Posts By: Donna Olendorf

Six questions about giving

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Dave Ramsey’s three big principles are save, spend, and give. We want you to enjoy your saving and spending, but giving is really some of the most fun you can have with money. We get a lot of questions on the topic though, so let’s take a look at the most common ones.  1 )… Read more »

More than just survival

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By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards The opportunities to reach out with time and money are endless it seems. For those who work in the community of Traverse City it is clear that the needs people have are varied and sometimes very difficult to answer. But then there is toothpaste. Everyone needs toothpaste. The… Read more »

Middle schoolers learn the Jesus Creed

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By Amy Richards “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.’”All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. This is what the middle school… Read more »

We are because we sing

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By Kathy Will Have you ever listened to a young child as they play, unaware of anything but the project at hand. They are often humming or singing to themselves. Many of the earliest games we learned on the playground involved a song or a chant: “Ring-around-the-Rosie,” “London Bridge is Falling Down.” Singing is part… Read more »

Remembering BackPack Bill

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By Glenda Andrews  Bill “BackPack” Kimerly passed away this month, and Jubilee House shares this fond remembrance. The other day one of the men who come in regularly arrived soaking wet. Bill, who is around 55, carries everything he owns in a large black plastic bag on a cart, which is never out of his… Read more »