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I would like to go on record, again, as saying that I love Eugene Peterson’s translation of the Bible.  The Message makes reading the Bible more refreshing…and dare I say…humorous?  Whenever I quote the Bible, I joke about how this is the “Deneen” version.  Well, now I can quote another version.  Yes, The Message is old news to many.  But for me, it’s grrrrreat.

I had Ethiopian food for lunch today.  I am loving the Almaz Cafe…I wish them nothing but utter and complete success.  Great food, great people, great coffee.  What more can a gal want?

This morning I was completely humbled.  I walked into Wawa, and there was this man asking for money.  A woman in front of me in line bought some items, and had a coffee and a breakfast sandwich packaged separately.  As we walked out of the store, she gave him the coffee and the sandwich.  I felt like a complete and utter idiot when I gave him money.  *mental note to self…food & coffee….not money*

I have to thank my good friend Colleen.  Her perspective on life has influenced me more deeply than I ever can spell out here in my blog.  Today I was walking around Rittenhouse Square, and a young man came up to me.  He wanted to talk to me about an international children’s organization.  I immediately asked the poor, unsuspecting guy if they do work with trafficked kids.  He didn’t know the answer, and I went off to B&N to get my latte.  When I came out, he had his supervisor with him.  I talked to them for about 15 minutes about what they are doing.  And I asked Colleen’s favorite question 🙂 “How much of the money that I may donate to you goes to administrative costs?”  (I can see the look on your face….hahahahaha)

So, that’s my day in a nutshell.

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2 Responses to snippits

  1. markcole says:

    I would not feel bad about giving him money. Sometimes, I think, the best is the enemy of the good. We don’t do good because we are afraid it is not the best! I don’t think there is a hard fast rule about giving loose change to those who ask . It’s really all up to what you think the Holy Spirit would like you to do at that moment!

  2. markcole says:

    Also, I got a breakfast sandwich, a Snickers bar, and chocolate milk at WaWa’s and it was over $4! So you probably came out ahead by just giving him money. Coffee isn’t that great for you and when he gets a caffeine headache tomorrow he won’t be able to buy a Starbucks Latte!

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