Sunday Faith Blog

I got this email (paragraph below) from a friend yesterday.  I thought it was wonderful and shows the American heart.

I’m glad I didn’t think of it since I REALLY enjoyed a whole plate of Thanksgiving again last night (See where MY heart is? In my stomach!!).

On the evening of Thanksgiving, a number of people in our neighborhood put notifications on the next-door site that they had too much leftover food. They were offering turkey and all the trimmings to any neighbors who wanted to go collect a gift. I thought that was extremely nice in these difficult times when a number of people have lost their jobs.

I don’t know if you all have the Next-Door site …but it’s a website where neighbors can go to find a plumber, report a peeping tom or burglary or complain about pot holes or find a nanny, etc……and give food to strangers!  

2 Corinthians 9:7  “Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

If you have any stories of kindness like this, please share them!

Have a great Sunday!



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14 Responses to Sunday Faith Blog

  1. MAL says:

    That was indeed a good thing to do. A fringe benefit for the benefactor is a slimmer waist line!

    Yes, we have a neighborhood Next Door site, too. A lot of folks get helpful hints about who to call for a specific job or problem. Our area called Aliente is just shy of 2,000 acres with a freeway that runs thru it. In addition to a golf course and a hotel/casino, we are a small community nestled against the backdrop of the Sheep Mountains, yet only 2 miles down the freeway from a huge Walmart, Costco, Best Buy and most all other services and stores, yet we enjoy a small town atmosphere and traffic.

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  2. MAL says:

    Z, just since October 2 homes across the street just sold and we have new neighbors, both with California plates. What does that tell you? Both sold within a week.


  3. geeez2014 says:

    MAL….I’m glad you like your area!
    What’s it tell me that Californians are moving in? For me, living in the desert would be a nightmare so first I’ll say THEY’RE NUTS! ….Secondly, I hope they were regular freeway drivers of the 405 so traffic will become lighter and lighter 🙂

    When Newsom is finally OUT , and he will be, I’m thinking we’ll have another Deukmejian; everyone I know is sick of the Left….


  4. MAL says:

    Z, I’m not in love with desert living, but still prefer it over the Pacific Northwest where we had been for 16 1/2 years! Too wet for me. We did love living in Newport Beach and I’ve been kicking myself for moving ever since. However, we probably still would’ve moved before this, probably around 2003 – 04, due to the crowds and traffic. The peace and tranquility here despite enjoying all the big city conveniences makes this a good alternative. Also the uniformity due to it being such a new area with divided roads, palm trees and fountains makes it a very pleasant place to live.


  5. MAL says:



  6. Baysider says:

    I love this idea. There can be problems with Next Door, but it really does promote a sense of neighborhood and looking out for each other. In fact, that inspires me to head over there now to post: looking for a good Mexican restaurant that does not cook with vegetable or seed oil (corn, canola). Somewhere, someone must be using tallow!

    I’m with you, Z. Cannot STAND the desert except to visit (because it’s SO different from my little jungle 9 blocks from the coast). I’ve explored ocotillo areas after camping overnight to see Halley’s Comet down in the Chocolate Mountains east of the Salton Sea, and hiked Mt. Charleston outside Las Vegas. It’s like visiting the beauty of Anarctica – now let’s go home. 🙂

    Fear we’ll never see the likes of a Deukmejian in our lifetime. You know how much I ADMIRE him. What an executive! Too many people lack the thinking skills to associate the left with its consequences. They just move to Las Vegas or Idaho. It would be so so important to the restoration of the republic to re-capture California because it gives nuttiness a strong base from which to expand. It’s not as if that doesn’t happen everywhere – it does – but when it coalesces into a large body of political power, as in Sacramento, with a huge tax base to FEED it, it’s on a better launching pad to do damage than when spread out over 20 other states. But the cancer is metastasizing slowly in those places, too.

    Few millennials can imagine the fabulous Golden State we grew up in, with great weather and a diversified industrial and technology base that was the fount of wealth (now being tapped into for that tax base to grow socialism), security and great living for millions of working and middle class people.


  7. Baysider says:

    Mal, we have a rental home with a Solatube – with angles and mirrors it brings an amazing amount of light into a dark room through a 10-inch diameter tube. I’ve often imagined what it would be like to create an atmospheric Solatube in the Pacific NW. Man …. it’s almost heaven as it is. Mr. B grew up outside Portland, and also lived in Seattle. So we’ve visited often. Even in January. But the first time I went in winter, as the plane descended into a soft, greenish, murky light I turned to Mr. B and asked “who turned out the lights?” He said “they won’t come on until May.”


  8. MAL says:

    Baysider, I know exactly what a Solatube is because we had one (or similar) installed in our 2nd bathroom for light, and you are correct. It DOES reflect a lot of light from such a small opening. When we moved out of the Pacific Northwest to Vegas in 2003 we did so because homes had become so expensive in Calif. by then it was impossible for us, so we had close friends here in Vegas (both now deceased) so came here. It took awhile to make the adjustment but I hope it wasn’t because we lacked the thinking skills as you mentioned. ;o).

    OH! We can be at Mt. Charleston Ski Lodge in 45 minutes, or Lake Mead within an hour.
    That would be hard to do most places.


  9. geeez2014 says:

    MAL, I totally imagine that living there IS nice…..and I’d probably like it more than I think I would!

    And I know Baysider didn’t mean to imply you didn’t have thinking skills…..becauSe she reads you here and knows better! Just generalizing!

    BAYSIDER, I do think people really think California is THE WORST…”what happens there will come HERE!”….it’s like they don’t know the murder rate in Chicago or NYC, or the huge race problems in other states, or the enormous Connecticut property taxes, etc etc…SO many lefties ALL over America, but we get the slams.


  10. MAL says:

    I know that, Z. No offense taken. I love to tease. Heck. I like to put a bug under a glass once in awhile just to tease! We’re all friendly here.


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  11. I signed up for Next Door, but there are so many Karens there I pretty much avoid it.
    And a lot of the entries are from people miles away.
    I saw an act of kindness Friday.
    I had to excavate a ditch to replace my sewer line.
    An old friend volunteered to help.
    So I took him to breakfast at a diner I knew would let us eat inside.
    Breakfast was $10. He picked up the tab and then tipped the waitress $10.
    Because he knew that times were hard for waitresses here right now.


  12. MAL says:

    That was nice, Ed. I’ve done the same thing. We’re all in this together, right?

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    Ed…very nice story, thanks….
    I’m not real fond of Next Door for various reasons..I never look at it anymore.

    Mal, we ARE all in this together…except the elite politicos who are ‘aBove it all’!! 🙂

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  14. MAL says:

    Honestly, I don’t pay much attention to Next Door either, Z. Mostly a lot of stuff I’m not interested in.


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