Fishes and Loaves: Sharing Hearts and Nurturing the Needy

Springing Back into Action!

We are having so much fun watching the birds from our patio, especially the moms feeding the babies!  These adorable ones are one more sign of spring.    So many lessons from Mother Nature to us… While in the midst of spring, of course it is a great time to renew, readjust, and revisualize things.  How about looking into the … Read More

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Compassion in Action

Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s join during this season of love and spread some love around with “compassion in action”, helping out the folks who are in need. Please join with us and give to the North Texas Food Bank and the Austin Center! According to a recent news article on News Break, “The difficult reality is that food price increases … Read More

Fishes and Loaves: Sharing Hearts and Nurturing the Needy

Happy New Year! Let’s Deepen the Spirit of Goodwill in 2022!

Thank you, all, for all the great toys, and the two carts full of goods for the Austin Street Shelter for the holidays!   David Timothy told a great story the other day about a lady being on the receiving end of some blankets that were given.  When she received these, she cried, and David told her that Jesus gave them to her.  … Read More

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A Prayer for this Holiday Season

Hoping you enjoy this beautiful abundance prayer from Tosha Silver  as much as we are enjoying it.  May you be blessed by your giving this holy season! “Divine Beloved, allow me to give with complete ease and abundance, knowing that You are the unlimited Source of all.  Let me be an easy, open conduit for Your prosperity.  Let me trust that … Read More

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Season of Giving

Hey wait a minute!  Christmas already??  What happened to Thanksgiving…  Everything is passing like a blur…In the upcoming season of gratitude, may we remember to pass on our blessings in the circle of love to those in need this Christmas.  There will be so many opportunities this holiday season for sure!  After communicating with the Soupman, David Timothy, he is … Read More

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Happy People Build their Inner World

“Happy people build their inner world. Unhappy people blame their outer world.” (Dalai Lama) Thank you so much for caring and sharing for those doing their best to better their circumstances and build their inner worlds! Hoping everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather! Eric found a great app called All Trails, and we have been getting to be in Mother … Read More

Fishes and Loaves: Sharing Hearts and Nurturing the Needy

Changing of the Seasons

As the cooling fall weather comes back to North Texas, the beautiful fall colors will soon come with it. Let’s enjoy nature’s beauty and abundance by expressing our gratitude through our continual giving to those in need. Giving really is contagious, as it is an energetic exchange.  The seen expressions and unseen energy of giving spreads and touches all hearts magnetizing … Read More

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Be Content

Thank you all for the great gifts so carefully picked for the food bank, and also for the Austin Shelter this last pickup!! Isn’t a great way to claim our divine quality of contentment by stoking the flames of our gratitude through giving?    Gratitude and contentment do go hand in hand.  May we continue to pay our gratitude forward by helping … Read More

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Kindness is a Language

Hoping everyone is being kind to themselves, and staying cool during these hottest days of Texas heat.  A nice cool glass of cucumber juice surely helps!  Please join with us to lend a kind hand to those in need of food, and also those who are experiencing houseless challenges.  Did you know that the Austin Street Center was directly helping … Read More

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Service to Humankind

“Service to man will help your divinity to blossom, for it will gladden your heart and make you feel that life has been worthwhile. Service to man is service to God, for God is in every man, every living being and in every stone and stump.” – Baba Thank you all for your generosity last pickup with the groceries, toiletries, … Read More

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By Helping Others… We Help Ourselves…

Thank you, for all that you give of yourselves. A call for even greater prayer, affirmation and claiming the Truth for all has gone out now from many sources. What a great way to serve others, as we all know the effectiveness of these practices, even confirmed my science. One of the team members share an affirmation for the healing … Read More

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The Starfish Story

This beautiful story of the starfish came to mind again the other day, as we were taking groceries to the North Texas Food Bank. It exemplifies the same energy where in this case one bag of groceries DOES make a difference.  That one pair of jeans that someone can wear or one wallet to keep their important documents in encourages someone … Read More

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Have a little Faith

We saw a beautiful uplifting movie based on a true story called, “Have a Little Faith” about the total transformation two souls who let go of lots of darkness and became light with the guiding influence and kind ways of others. It is a beautiful story of one houseless person who was revived, so to speak, as well as how … Read More

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Helping Each Other in the Journey of Life

We all need help at times, that is for sure.  We are really here to help each other in the journey of life.  There was a recent news article saying that despite increased efforts by the government to meet the needs of the folks who are struggling with paying the bills for both food, rent, and the likes, there is … Read More

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And God Cried

Inspiration comes from so many incredible sources!  This week, we felt very inspired by one of the members who has written not merely one, but three books! (the other titles, besides the one above, are Listening and Is This Anybody in Your Family? Family Reunion.)  We had no idea and are so happy to know about these creations.  Of course, Lueretha would point … Read More

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Holding the Light

We are all here to hold the light for each other in whatever way we can!  Someone said that every day is a new incarnation.  That resonates.  January 18 has been designated as National Service Day, along with Martin Luther King’s birthday this year.  This is apt that both would be on the same day, as Dr. King was totally … Read More

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The Preciousness of Small Things

Thank you, everyone, for making the Toys for Tots an incredible offering of the greatest toys! I hope all of you can imagine those smiling faces on Christmas Day when the gifts are eagerly opened. Everyone can remember those days of delight for sure! Special thanks to Vidya and Madhuri for having a beautiful shopping spree for others, and bringing … Read More

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PICKUP for TOYS FOR TOTS this coming Monday, Dec 7! Also, picking up for Austin Street Center!

Special thanks this week to Laksmi and Raga for gathering, cleaning, and even ironing all those wonderful clothes to give to Austin Street Center, and to the North Texas Hindu Mandir for all the food gathered for the North Texas Food Bank!! Wow! 170 pounds were given to help other folks who are food challenged, the number of which seems … Read More

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Toy Pickup and Austin St. Center Pickup November 23, Monday

Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you all for paying forward your gratitude! We so appreciate your generosity, given over many months! Gratitude in all religions, in all philosophies, in so many arenas of life is a prerequisite for happiness. It is probably safe to say that the most grateful people are indeed the happiest. This is such an auspicious season to … Read More

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Pick up for Austin Street Shelter and TOYS FOR TOTS Christmas Project Monday, NOVEMBER 16

Thank you, all, for the donations for Austin Street, and for Toys for Tots last Monday. All, were happily received!! There are some smiles behind those masks! Never before have we been speaking with our eyes. As one member reflected, it is a good deed to make contact with people that way and give them a hug through our eyes. … Read More

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Pickup for Austin Street Center and Toys for Tots Christmas Project on November 9

Thank you for last week’s donations! They were received and appreciated as always! Maitri, one of our team members, thought of a Christmas Project we could support, so starting this week, we will be picking up for TOYS FOR TOTS, as well as the items needed for Austin Street Center. You can go to Toys for Tots website, and see … Read More

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NEXT PICKUP CHANGE TO NOVEMBER 2

We imagine most people have heard this adage before… We thought we would be picking up goods from you all this coming Monday, but circumstance would have it that we need to wait another week until Monday November 2. We appreciate your patience regarding our change of plans, and hoping you will have time to gather more goodies for those … Read More

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NEXT PICK UP from Happy Home Helpers on Monday, October 12

There is nothing quite like the colors of fall! We are ready for a road trip, that is for sure. Fall makes us want to enjoy that last bit of glorious nature before the cold weather sets in! Until that road trip we are longing for, we get to have our “around town” road trip on this coming Monday to … Read More

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PICKUP MONDAY October 5 from Happy Home Helpers, Volunteering from Home!

Director of Donations at the Austin Center, Libby Card, above left.Running a bit late, we showed up at the Center to drop all the wonderful items you all gave right at the time Libby came out of the Center. She was telling me how she simply came to the Center to volunteer, and instead landed a job, as she had … Read More

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Next Pick-up from Happy Home Helpers: Monday, Sept. 28

Aren’t postits great? They remind us of so many things. Reminders are something we need every day for this, that, and the other. One beautiful soul reminded us this week that challenges are opportunities. One example can be taken from the Austin Street Center itself, of how challenge is married to opportunity. In the past, the houseless folks could only … Read More

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Next PICKUP from Happy Home Helpers Monday, September 21, for Austin Street Center

Goodies Galore from all of you last week! We felt like Santa delivering from his elves to all! Thank you all for such a great mixture of things. It takes everyone, the sandwich makers, the shoppers who like to go get extra things when they go to the store, the makers of specially created treats like masks and goodies, the … Read More

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REVERSE–Pickup WILL be on Monday, AS USUAL, on September 14

We are so happy our cars and our brains have a reverse gear. We decided that YES, we will have pickup this coming Monday, September 14, as usual. The only thing that has changed is that we will be delivering goods to the Austin Street Center instead of the Soupmobile. You can go on their website and see what they … Read More

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NEW SCHEDULE FOR PICKUPS!!

THANK YOU ALL for your sustaining power over the last 5 months, creating goodies, and gathering supplies for others in need!! David, the Soupman, really appreciated everyone today for their steadiness in giving! This is just a short note to let you know that the Soupmobile’s schedule is changing, thus our pickup time is changing: Due to a shortage of … Read More

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Life is like a box of chocolates. . .

Everyone loves the line from “Forrest Gump” that goes to this effect: Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are gonna get.” Life brings unexpected opportunities and gifts!

Fishes and Loaves: Sharing Hearts and Nurturing the Needy

“Comfort Food for the Soul” Foodie Fundraiser

It’s time for our monthly Foodie Fundraiser that benefits the Soupmobile! This month we will be creating a comfort food dish that will bring solace to your soul during these challenging times. It’s vegetarian and super yummy filled with healthy fats, gluten free and relatively low carb. Great for those who are trying to watch their blood sugar and inflammation … Read More

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“It’s All For Good”

The above sign in the team member’s yard reminded us of the following story by Swami Satchidananda if you have not heard it before: Once upon a time there was a king who had a wonderful, wise minister. The minister was very loyal and devoted to the king, and the king never left the palace without the minister at his … Read More

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Thank You, Ma!

One of the things we love about India is some of its beautiful traditions such as the younger folks calling the respected elders, whether they are immediate family or not, and even if you don’t know them very well, “Auntie” and “Uncle”! That is just an endearing reminder for us to look at each other as family, the family of … Read More

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The Joy of Giving

Happy Krishnastami for all those celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna this week!!. We have one beautiful team member here depicting the great Radha in her bright and beautiful way! She colorfully demonstrates the joy of this occasion of the avatar’s birth, a supreme event to restore righteousness to mankind’s hearts and minds! What a joy it is to actually … Read More

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Prayer is Such a Precious Tool

Pickup from Happy Stay-at-Home Helpers for the Soupmobile – Monday, Aug 3 Prayer is such a precious tool given us at all times, and there is newfound appreciation for it now! One prayer that Bill Wilson and those who started the 12 step programs of recovery use as a part of their process to learn how to live a great … Read More

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Fishes and Loaves: sharing hearts and nurturing the needy

Organized lovingly by community members Eric and Shakti Biskamp, The Happy Helpers from Home campaign gathers food directly from your doorstep every week and brings it to the Soupmobile food pantry.  You don’t have to participate every week but whenever your heart guides you. The giving spirit keeps our hearts open to the many people who especially now are in need … Read More