how to help homeless people according to eli (6) and eden (4)

A while ago, I was sitting with my six year old son and my four year old daughter. We were talking about Herman and they were asking why people were homeless. I asked them for their ideas on how to help homeless people. Below are their ideas.  I thought it was funny that Eli started by saying that we needed some building plans.  And Eden was concerned that they needed trash cans and markers…kids are pretty insightful.

The Ordianary Radicals film – can you spot Herman?

Check out this trailer for the Ordinary Radicals film that releases this fall.  This is an independent documentary produced by Jamie Moffett. Can you spot Herman?    About a minute into the trailer, you can see the back of my head as the shot is on the park bench.  It pans out to a shot with Ben and Herman standing in Chistina Park.  This footage was taken while we were playing chess with Herman. *** *** Keep praying for Herman, he seems to be doing much better after his visit to... Read The Rest →

The Shack – William P. Young interview

UPDATE: They put the interview back up – it’s streaming again.  Go check it out. William P. Young “Willie”, the author of The Shack, was interviewed as part of the summer series of 7|22 in Atlanta, Ga. 7|22 is a young adult gathering, and they stream their worship and teaching online. Very cool, for someone like me – who can’t get enough worship on Sunday… Anyway, I happened to listen to this interview and I was really amazed at the true story behind the Shack. If you’ve already read The... Read The Rest →

praying kids

Most nights I “put the kids down”. At least Eli and Eden, and some nights Silas too. We have this elaborate bedtime routine, which Eli doesn’t let me break easily. One of the things we do is pray (of course!) Man, I love hearing Eli and Eden pray…they are brutally honest most of the time…here are a couple from tonight. Eli (thinking worst case scenario) asked, Dad, if you were praying at church and something caught on fire, what would you do? I had to think about that one. Still... Read The Rest →

praying kids

Most nights I “put the kids down”. At least Eli and Eden, and some nights Silas too. We have this elaborate bedtime routine, which Eli doesn’t let me break easily. One of the things we do is pray (of course!) Man, I love hearing Eli and Eden pray…they are brutally honest most of the time…here are a couple from tonight. Eli (thinking worst case scenario) asked, Dad, if you were praying at church and something caught on fire, what would you do? I had to think about that one. Still... Read The Rest →

loser lovers – Herman's bridge update #10

This update is written by Ben…all the way from Houston, Texas! A while ago, when Terry and I first launched the Herman’s Bridge project, we informed one lady of our project and she questioned, “Well, I hope Herman’s not a loser, is he?” I was caught a little off-guard by the way she came back with such a loaded question. I wanted to be like, “so, what if he is?” She exposed our real intentions – to love those that everyone else thinks are losers. We are loser lovers because... Read The Rest →

Herman's story is getting harder to tell

I’m so behind on the updates. Seems like life and my 3 kids are gettin’ in the way of my blogging lifestyle. Ah, who am I kidding? That’s just an excuse. The real reason I haven’t written is because this story is getting hard to tell. But our promise was to tell you the story… At the end of May we had a really beautiful birthday party for Herman. Ben wrote a great update that I’ll be posting on Wednesday, with some pictures from the party. Last Monday, Ben and... Read The Rest →

The Ordinary Radicals

Last week, Nicole from The Ordinary Radicals documentary came to Wilmington to meet Herman. She also talked with me and Ben about the homeless scene here – she wanted to hear the Herman’s Bridge story first hand. Ben and I had a great time hanging out with Nicole and John (2 ordinary radicals), playing chess with Herman and sharing a meal together – that is once we found a place that was still open for lunch!  (We found out the hard way that the happening lunch scene in center city... Read The Rest →

$2,306…so far, wow! – Herman's Bridge update #8

Hi everyone, Sorry for the lack of updates. There is still a lot happening – good things happening. Ben and I continue to meet up with Herman each Wednesday, and we are in the process of helping him take some new steps. He still has a long way to go, so please remember him in prayer. One thing we’ve noticed is that this experiment has given Herman an extra layer of accountability – that he never had before. He seems to be recognizing how people from all over the country... Read The Rest →

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