Category Archives: Inspiring People

Brian – Another Starbucks Story

He’d been sitting in the Starbucks for ages. A man with grey hair and a gentle, intelligent face. He had dirty, ratty clothes, but despite that, he seemed very clean and well-groomed. At least, he was very well-groomed for a … Continue reading

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Julia and the Orphans

In Tijuana, MX, after we were done building Sandy’s House, we went to help out at an orphanage-to-be. Let me explain the story, as best I understand it. Meet Julia. She’s 24, athletic, and blonde. She’s beautiful, but doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Sandy’s House

She was just radiant on the day that I met her. Of course, you might expect that, seeing as we had just shown up, a group of about 25 of us from America, to help build her a house. But … Continue reading

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The Zookeeper’s Wife – Movie Discussion

The Zookeeper’s Wife is based on the true story of a Polish zookeeper, Jan, and his wife Antonina. It’s the story of their zoo and the animals and the people that they cared for during World War II. It’s a … Continue reading

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Great Message for Girls in Beauty and the Beast

The message was there in the first rendition of the movie, but it wasn’t explicit. The creators of this newer version of Beauty and the Beast did parents of young girls at least one solid when they spelled it out … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures – Movie Discussion

There are so many beautiful things to take away from this important and feel-good movie about America’s advancement in both technology and humanity. It’s been said that a rising tide raises all boats and that’s certainly what we see here. … Continue reading

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I’m Not Ashamed – Movie Discussion

I’m Not Ashamed is the true story of Rachel Joy Scott who was killed in the shooting at Columbine as compiled from her journals and her mother. The world has given us their insight and perspective on the life of … Continue reading

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Sully – Movie Discussion

Sully is the true story of the epic and some would say miraculous water landing of a plane on the Hudson River, piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger. It focuses on the aftermath of that flight where Sully and his co-pilot … Continue reading

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Jay…Another Starbucks Story

  I can’t tell you exactly why I pulled out my Bible. Was I planning to read it a bit? Did I simply empty my bag on the table to get organized? Did I pull it out because I needed … Continue reading

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Peter-a Starbucks Story

It felt like we skipped spring this year, the late snows continuing to come… to dump on us, truth be told. So, you can imagine how refreshing it was when the warm sun finally did come, and when it came … Continue reading

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