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Invisible People

Posted: August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Blvcksmith

I have always been fond of giving back to the community and helping those that are less fortunate than ourselves. A little bit of generosity; such as, monetary donation, food, shelter and clothes. The slightest change of perception can go a long way for somebody who has nothing. However, not all times I have found myself in a position to contribute to our society, but when I do it makes me feel content and warm-hearted; knowing that I made a difference: putting a smile on someone’s face and contributing to their needs.

I have realised that some people don’t feel comfortable giving to homeless people for what ever reason that might be. The stereotypical concept on homeless people are that they are alcoholics, con-artists, or perhaps they just don’t feel that they deserve any help because they think it’s their own fault for putting themselves in that position to begin…

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Homeless in America!

Posted: July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Homeless in America from: Michelle’s Classroom, Words of Wisdom

When is enough enough?

Posted: July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Heartbreakingly true.

Postcard to Dennis

Posted: July 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

Down Not Out

By Maya Oppenheim published by Vice.com:

No woman actively looks forward to getting her period. Even after decades of menstruating, it can be a painful, expensive hassle every month that leaves you feeling completely flattened. But if you’re a woman living on the street, having a period isn’t a hassle – it’s a nightmare. Because if you can’t muddle together enough money for food or shelter, it is unlikely you’ll be able to afford sanitary towels or tampons.

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“For I was Hungry…”

Posted: June 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

sequesteredwonders

Dear homeless boy sitting on the curb,

In the heat of the day, I passed you by.

Your was face darkened with fear, anger and hunger,

But I averted my eyes.

Alone in a world of 7 billion people,

I hardened my heart choosing not to wonder.

A face so young with eyes grown old.

What happened to you to make you thus so?

I suppose I could have stopped

And chatted with you all the same.

Maybe there’d be a change

If I had prayed over you in Yahshua’s name.

But I’m heading to Bible study now,

My emotions too comfortable to disturb.

Perhaps another passerby will come strolling ’round the curb.

“Yes,” I console my conscience.

Perhaps another passerby will come strolling ’round the curb.

Matthew 25:35-40

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Pavement Cafe

Posted: June 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

Anna Ghislena

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I’ve been sitting here awhile. 

My cup is empty. 

No matter, I like watching human traffic.

Foreign students chatter by.

Her!  She passes every day;

fresh long hair, a breezy skirt, so beautiful;

the picture of my love when I promised her the universe.

Now there’s a young man with determination in his stride;

his tie flapping across his chest; his briefcase full of ambition;

I remember those days, before this.

A fretful girl struggles with her double pram.   Are my children all grown up now?

As the world turns a dog sniffs my shoe.

Clink.  Silver hits my cup.  I salute you.

©Anna Ghislena 2013

This was another 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups .  To take part head for this link : http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week107/

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How Much Charity Is Enough?

Posted: June 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Jesus was very specific in saying that His followers need to provide for and protect those who can’t take care of themselves. And He also pointed out that whoever does something good for someone else in His name is effectively doing it for Him.

A good reason to be charitable, don’t you think?

My wife and I contribute a percentage of our income to our church, and part of the church budget helps provide for people having special needs. In times of death or severe illness, we’re also apt to sign up to bring a meal to a family in need. And we have many needy people in our individual prayer lists.

Richmond has a special program called CARITAS. While I can’t remember what the acronym stands for beyond “Churches around Richmond,” I understand their purpose. To try to break the cycle of homelessness for as many people as…

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