My Blanket story

Lets make sure that this winter we remember the homeless in our city. At the end of this month, buy some extra blankets, beanies, scarves, gloves… wait for a cold night and then conspire with some friends to go make some new friends, friends who are homeless or really need some of your TLC… take peanut butter...

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A story I heard today…

We had coffee today with a man (and his brother) who was sent to prison (and spent 9 years there) for a crime he says he did not commit. He has now been out of prison for 9 years. While awaiting trial in prison he met a mutual friend Colin Bompas who all those years back attended all of his court appearances, visited him,...

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Fight? Flight? …a third way

We are often taught and think intuitively that there are two ways to resist violence or oppression – Fight or Flight. In the FIGHT mode, we retaliate, get back, seek revenge, or we want an eye-for-an-eye plus punishment. In the FLIGHT mode, we run, escape, ignore, never speak to them again, or avoid facing the challenge. One...

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Hannah reflects on love

Hannah (our 12 year old daughter) was interviewed by Ashley Bell at NCCB late last year. In this interview she shares a story about her first interaction with Thulani a homeless friend and reflects on what showing love looks like...

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Another night on the streets…

We had an incredible time on the streets tonight. We went into one of the normal alleyways we visit and sat down and read the Sermon on the Mount together. These words of Jesus are compelling and every time we read this people are profoundly moved. I asked at the end what had stood out for people. What was most profound was that...

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