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Lori Gonzalez-author, homemaker and mother of three-took time out of her hectic schedule one evening to "dish up the gravy" at a Los Angeles area homeless shelter. What began as a simple act serving food to the homeless became a passion as Lori Gonzalez began to get involved in the lives of those who live on the edge of society, In the book the reader gets to meet many of the homeless people, hear their stories, and walk with them as they attempt to get on with their lives-either within the conventions of society or seemingly divorced from it entirely. As the reader will find, Got the Time? has a double meaning. It is a question that homeless people often ask, which seems ironic since all they have is time on their hands. For those who might feel a tugging at their hearts whenever they encounter the homeless, it is a simple plea. Will you take some time out of your busy scheduel to help? For churches, it is fulfilling one of God's greatest commands-to do for "the least of our brethren." Got the Time? is a book filled with inspirational, real life stories of those who are homeless and of those who help.

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"A Journey into the Lives of the Homeless"
The homeless. Those who dwell on the edge of society often invisible to the rest of us. Yet Jesus said in Matthew 25:35, "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
Enter a homemaker and mother of three who takes time out of her hectic schedule one evening to "dish up the gravy" at a Los Angeles area homeless shelter. Like so many others, she had never really given the homeless much thought. Then, between the first scoop of gravy and the last that night, her life changed. Instead of simply ladling gravy as she had been directed, she finds herself looking intently into each person's eyes; and she is gripped by a deeply felt belief that she is seeing each of these people through the eyes of God

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Got The Time?: A SEARCH FOR HOPE ADMIST HOMELESSNESS by Lori Gonzalez has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • CBA Retailers - 09/01/2003 page 57

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Item Specifications...

Studio: FaithWalk Publishing
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.68" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.52 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
ISBN  0972419640  
ISBN13  9780972419642  

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More About Lori Gonzalez

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lori Gonzalez is a life-long Catholic committed to the faith and ensuring her children know and love the faith as she does. Already possessing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, a Master's degree in Management, and a PhD in Social Science, Lori is also completing a Master's degree in Professional Counseling. She intends to use this counseling degree to help those in need, using the principles of faith as a basis. As active in her faith as she is in her children's lives, Lori coaches softball and volleyball and is a role model for parent involvement at her children's school. Combining this mother's devotion to her children and fervor for her faith, it comes as no surprise that her favorite patron saints are St. Catherine Laboure and St Joan of Arc. Dan Gonzalez is a life-long Catholic committed to being the man God intended and love his wife as Christ loved the Church. He has a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology, and is finishing his MBA in hospital management and currently works in the medical staffing industry. A former college football player and offensive coordinator, Dan has also published several coaching articles and books, has a football consulting business (http: //, and actively coaches his children in their sports. His favorite patron saint is St. Rita of Cascia, the patron saint of impossible dreams.

Lori Gonzalez currently resides in the state of California. Lori Gonzalez was born in 1959.

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For anyone seeking hope in hopeless times  Jan 14, 2004
Got The Time? A Search For Hope Amidst Homelessness is the moving story engagingly told by Lori Gonzalez -- a homemaker and mother of three who volunteers at a Los Angeles homeless shelter. As Lori looks at each individual's eyes in the context of the shelter and the street, she feels as though she is seeing them through the eyes of God. Reflecting determination and bravery, as well as the will, power, and faith to make a difference, Got The Time? is strongly recommended reading for anyone seeking hope in hopeless times, searching for personal answers to social questions, and wanting to achieve social justice in an all to often unjust world.

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