Jesus Was A Homeless Guy

Everyone STOP what you are doing!!!

This could be one of the most important blogs you will read all year. If I could vote this as the best blog of the year I would. It is heart felt, written with passion and the truth.

We, as the church, have missed the mark on so much. With more and more people becoming homeless due to whatever reason we need to step up to the plate and do as Christ would. I love this statement from Catherine “I believe we are only going to be able to address the poverty of these souls, if we first try to ease some of the physical distress these people are in. Handing a cute cartoon booklet to a guy who is wearing the only clothes he owns is stupid and worthless, and frankly insulting to everyone involved.

Maybe it makes the church feel all warm and fuzzy thinking they’ve done their part to draw in the harvest, but the fall-out to Christianity’s reputation from that particular exercise feels bitter to me.

What does that man or woman think about a God whose followers handed them a pamphlet and not a little food? I just want to scream, “Hey, Members of the Elite Clubs of God. If you aren’t going to help the Christians who are working on the front lines of this war for souls, at least don’t make things worse!”

The blight of the homeless is real and it does NOT matter how they got there. What DOES matter is how we help them.

Everyone Has A Story... Again

Homeless_womanLast Friday, I stopped at a convenience store to pick something up on the way home from work. All along the side of the building were homeless people, their worldly possessions in bags strung about their feet, their pets looking as gloomy as they did. What made this incident stand out in my mind was the presence of a small baby. She was in a beat up stroller, and the mother was doing her best to comfort her cries. It was a horrible sight.

Living and working in the area of Tulsa that I do, homeless people are in abundance. For some of them, it is fairly easy to determine how they came about to be in this position. Mental illness and drug addiction are by far the culprits for most of them. A smaller number of them, though, have the look of shock that accompanies a down turn in…

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Dating After Divorce: Common Pitfalls

Very good post on dating after divorce..especially for those dating a divorcee.

Lessons From the End of a Marriage

I received a message the other day from a woman who was recently divorced after fifteen years of marriage. But that’s not why she was reaching out. She was instead asking for help dealing with the utter devastation she was feeling at the end of a six month relationship.

She seemed surprised at the depth of her response.

I wasn’t.

Dating after divorce is often a journey through murky waters. Every encounter and action can have multiple layers, as we work through the end of one marriage, heal ourselves and learn to be in a new relationship. Those events take time and often result in certain stumbling blocks in dating after divorce.

Beginning Deja-Vu

If you were in a long marriage and you were faithful, it has probably been a long time since you have experienced the particular thrill that can electrify the early stages of infatuation. In fact, the last…

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Beauty in the Broken

This is so beautiful. I know first hand the pains of separation and the agony of hitting rock bottom in one’s life. And yes….it sucks!

Can’t wait to see the finished product of fragments and gold as God works on me. That what the enemy meant to destroy me with God has used to make me stronger.

Thank you Rachel for the wonderful story!

Three Boys and a Mom

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to realize this too was a gift.” Mary Oliver

Divorce sucks. Most days I cruise through without much thought about it (sort of); but then there are days the ugly hand of reality just slaps me so hard, right across the face, and I have no choice but to feel the sting.

Today was one of those days.

Its been a rough week or two in general; but I sailed through it like a warrior, seemingly unscathed by the many obstacles and attacks hurled my way. Or so I thought.

Have you ever learned a new skill? Sure you have! Lets take roller blading as an example.

Initially, you’re ridiculous. You can barely stand up on your own legs. You’re wabbling all over the place, falling every two seconds, and you look like Bambi. After…

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