Their Shoes #16

Moe received his shoes from the shelter. He’s been a regular at the shelter on and off for years. He likes to help out by changing the garbage bags, carrying in donations and cleaning up when necessary. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “That’s easy. Money and quitting drinking.” “I… Continue reading Their Shoes #16

Milestone Birthdays!

Milestone birthdays. We all have them. Sometimes we strive to make them meaningful by attempting something new. When I was 10, I landed my first job. A paper route delivering the Wallaceburg News. My parents didn’t  even know I’d applied for the job when the Circulation Director called for parental consent.  My earnings purchased  Barbie… Continue reading Milestone Birthdays!

Their Shoes #15

Peter received his winter boots from the shelter. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Well, right now, it’s money and a place to live. I live in a triplex. I’ve lived there for years with no problems. There was a fire in one of the other units. My place was… Continue reading Their Shoes #15


I’ve kept track. I’m good at math, after all. So far I’ve survived 100% of my worst days. As my dear old Dad would say,”This too shall pass.” Dad wouldn’t boost me up, telling me that I was strong and could survive anything. Nope. He just gave me hope things would change. Circumstances may look… Continue reading Wisdom

Their Shoes #14

Brent bought his shoes in Grand Bend last year. He remembers because he brought his newly acquired puppy, Sirus, a merle Great Dane, along for the trip. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Well, I’ve never been homeless or struggled with poverty myself. I have amazing family. But, I’ve seen… Continue reading Their Shoes #14

Bridal Blessings!

“If someone stabbed Giselle in the back, well, she’s the type of person that would say, ”I’m sorry. Was I in your way?”” A friend described my daughter. She’s just that sweet of a person. Giselle recently became engaged  to a young man I’ve been fond of from the moment I met him. I couldn’t be happier… Continue reading Bridal Blessings!

Their Shoes #13

Chrissie found her shoes at the side of the road. Someone tossed them out as garbage. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Money. You need money for everything. Right now the problem is finding some winter clothing. I hardly have anything suitable for winter. My boyfriend got me a coat.… Continue reading Their Shoes #13