‘You don’t belong here…you were made for better things than this.’ That’s what the stranger on the street told her. And so it began. It would take Deena finding out where she didn’t belong, to discover where she did. And it would take a hardened street guy who had given up hope for his own […]
PART TWO: Leaking Love: Cindee’s Story (Click here to read Part One) In 1976, Cindee’s mother ended her own life. While it was not an outright suicide, accompanied by the customary “Goodbye, and I’m sorry” note, by Cindee’s account, her mother deliberately put herself in harm’s way. Intentional or not, her mother’s death made Cindee […]
Leaking Love: 40 Years in the Wilderness Taught Her How to Survive. A Moment of Mercy Empowered Her to Live.
“Won’t you look down upon me, Jesus; You’ve got to help me make a stand. You’ve just got to see me through another day. My body’s aching and my time is at hand and I won’t make it any other way.” James Taylor, Fire and Rain Her name is Cindee Leak. And that she definitely […]
PART TWO: The Homeless Heart—How We’re All Unsheltered. (Click here to read Part One: Unsheltered: How Does It Feel? There’s no doubt that those who are outside those four walls—the men and women living on the street—are generally judged the harshest by those who consider themselves above that way of life. Never mind that anyone […]
This three-part article explores the following key points about homelessness: How it feels to be homeless from the people who’ve lived it The debilitating mindset that all homeless people have in common What helps break the cycle of being unable to think like a person with a future How all addictions—no matter what they may […]