Archive for May, 2014

Christ is the Cure

My first stop on the way to work today was with a faithful friend of the Rescue Mission, who is at home in hospice care.  She opened her eyes and confided, “I’m ready to go, I’m tired.”  We talked a little about heaven; no more tears, no more pain, and of Jesus.  Her words became[…]

No Cereal for Lunch!

Last week, I awaited the arrival of former New Life Programmer, Austin.  Austin graduated from our recovery program last year and came up from New York City so we could visit and take him out to lunch.  I was excited about this for a number of reasons, one being that I was able to stray from[…]

Ritual vs. Repentance

A couple of years ago, I was doing an intake of a guest when he told me he could not stay with us because of his religion.  He then asked how he could get connected with the local Muslim mosque and shelter.  I told this gentleman that I had no idea where a mosque or[…]

I’ll never forget…

I’ll never forget eating at the Mission 32 years ago, when I first began as the Executive Director of the Rescue Mission and the only employee. In 1982, it was a real soup kitchen in every way with a typical dinner consisting of day old bread and a simple, unexciting bowl of soup. I was told by[…]

God’s All Sufficient Grace

Have you ever had a week that was filled with hospitals?  This week for us at New Faith has been one of those weeks.  One of our graduates had just been discharged from a local hospital after a failed surgery attempt to address a newly diagnosed lung cancer.  Unfortunately, she found herself back in Intensive[…]