Walk the Walk: with your hands and feet

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Many hands make light work. John Heywood, English playwright and poet, 1497-1580 You may have heard me quote this in the past in describing the positive outcome that team work produces in the ministry and how we couldn’t do all that we do without your ‘hands and feet’, prayers and support. Here’s another interpretation of…



Walk the Walk: in the face of adversity

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I find it amazing how many parallels there are between my Walk the Walk training and the challenges we face at NightShift – life in general. Every time I lace up either at the track or at the gym, I am reminded how difficult it is to stay faithful to my commitment – at the…



Walk the Walk: 7 Weeks, 7 Steps

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Dedication, Effort and Determination In my recent book, I talk about 7 Steps we can take to create a ‘shift’ in in our lives and in support of NightShift: promote the book, donate clothing, support Sisters Thrift Boutique, volunteer, contribute financially, pray and smile. The number 7 is back as we find ourselves in the…



Thank you for treating me as though I am somebody

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By Leah Baugh Today I had the privilege to listen to Jonathan’s* story. Jonathan had been in recovery for eight days. Eight days without heroin, but kicked out of a recovery house for smoking a cigarette. He came into the NightShift office a couple of hours later full of fear. He was fearful of being…



What Brings You Joy?

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By MaryAnne Connor Yesterday was stressful – wrestling with tough decisions, questioning compassion and fatigue. In the midst of it all, I was challenged by this question, “What brings you joy, Mac?” Silence for a second. Have you ever been asked that question? Without giving it much thought, I tossed back a quick answer. In…



A Ministry of Persons, Not “Results”

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“I tried to imagine what it’s like in his shoes.” By Sandy Phillipps People sometimes ask me what results we are seeing on the streets. As if we would give up and move on if we see no change in a person growing stronger in taking responsibility for themselves. The longer I am around, the…



Memorial Service Announcement for Janice Shore

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The following funeral arrangements have been made to commemorate Janice Shore–sister and friend to many here in Whalley.  When: Friday, March 8 from 11am-12pm. Where: Avalon Funeral Home, located at 13288, 108 Avenue, Surrey, BC. The memorial service is open to the public. Reception to follow at NightShift Street Ministries from 12-2 pm. Our offices are located…



R.I.P. Janice Shore

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“I still haven’t made any French toast,” he adds. “I can’t have it without her.” By Idelette McVicker | Twitter: @ideletteWe sat at a small bistro table inside Sisters Thrift Boutique this morning. Ed’s been hanging out on the side of the building here at NightShift, waiting for information about his sister Janice’s death. 8:45pm,…



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