Faith Stories: I Feel Like It's Christmas

“I feel like it is Christmas,” she exclaimed. Except it wasn’t December, and we weren’t standing in front of a sparkling Christmas tree with beautifully decorated gifts. We were looking at her choices of items from the Food Pantry.

Tears welled in my eyes as I thought of my well stocked pantry at home. Now I was walking with her pointing out that she could have peanut butter or jelly, sugar or flour, etc. She kept remarking how she felt she was really shopping! She never stopped smiling and she was so gracious.

The Food Pantry serves as hope to many in south Baton Rouge. But that day this joyful woman, who was so happy to receive milk, bread, rice, and beans to feed her family of five, filled me with hope that I could spend more time thanking God for the many blessings in my life and less time worrying.

Lord, grant me faith to trust You in my day to day life knowing that in all times and in all places You are there. Amen.

Cindy Adams

Share Your Story of Faith!

The Witness committee is looking to record your experiences working with St. John’s ministries or other activities where you’ve experienced God’s presence. We’ll be collecting the stories and sharing them regularly via email, on our website and our newsletter as space allows. You can either send in a short story or just have a conversation with us and we’ll do the writing. Contact Kathy King ( for more information.

Read the Faith Stories we have collected so far.