Jason LaBarge enjoyed creative cooking as a young boy, but never envisioned owning a French restaurant someday. A twist of fate put Jason on a path to learning culinary skills and an eventual degree. Chef Jason LaBarge and wife Jennifer believe faith has been key in their opening Lepice on Gage Blvd., in Richland.
It felt like serendipity. Footsteps choosing an unfamiliar path, the empty bench in the heat of the day, a feathered flock chorusing overhead — all events that seemed to point the weary couple to the lonely house.
When Kenton Lee of Nampa, Idaho volunteered in an orphanage in Kenya, he noticed a little girl walking with shoes that no longer fit. That image triggered an idea that has helped thousands of children in poverty around the world.
The careworn brunette had given way to her drug addiction once again, a pattern she seemed incapable of changing. To anyone tracking her life, the middle-age woman was out of “second chances.” Really, how far could hope stretch?
A look into life’s rearview mirror can be a fun trip, reminiscing about experiences that have marked the journey. But if you intend to stroll down memory lane with Hazel Gallacher, you’d better bring your running shoes.
Kindness can show up in the most unexpected way: a coffee drink paid anonymously in the drive-thru lane, a greeting card for no other reason than to lift one’s heart, a task shouldered by a friend when life seems weary. But imagine kindness arriving with a wagging pink tail.
A soundbite. It was all I was looking for — words that would resonate, tell a behind-the-scenes story. But as we drove onto the film set, the dreary clouds hanging above the Old West-style buildings only deepened the gloom in my heart.