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15 Reasons To Do Good – Part 1

Podcast_Art3Welcome to the weekly podcast of “My Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast of our weekly radio program is your opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues.  We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”  – John Wesley

This Week’s Program Notes

Studio_ShotWelcome to another weekly “Radio Roundtable.” Our Roundtables air on Saturday mornings at 10:00AM on the 5 stations of the American Christian Network.  Find our full program schedule here!   All of our programs are also available as a FREE podcast subscription through  iTunes.

In his book, “In The Day Of Thy Power,” Wallis declared, “If you would make the greatest success of your life, try to discover what God is doing in your time, and fling yourself into the accomplishment of His will and purpose.” Today’s Program is what it means to be a leader during times of transition and is entitled “15 Reasons To Do Good – Part 1.”  It’s based on Chapter 4 of Program host Maurice Smith’s book, “The Least of These.” 

Next  Week’s Roundtable

Next week’s Roundtable is entitled “15 Reasons To Do Good – Part 2” and is Part 2 of a two-part series with program host, Maurice Smith, based on Chapter 4 of his book, “The Least Of These.” Plan to join us then! 

Who Am I?

Podcast_Art3Welcome to the weekly podcast of “MY Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast is your weekly opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues.  We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”  – John Wesley

This Week’s Program Notes For “Who Am I?”

On this week’s program I Interview Michael Dippy, Executive Director of IDignity, based in Orlando, Florida, “Restoring Dignity and Hope By Providing Identification.”

Program Opening: “Let me ask you a question. Do you know who you are? And can you prove it?  For thousands of homeless people all across our country, and right here in Spokane, proving who they are is nearly impossible. My guess would be that most of us have never had a problem proving who we are. In fact, you and I probably have multiple forms of legal identification: a certified copy of your birth certificate; a Social Security Card; a State Driver’s License; even a U.S. Passport. I’ve got all four of those and many of you do, too. We can easily prove to anyone who needs to know exactly who we are: Banks and financial institutions, schools, employers, government agencies. But for just a moment imagine trying to do normal everyday things without any ID.”

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Michael Dippy, Executive Director IDignity

 


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Next Week’s Program

On next week’s program/podcast I will be interviewing Mark Terrell, Director of Cup of Cool Water as we discuss the status of homeless teens on the streets of Spokane. Be sure to join us!

You Can Make A Difference This Thanksgiving

20140929_193404Those of you who have followed our ministry to the homeless know that Gale and I serve on the Board of Directors for Truth MInistries, a men’s homeless shelter in Spokane that feeds and houses 40+ homeless men every night of the week. A couple of months ago our primary refrigerator (the black one behind my left shoulder in this picture) died. We have been getting by with an old stand-by, but we REALLY need a new one. We have identified a new (and under warranty) commercial refrigerator which will meet our needs. The cost?: $2,300. We have raised roughly half the needed amount, but we need your help. Your generous donation would help us achieve our goal of a new refrigerator before Christmas. You can contact Truth Ministries directly via their website or Facebook page, or you can use the DONATE button in the right-hand page menu of THIS page (which will allow you to use a debit/credit card via PayPal. We’ll see to it that all donations tagged “refrigerator” goes to Truth Ministries). Here’s your opportuniy to make a real and practical difference this Thanksgiving. Blessings, Maurice.

Serving Seniors

Podcast_Art3Welcome to the weekly podcast of “MY Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast is your weekly opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues.  We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.”  – John Wesley

This Week’s Program Notes For “Serving Seniors”

On this week’s program I Interview Mollie Dalpae, Executive Director of Mid-City Concerns and Meals On Wheels Of Spokane concerning issues facing our senior citizens.

Program Opening: Let’s quit pretending and be honest for just a moment, shall we? You and I live in a society which prefers to mask its problems with slick magazines and expertly produced videos designed to convince us that everything is OK. In the words of philosopher and Apologist Ravi Zacharias, we live in a generation which listens with its eyes and thinks with its feelings.  And our view of our senior citizens probably more defined by AARP than by the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 25. I’ve often said to friends and family that aging is not nearly as glamorous as AARP makes it out to be. But as a dues-paying, card-carrying member of AARP, I often wonder who and where their constituency is, or whether they have a clue that all is not well among a wide swath of our Senior population, whose pictures and stories never make it onto the cover of their magazine. 

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Meals On Wheels Website

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Next Week’s Program

On next week’s program/podcast I will be interviewing Michael Dippy, Executive Director of IDignity about the amazing impact they are having in the Orlando, Florida area helping the homeless (and others) restore lost identity.