A Warm Meal and Follow Through

Today I have the honor of guest posting over at Ryan Tate’s blog: The Compelling Parade. Ryan husband, father, writer, and engineer who is living a Story-Formed Life (check his blog for more). Him and his wife have two children, with another on the way in October. I encourage you to check out his other posts–he consistently speaks of compelling encounters with our Father.

I am sharing a brief story on his blog today. Here is an excerpt:

A couple years back, my wife and I came across a homeless man near the mall where we live. He was peddling for money to those in front of a store we were about to go into.

As we walked to the storefront, we noticed customers passing him by without not even a second glance.

As we approached where he was standing, we were compelled to speak to him. While we didn’t give him money, we offered to buy him some food. He was thrilled.

So we got back in the car, drove to the nearby Wendy’s and picked up a value meal.

We thought that this simple act would bless him.

What unfolded next was something we didn’t expect.

Continue reading here.

Click on over to Ryan’s site and give him some comment-love!

16 Comments

  • Arny

    August 1, 2011

    I went. Read. And was reminded…

    thanks dustin…

    How was your Houston Trip?

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    • Dustin

      August 1, 2011

      Thanks Arny.

      Houston was nice (albeit pretty hot! :)). It was a quick trip, as you know…. in town Thursday, left on Sunday. Seeing family is always nice (my wife’s side is all over the country, so they do this every other year).

      Reply
  • Joseph

    August 1, 2011

    Went there. Read that. And left a comment. :)

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  • Moe

    August 1, 2011

    – – – – – – 8

    That’s me running over there.

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    • Dustin

      August 1, 2011

      Nice. Are you wearing your running shorts?

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      • Moe

        August 1, 2011

        Nope. Just my Speedos.

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        • Dustin

          August 1, 2011

          You know, I’m not really that surprised….

          Reply
  • Jason Vana

    August 1, 2011

    Great post Dustin! I commented more over at Ryan’s blog.

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  • Cindy Holman

    August 1, 2011

    I will stop over there :) How are you Dustin?

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    • Dustin

      August 1, 2011

      Thanks, Cindy. I’m tired (just got back from a quick trip to Texas late last night)!

      Reply
  • chris vonada

    August 2, 2011

    thanks for an inspiring story Dustin, sharing the love here, there and everywhere :)

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  • Luther Wesley

    August 2, 2011

    heading over now….

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  • Dustin

    August 2, 2011

    thanks!!

    Reply

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