Saturday, November 14, 2015


Whenever a friend gets back into a place of their own, it's time to celebrate!

This day has been in the works for 1 1/2 yrs.

That's right, Sylvia has been on the streets for that long!

I asked her if I could take a picture of her in her new apartment.

She is so excited.

The church came together yesterday to deliver her some furniture that was donated.

It was great seeing lots of people coming together to help a friend in need.

The apartment got filled up fast.

I am thrilled that Sylvia will no longer be on the streets fearing for her life.

The apartment complex looks very nice and safe.

The streets are no place for anyone to live, but especially for women who get abused and attacked more than you would like to know.

This is not the end to the story, but a highlight of what's to come.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible and especially Caritas for their tireless effort.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

This has been a dream of mine for a while.

Anybody have some lockers to donate?

We have the space for them.

The need is out there.

Need lockers and the manpower to install them.

In Chicago, Lockers Help Homeless Youth Find Some Stability - CityLab

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

My heart aches!

Some times the reality of this world we live in really hurts.

Last week a good friend of mine went off the wagon and has been missing ever since.

This morning I ran into another friend who is homeless. She came to me in tears as she explained that she was in a bad relationship. 

I looked into her face and saw what might have been bruising?

She inquired about the need for housing.

She wouldn't go into with me on the street as she suddenly left and said goodbye.

I sensed that she was afraid! 

Not even a minute later her man came riding down the street on a bicycle. He said it was time to go to work.

I can only imagine what the real circumstances might be.

I hate to think the worse, but sometimes the reality of the situation is not a pretty picture.

Then a few minutes later I ran into a teenage girl I know who is trying to make it in this world under VERY difficult circumstances.

It breaks my heart to see a child suffer because of circumstances out of her control.

My prayer walks are not always happy ones, but ones that break my heart.

I believe it is intentional so that I will stay motivated to continue to do the work at hand.

I think God was speaking to me when I ran across this piece of trash in the street.

It was the first time in close to four years that I have ever picked up one of these in the streets.

Run over and beaten up, but still motivated!

Pray for the people in this community!