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The Dumpster Redeemer Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37

The Dumpster Redeemer

As our Redeemer, Jesus Christ took a deep dive into humanity -- in order to save it.

At a Glance

Matt Malone is someone who knows how to turn trash into treasure. But he's not the only one. God has been doing this for a long time.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text, see "Rules for the Road," November 3, 1996, at

It's a familiar scene at college graduations.

Parents proudly hold up their smartphones, eager to capture photos of their capped-and-gowned progeny. It's called "commencement" -- a day of hopes and dreams, of imagining who and what their sons and daughters will one day become.

It's a pretty fair bet none of those parents ever pictured their kids as trash-pickers.

But hold on a second. What if their trash-picking offspring could pull in a quarter of a million dollars a year?

The dumpster redeemer

This is what Matt Malone, an Austin, Texas, security consultant, estimates he could make in a year if he gave up his day job and pursued his weekend hobby full-time -- a cool quarter million.

Every weekend, Malone leaves corporate...

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