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Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be homeless? Probably not. Some of us are one paycheck away from not having a home or maybe no food, but why would this cross our mind? We are not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
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Shorty may be small, but he makes sure you know he's there. There's not a lot of middle ground when it comes to one of our long time regulars. When he's in a good mood, you are aware he's in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
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Today we would like you to get to know Michael who is homeless in Austin. Although born in Mankato Minnesota, he loves him some Longhorns! When looking through the donated clothing you can always hear him asking for some "burnt... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
What's in a name? When we serve the homeless, we see a lot of the same faces week after week. Brian is very good at remembering names, myself not so much. I've often wondered why some people are so much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
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“Good morning chief!” Gary was greeted when he came through the line this morning. I told him he reminded me of the Crying Indian in the Keep America Beautiful ads that ran in the late 70’s. Chief said “I met... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
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Many of those who have little experience with the homeless often ask us, why are these people homeless? What is it that put them on the streets? Today, we bring you Andy’s story. Every time we see Andy, more lately... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
When Brian mentioned that I should come help him serve the homeless some Friday, I agreed that I would be happy to help. There were a couple less than altruistic reasons for that...I had recently moved here, and didn't know... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
It has been way too long since I have last blogged. I remember writing my last blog thinking, I have to get better at this, see how well that went? January 2013 was my last post! I showed up about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Shoulder The Cross
It was mildly cold this Friday morning. More people were lined up than we have seen in over a month. Many of our friends were boasting about time with loved ones during the Christmas holidays. It was such an awesome... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Shoulder The Cross
It was 39 degrees when Shoulder the Cross showed up this morning. There were only 20 or so people in line and the reason was given, “because it is too darn cold”. We had a great time with our friends... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Shoulder The Cross
It’s always nice to see faces we haven’t seen in a long time. John came out this morning to visit and pick up some hygiene items. It has been at least 6 months since we’ve seen John, this this was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Shoulder The Cross
God has blessed Shoulder the Cross so much in the past few months. We’ve added a full time volunteer, Leo Rios, to the team. Leo has been making the sandwiches every week and has gone on the distribution run while... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Shoulder The Cross
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It has been way too long since we have last blogged. It seems that life gets busy and the priority for blog writing is very low. Visitors from Minnesota helped since the last blog. One of our homeless friends admitted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Shoulder The Cross
Teiha came and told us how bad her teeth were hurting. "It kept me awake all night last night and I have gotten to the point where I can't even open my mouth to eat anymore. I have had to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
It was a great week for Shoulder the Cross. Samuel showed up this week with his normal smile and great attitude. When asked about Jesus, Samuel said "I don't know a lot about Him, but I want to learn". the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
I was blessed today to step in for Brian. I don't know what it is with these sweet people but I always feel so comfortable around them. They are so appreciative and after I have served them I feel so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
What a wonderful time it has been for Shoulder the Cross. It is very excited to see growth within the ministry. God's glory has shined as several volunteers have stepped up to help out. A trip to California kept one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
It was another great morning for Shoulder the Cross in Austin Texas on 5/23/2011. All the guys were so happy to see Aaron Cauble from "The Justin Cofield Band" last week. Aaron had help from Will Scott, the bass guitarist... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
It was another awesome week serving the homeless in Austin TX. Shoulder the Cross was privileged to serve those on the annual Easter street retreat hosted by @MLFNOW - Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Rene came through the line this week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
Shoulder the Cross has been struggling with allowing the ministry to grow. Sometimes it feels like blogging and talking about Shoulder the Cross is contrary to what is taught in the gospel of Mathew. Mathew 6:1 “Be careful not to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
Shoulder the Cross had a very interesting week this week. Connie came back after battling illness for about 2 weeks. Connie was greeted with welcoming, open arms when she showed up. We decided to increase the sandwich count to 36... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
After a long and cold week, Shoulder the Cross went downtown to serve the brothers and sisters in need. I saw on the news how there were many affected by the rolling blackouts. I read that there were some who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
I struggled with what to blog this week after Shoulder the Cross served those in need. I was inspired after reading parts of “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. Many times people have asked why Shoulder the Cross does what we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at Shoulder The Cross
Shoulder the Cross has been going downtown on Friday mornings to help those who are homeless. This past Friday fell on Christmas Eve. It is so easy to forget the meaning of Christmas sometimes. The roadways stay busy with last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Shoulder The Cross
The cold weather is getting the best of a lot of us this season. We pulled up to Wooldridge Square Park in ATX this cold Friday morning and first in line was John. I sniffled and he said "You too... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Shoulder The Cross