Of Chia Pets And Used Underwear

Today, I want to share an article I found this morning in The Old North State Beacon (“All the fake news that’s fit to print since I made the site up this morning”): Woman Stunned To Find Poor And Homeless Don’t Want Her Leftovers          A Greensboro woman was bewildered when a local ministry for […]

You Just Don’t Get It

Now and then, I hear about churches that just don’t seem to get it. Like the one in the picture shown here, or the church in Raleigh who found homeless people sleeping on their property at night and had them arrested for trespassing, they completely miss what the church is supposed to be about. Once, […]

Relationships

The folks at Love Wins say homelessness isn’t really a lack of housing, it’s a lack of relationships. A lot of people who are homeless, hungry, poor, etc., don’t have relationships with others who can make sure they’re not outdoors, have enough to eat, are sufficiently clothed and any of the other necessities that life […]

Snow Day

Yesterday, my part of the country had its first significant snowfall in a couple of years;  which,  according to Eric Chilton on WFMY-TV, was 1.5 inches. I realize that’s a light dusting for some of you, but keep in mind the term “significant” is relative; in places that get don’t much snow (like the South), pretty much […]

Veterans Day 2013

It’s November 11 and, of course, that means it’s Veterans Day. It’s a day we’ve set aside to honor all the men and women who have served, and are still serving, in our armed forces. The history of this holiday dates back to 1918 and the end of one of the bloodiest conflicts the world […]

“Give to Anyone Who Asks”

Even though some communities are doing their best to stamp it out, panhandling exists anywhere you find people in poverty. Some folks will give to a panhandler; I do, if I have cash and it won’t compromise the person safety (like making them cross several lanes of traffic). Others don’t and the reason I hear […]

Think About This

The October edition of the Love Wins Newsletter is out and it features a blog post from back when, as Hugh says, “Love Wins was me, a backpack, and a cup of coffee”. It’s a list of all the things people experiencing homeless deal with every day titled What It Means To Be Homeless. As I read, I […]

Those Damn Poor People

This morning, as I always do, I made a cup of coffee and sat down to see what blog fodder I could pull from the ephemera that is the internet. Many days it can be a bit of a chore; not today, though. One of the very first things I saw was a story shared […]

I Take it Back

Yesterday was one of those days. I dropped my phone and cracked the screen, found out getting a trailer hitch installed on my car was a lot harder than I thought and, oh yeah, agitated quite a few folks here at But Not Yet. Last night, I was starting to feel a little beat up […]

People Who…

A couple of days ago, I got spend some time with one of my favorite people on the planet: my brother from another mother, Hugh Hollowell. Most of it was spent at Cafe Helios over coffee. I know that sounds stereotypical, a couple of Christian hipsters talking about Jesus stuff at a hipster haven, sipping the […]