Taking Homelessness Personally

18 May 2015

No one chooses to be homeless. It’s not a decision they make. It’s something that happens to them. It’s like when you or I catch the flu — we don’t … Continue reading

Homelessness can happen to ANYONE

23 Apr 2015

Greg* worked hard his whole life. He and his wife were happy and settled into their home. They had a 401k and were looking ahead to retirement and more time … Continue reading

When small Becomes BIG

07 Apr 2015

One day, when I was on the bus, a woman approached me and asked me where I worked. She must have seen me getting off the bus near the Mission … Continue reading

The Story Isn’t Over

27 Mar 2015

Good Friday is almost here. I have a hard time with Good Friday. Most Good Friday services are dark and hopeless. They focus only on the crucifixion story. That’s what … Continue reading

Have You Ever Needed a Second Chance?

16 Mar 2015

I’m going to be straight with you. The truth is, I’ve made mistakes. I bet that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, because I’m sure you’ve made mistakes, too. … Continue reading

A Birthday to Forget

18 Feb 2015

What did you do on your last birthday? Kristin* “celebrated” hers — her 31st — huddled in her car with 5 children. In the span of a few years, her … Continue reading

Shelter in The Storms of Life

12 Feb 2015

As a child, I was taught the importance of shelter. I bet you were, too. My parents reminded me to grab a jacket when I left the house. I was … Continue reading

On the Streets in Winter

12 Jan 2015

This time of year, with temperatures dropping and winter weather settling in, I feel a deep sense of urgency to help people get off the streets. I bet you feel … Continue reading

The Dangers of Winter

26 Dec 2014

Being homeless any time of year is dangerous. Malnutrition, dehydration and illness can strike whether it’s 80˚ or 30˚. But as winter settles into Snohomish County, the dangers increase. Here … Continue reading

We’ve got the Christmas spirit!

19 Dec 2014

As we get ready for the Christmas holiday, it’s easy to get lost in the lights and tinsel. Sometimes we get distracted from Jesus’ message above the noise of the … Continue reading