Walking by this old barn, you could almost hear the moaning and shifting of the structure. The side roof looks like it should have given up years ago, but it continues to stand. Now a simple 2x4 keeps it from crashing to the earth.
It reminded me of our work at Manna. What we often do is a temporary fix... we help pay the rent for an elderly couple, cover the utilities for a young family, take care of a prescription for a single mom. They creak, they struggle to make it, and we step in to prop them up so they can make it to the next day. It's not elaborate or fancy, just necessary. We keep them from crashing.