Archive for category Just For Fun
We discovered this week that Little John enjoys dancing just as much as his parents. He may not be able to walk yet, but he still likes to move. The following is a video I put together to give you a glimpse of his mad dancing skills. He may not be making it to the club anytime soon, but at least he’s happy!
I love getting to share interesting stories of my life working with the homeless community. It’s been a pretty good couple of weeks. Our Fishes & Loaves feeding program went from feeding 36 on Monday and Wednesday nights to 72! Our services are now being used by women as well as men. And we had nearly $2000 worth of tables and chairs donated so that not everything we have looks mismatched.
But what I am most excited to tell you is some of the more quirky and funny things that have happened.
#1 – Last Friday I started receiving Netflix at The Open ARM. Was this because I subscribed? No. Because one of my homeless guys signed up our address on one of the computers? Yes. And I have no way of catching the sneaky culprit since the DVDs are addressed to “jhj jhj jhj HJHJHJHJ”. . . I don’t think Netflix really double checks their subscriptions. Oh well, some Korean murder mystery and the classing horror flick Friday the 13th are on their way back to the distributing center in Memphis right now.
#2 – Most of the time during the day, some of the guys go to the public library and rent movies to watch. Last Friday I was taken back a little bit because I walked out of my office to see a group of homeless men intensely watching Legally Blonde. And I was taken back because it was their 2nd time watching this movie! I know that Reese Witherspoon is considered attractive by many males, but enough to sit through Legally Blonde twice? I think not.
Interesting things happen here on a pretty regular basis. I beat a drunk man at pool this morning and he said that it didn’t matter because he’s going to heaven. One of my schizophrenic guests can’t seem to learn to shut the shower door when bathing, creating a hazardous environment for any individual who just can’t hold it. And I’ve had to suspend someone from the computers more than once for searching “young girls” and “pre-teen models”.
My work is interesting, but it is good. Just yesterday I was able to help a lady get into a women’s shelter because she was getting scared sleeping at a male friend’s house. On Tuesday morning more than 15 people showed up for chapel to hear the gospel preached. The hungry are being fed. The strangers are being welcomed. The naked are being clothed.
This is good and redemptive work, and I’m blessed to be called to it.