Spotlight Saturday: ShowerUp II

Paul Schmitz, ShowerUp, Nashville

The first time I got to interview Paul, it was in June 2017, only a few months he and his family started ShowerUp in Nashville which was October 2016.  It’s been six years and now ShowerUp has mobile units in six cities as well as a disaster-response team.

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Orphanages of Uganda

18 March 2022

These are the eight orphanages in Uganda that contacted me on Instagram in the past week (March 8-17, 2022).

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Gems 8.47

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Photo “Mirembe Prossy, age 7” by Jonathan Ssentamu, Uganda.

“I begin each day with holy Mass, receiving Jesus hidden under the appearance of a simple piece of bread. Then I go out into the streets and I find the same Jesus hidden in the dying destitute, the AIDS patients, the lepers, the abandoned children, the hungry, and the homeless. It’s the same Jesus.”

-Mother Teresa of calcutta

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Gems 8.46

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Image by distelpics from Pixabay 

“Dear Pavement, The sun used to be the only thing to warm you, and now it’s body heat…a cheek rests on you, a cheek capable of being kissed by a bishop, a cheek once held in a mother’s palm, a cheek that deserves more than the prickly pebbled pillow you are.”

-Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song
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Gems 8.45

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Photo by @MyHomelessMeals

“Nobody has to do anything wrong to end up living a life that feels like it’s not their own, all they have to do is take a step back, and hope for the best.”

-Craig Stone, The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

Published first on Kindspring.org: “Tragedy In Portland

We’ve been helping a young man named Oscar in Portland who lost his job two years ago. Then, when the pandemic hit, he lost his apartment. He has been living on the street ever since. Oscar is articulate, intelligent, and kind. He has been recording on Twitter and Facebook what it’s like to live on the street during a pandemic. He has also been helping others whenever he has the ability to do so.

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