A new website I’m working on

socializinggrace.com

Here’s a new website I’ve been working on. It’s about homelessness, topics related to homelessness, sightseeing around Bellevue, Washington state and other things. I’m trying to get this going as a Christian to add to the voices that are concerned with the growing number of homeless people and increased crime in our area.

Called the eastside, we are on the east side of Seattle and it seems the homeless are migrating and being moved into coming shelters for the homeless in Bellevue and spread around King County.

It’s a new site so I’ve barely gotten started but feel free to have a look and come back to this site. I will add a domain later after I wait the 60 days before I can use it. It will be located at www.socializinggrace.com

God bless and take care.

Living in a corner

Imagine you have a blanket or a sleeping bag, a tent, a shopping cart full of stuff you’ve collected, and cardboard to sleep on.

What this means is, you don’t have a refrigerator, a cell phone, a TV, a bed, a car, a bicycle, a computer, a desk and chair, a bedroom, a comfy couch, a microwave, a bathroom, fans or air conditioning when it gets too hot, food or cooking utensils.

Instead, you are dirty, sweaty, exhausted, afraid, hungry, constantly uncomfortable, not sure where you’ll sleep, no decent place to use the restroom, are shunned and rejected by people, you sit for long hours every day, maybe you watch traffic, and wonder how you will keep living this way. Maybe you panhandle, use drugs, drink alcohol.

You have no friends and you trust no one because you’ve been robbed so many times, your life is tough. You want your privacy and space and to feel normal again.

Your life is small. Very, very, small. You barely move sometimes because you have nowhere to go anyway. Your mind has shrunk, literally, and you have thoughts of killing yourself, you’re in so much misery and pain all the time. What do you do, where do you go? Cars drive by, people walk by and no one notices the pain you’re in. But you can’t think your way out of a box.

Your mind isn’t functioning, you blankly stare out into the street, you have nothing to live for.

It’s a small, small, and very lifeless world. You are on your way to death.

Homeless Tents In Seattle (video)

Here is a video that I have been moved to create and would like to do more videography about the homeless in the greater Seattle area.  Seattle is about 60 miles north of Olympia which is the state capital here in Washington state.  

May this be a humble beginning to my advocacy on behalf of the homeless.

 

Homeless Living Situation Is On The Rise, Why Is It Allowed?

man sitting beside wallDowntown homelessness.

Everywhere you look these days it seems that you see the characters who look unkempt, who are talking to themselves, who are begging with a sign that says they are homeless and need help, who push shopping carts full of their stuff, who are flat out asleep on a park bench. Continue reading