Something Like a Dream: Sneak Peak

Something Like a Dream: Sneak Peak

Prologue Brent If only she knew how I watched her, how I hung on every word. If only she knew why I altered my path to intercept hers. What would have changed? Her naivety made her vulnerable to all of us. I scanned the faces before me. They were all so unaware of...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: James’s Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: James’s Story

In our last blog, Dorri and I told Amy’s story. But Amy’s story is not complete without James’s, her now husband. One might ask, why would James keep going back to a woman that appeared so broken. The reason was that James understood broken. He, himself, had been...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: Jared’s Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Jared’s Story

Jared’s faith in God is what ultimately changed the course of his life for the better, he tells Tracy and I, at Hands and Feet Ministries in Jacksonville. The clean-shaven young man with a ponytail says he now feels a calling to the ministry.  “In...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: Joel’s Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Joel’s Story

We met Joel at Hands and Feet Foundation in Jacksonville. They are one of the faith-based outreach programs helping the homeless. Tracy and I interviewed the couple who run this program and will be posting their interview on the blog soon. Joel, age 67, is an army...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thomas’ Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thomas’ Story

Thomas, age 29, looked as relaxed as any college student dressed in jeans, sneakers, and a hoodie. Tracy and I found some seats at a long rectangular table toward the back of the San Marco Library. Amid the hushed conversations and occasional flutters of book pages,...
New Dawn Outreach

New Dawn Outreach

Synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. I love this word because it contains magic and possibilities. The definition of synergy makes...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thom’s Story

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Thom’s Story

Thom, “the phone man,” age 70, agreed to meet with us and talk about the challenges he faces in being part-time homeless. “The phone man” nickname, as he’s known on the streets, comes from his employment with Assurance, a cellular phone company, specializing in Obama...