Peanut Butter and Spam

Hi all,

Attached is a link to my most recent post that ran in last week’s The Florida Times-Union. It’s about an encounter I had with a homeless man. I try to be as authentic as I can about these experiences because what I most want to convey is that service can be complicated, yet regardless of our reservations, it’s always worthwhile.

In this instance, although IΒ  felt called l to serve this particular gentleman, I was slow to respond.Β  And, my excuses paled in comparison to his needs. Thinking too much and too big can sometimes thwart our best intentions.Β  More than anything, it’s about the simple act of sharing — despite our obstacles, despite our flaws and humanness, and despite the confusion that we may feel about those in need.

I hope it makes you smile.Β  ~ love, Lara

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2022/03/06/guest-column-nothing-beats-simple-joys-sharing/6656473001/

2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter and Spam

  • March 15, 2022 at 12:59 pm
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    You are so very kind to do this. My wife and I drive by an overpass near Assumption and have seen a man there too, possibly the same man in your article. Thank you for helping him! Yo are always such an inspiration!

    • March 15, 2022 at 6:23 pm
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      Hi Mike! I bet it is the same man. A few other people have reached out to me about seeing him and it makes me think how God uses every single one of us and that he is using E to draw people to serve. I haven’t done much to help him but prayer is powerful and I think if we all pray when we see him that will be the most holy underpass in Jax!

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