Finding God in a Bag of Groceries: Seeking Food, Discovering Grace  -     By: Laura Lapins Willis
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Finding God in a Bag of Groceries: Seeking Food, Discovering Grace

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If your shelves were empty, your children hungry, and your electricity shut off, what would you do? The citizens of a Tennessee town went to a church where Willis awaited them with bag of groceries, a compassionate ear, and a heart full of love! Her touching memoir will inspire you to seek your own spiritual calling. 208 pages, softcover from Abingdon.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1426753241
ISBN-13: 9781426753244

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If your pantry was empty, your children hungry, your electricity cut off for nonpayment, and you saw no prospect of support, what would you do? For a decade in a rural Tennessee community, you went to a shabby building behind a church and found Laura Willis. Running a program to help the needy, Laura discovered a world of people she never knew: the lonely and unemployed, chronically poor families, and middle-class folks surprised to be struggling in a great recession. And to each, she offered a bag of groceries, a compassionate ear, and a heart of love. Taking a tiny food pantry and watching it grow to feed hundreds, Laura learned about her own hunger for God and began to discern her own spiritual directions, learning how her calling card—a bag of groceries—could be a gift to others and to herself of abundance and grace.

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Laura Lapins Willis has been observing people and writing about them since she was 8 years old. She began her career as a journalist, but then moved into the nonprofit world to make a difference in peoples lives. Willis has served in a variety of influential roles, including helping found an environmental group in Washington, DC, and work as grant writer and fund-raiser for the University of the South. She and her husband have two sons, and live in Sewanee, Tennessee, where she is known for her work at the Community Action Committee as a community organizer and advocate.

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