Parting Gifts Book Club Questions

Parting Gifts Book Club Questions

Parting Gifts is broken into four parts, the four decisions that seemed to shape Sarah’s life. What are some of the decisions that you made that shaped your life the most? The idea that life sometimes comes down to what appears to be meaningless decisions can be...
Jacksonville’s Homeless: Cup of Love

Jacksonville’s Homeless: Cup of Love

“I will turn a cup of coffee into an ocean of love.” These were the words whispered to Jason Kelloway in a quiet moment. The words emanate warmth and safety, but without action, they are nothing more than letters poetically put together that lay dormant....
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,...