Twinkling stars can’t keep you warm
When you’re sleeping in the park til break of dawn
Watching for the danger that comes out after dark
Lost your job & family—what I called home
Your landlord said “That’s not my problem”
Now I’m shaking; don’t know which way to turn
Waiting on the first drink to quench my thirst
To alleviate the pain of my trauma in life & losses
Trying to find shelter to get some rest
But nowhere seems safe without a knife-proof vest
Homeless, that’s what they call us
Yet no one knows what happened to make us homeless
If you think we choose this life then it’s you who’s lost your mind
To suggest we woke one morning and said, “I’ll leave it all behind”
To live the life of a prostitute, an addict or a drunk,
To wear the same clothes every day
To sell our bodies like a piece of meat because we cannot cope
To get drunk & and do drugs to try to forget the hurt & pain that was inflicted on me
Well there, now you have homelessness, making you think that we are homeless
Because you’re blind and cannot see that a home is where your family is
We may be sick and tired; we may be down and out
But we’re still the long lost relatives this world tries to forget
Homeless people are also the Lord’s people
And we are all family.
I work around the homeless in downtown Orlando at Lake Dot across from the Salvation Army. I'm always amazed at how loving and giving you guys are. God Bless you all! You are truly an inspiring Christian role model.
This morning while sitting in my living room I am always thinking of ways to give. We are in the process of moving to Georgia and I have pillows that don't have very cushion to them but are still worth sleeping on. The holy spirit gave me a way of helping our homeless brothers and sisters. Start a pillow ministry and give to the homeless. Get others involved in your ministry that have the same compassion that I do. Then I decided to go online to see if anyone had started a pillow ministry. Your website came up first. I was like...look at God. A confirmation from Him.
This is such an incredible mission and very inspiring!
I would like to get some of thou pillow to give to a family that has 4 children that live on the street so the kid have something for there head to lay on i use to be homeless an i know what it like thank u ann Anderson
So beautifully written.... am interested in joining your pillow project. I have a friend involved in your group - she loves it and I too would love to do more for the homeless.
I received one of your pillows as a breast cancer patient at Duke. It has given me much comfort since Jan 2013 & have made several to pass on to others! Such a good idea & I passed it on to our ladies at church for a continuing project!! Blessings to all!!
God Bless you and all you are doing for the Lord! MobileHelp.com
Your testimony touched my heart. I really hit home for me because as you know I had a sister who had a very similar story to yours, When she changed her life it was too late her body had already
suffered the damage of so many years of abuse. You are truly a walking miracle. Keep up the amazing work.
This is so meaningful!You are a writer!Your writing shows your heart of Gold,because you care.You have blessed many lives.
I am homeless and have received 2 of your beautiful, comfy pillows that
I cherish deeply!! Thank you all so very much for them. Thank you.
Brandie (my friend let me use her phone to comment)
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