Day 21: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Give

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“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it” (Proverbs 3:27).

Every third Saturday our neighborhood church hosts a food pantry. We are grateful to be a part of a group of people who give so generously. Our scouts help with handing out food, carrying boxes, assisting the elderly and translating from English to Spanish.

Since we began, the amount of families we’ve assisted has grown exponentially. I don’t remember what our third Saturdays were like before we ventured on this journey. Our community needs us more than ever. When we help each other up, everyone wins.

Almost each family that came through our line was grateful beyond measure. A few people passing on the street saw the efforts and handed money to the pastor of the church in hopes that they too could contribute something.

It takes a village to ensure that we thrive. Together we are stronger.

I hope today’s post encourages you to become involved in your community in some small way. Nothing is ever lost when we’re all working for the Most High.


Friend, this is Day 21 of a series of posts for the month of October. I’m joining Kate Motaung over at Five Minute Friday for the yearly Write 31 Days challenge. My topic is “Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations” because that’s what my book is about as well. On Fridays, I will write you a poem. Each day has a different word prompt. I hope you enjoy.

Today’s word prompt is GIVE.

Cover photo credit: Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Unsplash