Ya Know What I'm Say'n: Hearing the Voice of the Homeless

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Christian Publishing House, Feb 15, 2014 - Religion - 356 pages

 Come journey with me into the world of the homeless. It began with blankets that led me to a park bench and an incredible man who stole my heart. Sit with me as I visit with a registered sex offender who became changed by grace. Listen as I visit with a man who took a blade to his body, and to a young man who used tattoos to hide his pain. Meet the lady whose abusive father broke all of her fingers, and a young lady whose father beat her with a two-by-four. Meet these and others, and discover the sweet souls buried beneath their outer self. God provided me a glimpse of what He sees. At times, it was overwhelming, and at times inspirational. Whether from under the bridge or the downtown park, so many forgotten people shared their lives with me. From those others have shunned, I experienced love. In places I could not have imagined, I witnessed beauty, grace, and strength. Join me as I introduce you to my homeless friends and stand ready for your heart to change when you see them through the eyes of Jesus.

 

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Contents

Mike
162
Day at the Laundromat
170
Greg Visit 5 176 CHAPTER 24 John
190
Tony
201
Through Tinted Glasses
220
Good Bye Mr Shed
224
Struggling
228
Eucharist and Gifts
235

Prison Doors
44
Greg Visit 4
48
Stirred Waters
62
Jane
69
Richard Visit 1
78
Richard Visit 2
85
Matthew
92
Thomas
101
Bruce
109
Dawn
119
Anita
129
Susan Jim and Baby
136
Chains of a Different Kind
147
CHAPTER I9 I Am Weary God Speaks
152
Nicole
155
Melanie
239
Those Hands Those Feet
247
This is 90 7
250
Im tired really tired Kris
254
Christmas Party at the Bridge
262
God Is In the Details 271 CHAPTER 36 Teresa
273
Homeless Hospitality
286
Lasagna and Basketball
296
Brownies and Bibles
299
Scars
305
Loy
322
Pulling Away
325
The Battle 331 Final Words
346
Author Biography 351 Interview with Kris
353
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About the author (2014)

 Keith and Kris are both Oklahoma natives who have been married since 1981 and currently live in Alvaton, Kentucky. They have two grown sons. Kris homeschooled their sons for fourteen years. Since that time, she began writing her thoughts at a nearby pond and thus began her widely read blog Ponderings. Her devotions have been published in Our Daily Journey (a devotional site of RBC Ministries), PCCWeb Daily Devotional, Ruby for Women Ezine Magazine, and she is a contributor in the book Alabaster Jars, Life in Abundance Collection 2. She began a Blanket Ministry for the homeless in 2009 and is currently involved in a Homeless Outreach Bridge Ministry. She also discovered a love for photography. You can find her at ponderingsbykris.blogspot.com Keith has been a mainframe computer programmer since 1987, and has worked for a number of major corporations. He enjoys writing and outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, hiking and incorporates nature photography into those activities. Many of his photographs and outdoor/photography articles have been published in various major magazines including Outdoor Oklahoma, Oklahoma Today, Kentucky Living, Country Magazine, and Back Home Magazine. His photography and outdoor stories can be discovered at his blog site beyondthecampfirebykeith.blogspot.com