February 19, 2009

Dry Bones...real questions, real answers.

I have occasionally written on here about one of my favorite ministries, Dry Bones in Denver, CO. I received their newsletter today on-line with a great Dry Bones Interview. This was a great piece to read, questions answered by the teens and young adults who live on the streets in Denver and who are served by this ministry.
Here are the questions....they are answered by several different people who live on the streets. Denver has the highest teenage rate of homeless population. Their answers are precious, truthful, and sometimes a bit tough to read, knowing that I am headed to a warm bed on a cold night. Click on the link above to read the full interview, and to find out what "Rice Christians" are.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY….
DESCRIBE WINTER ON THE STREETS IN A COUPLE OF WORDS…
WHERE’S THE MOST INTERESTING PLACE YOU’VE EVER SLEPT?
DO YOU SEE OR EXPERIENCE GOD ON THE STREETS?
WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES YOU OPEN TO TALK ABOUT GOD TO SOME PEOPLE, BUT NOT OTHERS?
THIS IS GOING OUT TO PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT DRY BONES AND WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT GOES ON HERE IN DENVER. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE READING THIS INTERVIEW?

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I always believe that when I read the stories about Dry Bones, that there go I but for the grace of God. A couple tweaked circumstances in my life could have very easily landed me on the streets. Thankfully I had friends and family who had higher expectations given in love, than I had for myself.

So what are your answers to with the questions above? Not all fit my life, but I tweaked them a bit.

Describe your perfect day...waking up late with my husband in bed next to me. Eating a yummy breakfast, reading a book, going to a movie, having real conversations with my kids, finding God in the details of my life.

Winter on the streets....no idea.

Most interesting place you've ever slept? I have always had a bed to sleep in.

Do you see God or experience Him in the streets? I see God every day. I look for Him everywhere. He is in the beauty of nature, he is in the kindness of strangers, He is in the people around me who share His love. I find Him most clearly in His Word, in scripture. His words are like friends to me, who teach, discipline, love and give me hope.

What is it that makes you open to talk about God to some people, but not to others? (Going back to when I was coming back to the Lord.) If someone has an openness and kindness, if they are friendly, allow me to ask questions, and not make me feel stupid for not already knowing the answer to easy scriptural rights and wrongs.

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To keep up with the latest happenings with Dry Bones in Denver, click on their link above and sign up for their on line newsletter. This is an awesome ministry.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very illuminating, honest answers! I love hearing success stories such as the Dry Bones ministry.

Sharon Winkler