Thrift Store Saints – A spiritual walk through various books about ordinary people experiencing Christ in their daily lives by Lisa Risvold.

27 Nov, 2017

Journey Through the Stations

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This week Kerry reflects on an experience praying the Stations of the Cross.  She admits that she’s found the meditation boring in the past, but something is different this time.  She feels as though she’s actually on a journey letting herself get lost in the readings and reflections offered at each station.  She also recalls [...]

20 Nov, 2017

More Alike Than Different

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Kerry volunteers at a men’s homeless shelter where she stays overnight to help monitor the guy's’ activities.  She isn’t sure what to expect, but the evening goes remarkably well and the men make her feel right at home.  One of them told her that she wouldn’t know they were homeless if she’d met them outside [...]

13 Nov, 2017

A Place to Lay Your Head

2017-08-28T14:42:59+00:00 Nov 13th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|Tags: |0 Comments

Kerry’s next mission is to shelter the homeless.  She was never homeless, but she does recall a period when she kept her belongings in her car and crashed on whoever’s couch she could find due to a temporary job she’d taken.  The realization that hospitality is a simple ministry inspires her to have an open-door [...]

6 Nov, 2017

Through God’s Eyes

2017-08-28T14:39:35+00:00 Nov 6th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|Tags: , |0 Comments

Kerry recounts the unspoken rules of riding the subway in this chapter.  One of them is to not make eye contact with others.  The rationale is that, after you do so, you have to engage with that person because you’ve recognized their personhood.  Kerry has now started to view everyone on the subway as someone [...]

16 Oct, 2017

You Are What You Wear

2017-10-24T12:34:11+00:00 Oct 16th, 2017|Categories: Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|Tags: |0 Comments

In this week’s chapter, Kerry discusses the clothing in her closet, both what she’s given away and what remains.  She makes a connection between the clothes that we wear and who we are as people.  As an example, she cited her school principal once telling her that all who wore the school’s uniform represented the [...]