Joy Comes With Potatoes

PotatoesIt’s the little things in life that keep me going – keeps my joy flowing – gives me hope. One of the simple things that brings me joy is potatoes. Lighthouse Ministries – a local shelter across the street from Impact! Church – occasionally gets a BUNCH of potatoes donated.  More potatoes than they can possibly use before the veggies go bad. So they bring us several dozen bags of potatoes every now and then.  People in the hood get giddy over potatoes! We break out the grill and roast them for the homeless hanging out in our parking lot. We put them in boxes with other food to take to our elderly neighbors barely making ends meet on a fixed income.  We take several bags to local homes were impoverished grandparents are trying to raise their grandkids because mom and dad are in prison. We take them to a local Section 8 housing complex where single mothers are working three jobs just to keep the rent paid. Getting potatoes means a day of smiles, tears of joy and a BUNCH of hugs.  Getting potatoes means building relationships and sharing Christ with our neighbors.  Getting potatoes means a day of joyous giving that God seems to bless every time.

Joy Comes With Potatoes