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This blog, hopefully can be a sort of prayer network for the homeless. A place where everyone can post photos and videos of those that are less fortunate than us and share with others our stories of meeting them. We would like an opportunity to pray for them as well. It’s simple. Throughout this blog, I will let you know what I have been led to do for people who are standing on street corners. Serving others doesn’t have to the frightening thing that we sometimes make it out to be. Sometimes we just have to stand in the place where God tells us to stand. That sounds easy. I know that it’s not, and so do you.

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7 responses to “About

  1. Lacey Richter

    February 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Dear Chuck….You are actively choosing to remove yourself from the ‘comfort shelf’, go a little deeper, and allow God to Show You. This is True and Assuring. God is Mysterious, and pockets of His transcendence are always around us, just waiting for us to notice and be present and willing. We must be open for the world to open more fully to us, and that often requires a little extra faith and courage. Sounds like God is supplying you with both, and will continue to…and the others you are touching and sharing with as well. Thank you for your inspiring beginnings. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your entries…the first one about Travis did bring me to tears. I will try and be a little more courageous too…

     
    • chuckrussell1

      February 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Lacey, it’s good to hear from you. Faith is a funny thing for me. I’m only beginning to realize that, like you said, we need to engage with the world. We are not separate. God lives everywhere, not just on the inside. It was a real blessing meeting you. Your enthusiasm and openness are truly a gift. Thank you, again, for your kind words and support. Keep checking back in, I’ve only begun to tell these stories.

       
  2. Sarah

    February 4, 2011 at 12:16 am

    This is really beautiful. I will pray with you and for you. Thank you for sharing. I have a deep-down, big ole heart smile right now.

    God is love. Saint Augustine defined love as this, “I want you to be.” Meaning (more or less), “I want you to be the fullest of what and who you can be, as you were made and in God’s image.” It is Christ’s love for us: naturally and wholly about the best good and highest need of the other. If only we could walk around with this understanding guiding our minds and hearts, our interactions with others, our conversations and assumptions. Anyhow, it seems to me that when you, Chuck, give a homeless person $5 and a prayer (and with that, love and dignity), you are “wanting them to be”.

    Thanks for the encouragement. We miss you guys SO MUCH!!!

    Much love (and a hug to Ginger),
    Sarah Hamner

     
  3. Ginger Russell

    February 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Can I just say that i love how you have used your recent photographic work on your blog…the photos are as beautiful as your words!

     
    • chuckrussell1

      February 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Thank, sweetheart! It’s been fun going in every couple of days and changing out the look of the blog. Thanks for noticing. Love you!

       
  4. youcanchangealife

    February 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Hi!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Your work is really inspiring. My prayer is that the Lord will continue to bless your work and give you many other wonderful ideas such as this. You can post your idea at I heart to inspire other people to do the same all over the world.
    God bless

     
    • chuckrussell1

      February 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

      Thanks so much for looking at the blog! I will definitely check out I heart. I’ll be praying for you. Thanks again!

       

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