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June 1, 2016 | Lyka Walton

Two questions, part one

January 27, 2016 | Steve Sparks

Mr. Sparks gratefully acknowledges John Ashmen’s leadership in serving the homeless and for his writing to open our hearts. In my capacity as CEO of Faith Mission and Faith Refuge one concern I hear a lot about has to do with people taking advantage of our generosity.  I can’t tell you how many people lecture…

We Won’t Stand For It Anymore!

June 15, 2015 | Steve Sparks

Looking the other way is a method commonly used to make something go away.  Of course, we know it doesn’t really go away … it just exists on the margins.  Marginalizing something is in some ways worse than ignoring it altogether.  When we marginalize something or someone, we oftentimes think or believe that someone else…

You Gotta Give It Away

April 9, 2015 | Steve Sparks

A friend of mine once said, “Love is always right.”  On the surface, it rings of truth but it really depends on whose definition of love you’re listening to.  Try as we might, at least some of our attempts at love are sprinkled with conditions and are lacking in sacrifice.  I love pizza, but I…

Whose future are we talking about?

February 11, 2015 | Steve Sparks

  As the director of a homeless shelter, I attend a lot of meetings. This is not among my favorite things to do. However, a lot of good ideas come from meetings. The thing about meetings is that our agendas sometimes get top heavy in the area of “needs.” In this ministry, needs are endless.…