Friday, February 13, 2015

For Your Friday

homeless tent

"We have a friend who is fifty-five and homeless and an alcoholic and he just got out of jail on Tuesday..."
 I'm honored to share today over at Grace Table* about one of the friends who launched us into the journey of knowing the heart of Jesus and wanting to reflect it more. This friend still pops up in our lives, now and then. Sometimes Cory runs into him (again) at the jail. Sometimes it's out on the streets. As far as I know, he's still homeless. But maybe he's a little closer to the love of Jesus? That's what I'm still praying.

Also, a friend directed me to this post, You Don't Have To Be Defined By Your Worst Day, on the Storyline blog, written by Bob Goff's bestie, Al Andrews. Al wrote about his visit to Cory's Love Does book club at the jail. It was such a sky-brightener to relive it all through Al's experience today.

Happy Friday, Homies!** 

*You'll want to subscribe to this blog! It's all about authentic hospitality and lots of the posts involve food. And grit. And the kind of truth that turns us inside-out.

** Speaking of homies, Cory and I watched this documentary two nights ago about Father Gregory Boyle, and Homeboy Industries. Remember my favorite book in the history of the world? SAME GUY! It was so good. SO, so, so good. And it's streaming on Netflix!

Photo credit: Grace Table


  1. how did i not know about g dog on netflix?!?
    thanks for all the resources today!

  2. It is SO beautiful how you and Cory keep loving those the LORD brings into y'all's lives!

    Y'all welcomed your friend in and loved him well that night!!

    OH MY WORD, right after I typed those words, I got a call from a tearful young friend who needs a place to stay. Praying if the LORD calls me to bring her here, I will be as brave and selfless as you are, Shannan and open my door to her.

    Love you Valentine Homegirl!!


    1. Excited for you!
      Welcome her in. She will show you so much Jesus!

  3. LOVED that blog about the prison visit! A face changes everything.......

  4. I can't wait to watch the documentary... Lucky for me, I live in Los Angeles and it's only Homeboy Chips and Homeboy Salsa for us in our house. We can buy it at the local grocery store... Love the story of Homeboy Industries. Come visit in LA and I'll take you to the cafe.

  5. "It’s not my job, to make his heart see. I couldn’t do it. It’s just not possible.

    But we can bring him into our home. We can bake him a cake and buy him shoes. We can show him love, love, love, and maybe his glasses will start to turn all love-tinted and maybe then he’ll look out and see truth and he’ll begin to listen for the only voice that can tell him anything at all."

    LOVE this. Good reminder of what my job is and isn't.

    And isn't it so good??? I want to make everyone I know watch it.

  6. Auch wies mich auf dieses Thema ein Freund, Sie müssen nicht zu definierenden By Your Worst Day, auf dem Storyline Blog von Bob Goffs bestie, Al Andrews geschrieben. Al schrieb über seinen Besuch in Cory Love Does Buchclub im Gefängnis. Es war so ein Himmel-Aufheller, um alles zu erleben durch Al Erfahrung heute.

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