To See Or Not to See

To See Or Not to See

I noticed him walking toward us as we headed down a street I didn’t know. Chicago is a big city, I’m a little directionally challenged, and it was just me and Sarah, my grown daughter. I wasn’t sure what this homeless man would do. Was he mentally...
Cords of Kindness

Cords of Kindness

Flickr photo by DeaPeaJay , creative commons “I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love. I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks. I bent down to them and fed them.” Hosea 11:4, NRSV Melissa was a homeless woman, living in a Sunday...
Rest in Peace, Howard

Rest in Peace, Howard

http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 At first, Howard seemed to be a thorn in my side. “You’re just not here enough,” he said the minute I walked into the gym. “This should be a full time job. Not part time.” “Hi Howard,” I said, stringing the...
Miss Eula

Miss Eula

Flickr photo from Prisoner 5413 Her name was Eula, and she told me she was seventy four years old. “I never imagined I would be living like this,” she said, looking around at the Sunday school room our church had made into a shelter for homeless families for the week...