’s probably has her cornbread finished already.  There are others that help … Continue reading

OSS Update

OSS Update

My apologies for not blogging about our friends at the Park for a while.  Rest assured, there has been someone there every week faithfully serving. We have settled into serving on Mondays.  It works for planning, and it also works for letting everyone know when we will be there.  Of course that pretty much means … Continue reading

Memorial Day at the Park

Happy Memorial Day everyone!  It was a hot day, but a good afternoon at the park.  For the second week in a row we easily served over 150 people. Simon stopped by to say hello, he had been home to Florida, and will be going back.  He told us he found a place to live.   … Continue reading

Post A Week Topic…Well what do you know!

As I’ve mentioned, before, I’ve been part of this Post A Week experiment, and they send these topics to you to help give you ideas to blog about.  I’ve seen many good ones, just haven’t gotten around to writing about some of them.  Well the topic the other day that came across my phone was … Continue reading

Say hello to Zion!

There has been a new friend I’ve been seeing when we go to the Park. Someone new that is homeless. I’d like you to meet her. Fortunately, she has been able to make a good friend quickly and they seem to be looking after each other. Three weeks ago Brenda was telling me how they … Continue reading