'With what can we compare the Kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth- yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in the shade.'
Mark 4:30-32

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Posted by: Ed Watson on 12/23/2015 | 0 Comments
We do it every year. We gather close to the longest, darkest night of the year, to light candles, recite names, to once again remember our friends who have died from living outside. It is perhaps the only memorial service that some of these folks ever have. Its story is worth telling.
Posted by: Ed Watson on 12/17/2015 | 0 Comments
Each of us carries with us a degree of woundedness. It goes by different names, such as trauma or brokenness. It could be any number of single-incident events, positive stressors such as a new job or the birth of a child, or continuous, structural violence in the communities of which one is a part. We all have different capacities for resilience—to “bounce back” after traumatic events in life.
Posted by: Ed Watson on 12/11/2015 | 0 Comments
Friendships are essential. They cultivate creativity, compassion and a sense of belonging. Studies indicate that if you have a best friend at work, you are seven times more likely to thrive in your job. Conversely, a lack of deep lasting friendships has shown negative effects on your health and well-being. New York Times commentator, David Brooks says; “Friendship allows you to see your own life but with a second sympathetic self.”
Posted by: Ed Watson on 12/3/2015 | 0 Comments
A few Mondays ago, we had 26 homeless ladies stay overnight with us in Dagwell Hall. But we were expecting only the usual 25. As I stood by the door muttering, “How did that happen?” our newest volunteer said, “It’s a God thing.” That made sense. It said to me don’t worry about it, just move on, all will be well. And it was. Within minutes the volunteers made up another cot, cobbled together an additional breakfast bag for the morning, and the wonderful cooks had plenty of great food for everyone.

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