Author Archive: thehogfather

After Midnight…

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like …

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Another try….

I began this Blog to journal my experiences living on Stop Hunger Now meals and the work of this wonderful organization. That journey was incredible and has enriched my life, the lives of my family, and provided much-needed food for those in need. However, it has been a long time since I have written anything. …

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Success!!

  Everyone is invited to join us in the celebration! We have raised $2,983.65 as of Tuesday lunch to fund meals for starving children around the world. This will allow us to package 11,935 meals!! What a great effort!!! If you didn’t make your gift, or you have a friend, family membed, co-worker or someone …

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Never Too Old…

“Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”- Anne Frank, Holocaust Victim   I must confess. I have had a bad attitude lately. Returning from a mission trip to the Philippines, Rev. Maria Bowers shared one experience with …

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Making a Difference v. 2.0

Making a Difference – version 2.0! I am preparing to take a renewed journey in my life. I would like to invite you to join me as I travel. I have never been much for social media – just never felt “cool” enough. However, with the urging of a friend — and standing on the …

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Change

I know I have written before about changes. Changes in my life, the world, people, etc. But today I am thinking about change again. Partly because I am sitting in a new office, in a new town, at a new church, serving a new congregation — but more because I saw a change yesterday that …

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Why it matters

Sometimes it seems impossible to explain why working with Stop Hunger Now matters so much to me, why I am so passionate about raising awareness of the issue of hunger in the world today, why it is maddening to consider that it is not a shortage of food that causes persons to suffer from hunger, …

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Along the way I took a bit to visit Manatee Springs State Park.

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On the road

The Hog Father is on the road today. I’m taking the scenic route down Highway 19 towards Florida. My ultimate destination today will be Auburndale, FL. After a pleasant day riding down, a good night’s sleep in a beautiful home (thanks Al & Dee), I will pay a visit to the Orlando Stop Hunger Now …

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Winds of Change

I don’t know if you have noticed lately, but around here, the winds have blown often and strong. My mother once said it was God sweeping the sky and the tree tops to clean things up. And if you looked around the next day, the ground would be covered with dead branches and leaves and …

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