March 26, 2009

Busy on Wednesdays

As I posted earlier, I have this desire/need to stay busy. In that spirit  of business and with my need to practice the many aspects of blogging before my trip (inserting pictures, video, and hyperlinks)  I will hopefully be somewhat efficient  by the time I'm blogging the ride.

I have a few hobbies that I enjoy.  I also feel the need to help others.  I also believe that God works in mysterious ways.   A few months ago, God dropped an opportunity  right on my doorstep.  There is a bi-weekly newspaper  (Wednesday and Saturday) in Tracy, California which is free for delivery if you call and ask for it.  Now the house where I live had never received a copy from the time I moved in May of 2006 until early November of 2008.  On that particular Wednesday, a copy of the paper was on my driveway when I was leaving for work at 4 in the morning.  Since we don't usually receive it (and haven't gotten another one since), I took it to work and read it during my day.  This article was in that particular issue  click here.  Since that fateful morning, this has become my Wednesday gig.  Starting directly after work around 3, we don't finish until everyone is served and the hall is cleaned up around 7.  It's really a makeshift crew of workers.  The church isn't one of the wealthiest on town; none of the pots and pans match; the knobs on the stove are mostly broke off and we use pliers to turn it on and off; and all of food is donated except for the salad ingredients.  Paul has a real talent of mixing spices in an incredible way.  Every week we marvel in his talents of making even the simplest ingredients into one of the best flavors we ever had.  He's an old "Hell's Angel" who loves the Lord with all his heart and loves his ministry.  His stories are interesting and his testimony is inspiring.  Plus he still rides.

God has aided me in my quest/need/desire to stay busy and I'm counting on him to drop more opportunities in my lap/life.

12 comments:

katherine. said...
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katherine. said...

Your wednesday night gig is very cool indeed.

You are becoming quite the blogger/writer. I am sure you will be an expert/pro by the time you are 50!

smile.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Very inspiring story Teamster. I enjoyed it very much. Paul is quite the guy. Bless him and those like him.

Have a terrific day. :)

Linda said...

I've got to admit, I got hungry while reading that article! Most definitely not your standard soup kitchen style food!

What a great thing for Paul to do and how cool that you got "a calling" to help him out on Wednesday nights.

Bless the two of you, the other helpers, and all those who enjoy the great cooking. May their troubles be lifted soon!

Jeff B said...

God has a way of getting our attention when we least expect it. Sounds like a pretty good use of your Wednesday energy.

Mel said...

k..you need to put **warning--Mel will cry** headers on posts...

Geeze.

Good tears, of course.
NOT from the onions.
G-d at work will do that to me.

(((((((((( Teamster )))))))))))

Bless you....and Paul...

Bobbie said...

You make us proud David !!!!!
You are going to have to teach me how to do hyperlinks now that you are a pro blogger... Love Ya !!!

The Teamster said...

Katherine...as was Thanksgiving gig cool too...

Sandee...Paul is a great guy with many great "biker" stories. I hope to someday enjoy a ride with him..

Linda...the flavors of the food are incredible and yes...there are many supporters.

Jeff...yeah he does...many of us don't realize when God is telling us something or giving us that little push to action...

mel...I'm new at blogging. I'll start putting in a disclaimer..for tears...smiling

mom...thanks...and i'd be happy to show you some of the things i've been taught...we'll see you soon..

thanks everyone for reading my posts.

katherine. said...

there is so much to learn about blogging...template design, uploading photos, hyperlink placement, warnings for mushy mel...

Paul truly has a heart for the hungry. Some are homeless, some are elderly, some just need a decent meal. He doesn't get caught up in talking or the trappings of religion...Paul gets right to the "DO" part of his faith.

SierraSnowSoaps said...

Dave, great reading so far! Someday (this month) I will be starting my blog about the Carson Valley and Soapmaking and everything else I love. Keely said I can even talk about having a 15 1/2 year old!
Love Michelle

Matt-Man said...

Great story, Teamster. I hope you all keep up the good works. Cheers to ya!!

The Teamster said...

michelle...I can't wait to read about it.

matt...thanks for stopping in and the cudo's...it's actually humbling to help others and something I feel we should all do...