free meals at the church,
weekly volunteers anxious to do
their bit for Jesus, bless them.
Gathered in the corridor, a crowd
endures a culture of excitement.
"What's on the menu today?" one voice
asks. "Hamburger, lasagna, and
sandwiches the last three weeks." At least
no charge for chairs filling
up quickly. There's Hank and Dolores
and others without a
flash of cash, happy in their
friendships, wary of those
who snatch the best spots on the park bench.
Surprise. Today's menu is barbecued
chicken. Yesterday, Mary Lou had
her first baby.
Richard L. Provencher 2006
My wife, Esther and I really enjoy writing. It is an excellent salve, in addition to prayers, a great wife and family during my continuing recovery from a stroke/aneurysm. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org re comments on our work. We live in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Pray for others.