Archive for the ‘Jack’s House’ Category

Final Direction from Here.

February 18, 2013

Direction…For 2 weeks I have spent so much time alone. At first it was easy but just as easy as it started I began to feel an overwhelming feeling that my life was a bit twisted. Bear with me if you will. I always knew who I was. I know my good, great, wonderful qualities […]

Second Avenue and Paul

July 25, 2012

Hey Missy; I asked her this morning…Ya wantta play? She looked at me a bit puzzled and I asked again. “”Ya wantta play under the Second Avenue bridge?” As we drove up Second Avenue I explained to her what I read on the internet this morning. The police are back to what they do best […]

Homers story continues

June 15, 2012

OH come on…You have to be kidding me? I have worked with the homeless in our area for 7 plus years. I have been in every hospital emergency room to the point the staff knows us and always know that we are there to see about someone who looks like they have been drug by […]

Sometimes it gets difficult

June 12, 2012

Missy called…Hard Hat Joe called her. An ambulance came and took Homer to the hospital. No other details! When one of our homeless men get sick and end up in the hospital it gets really complicated. We have no idea which hospital, when they went, why they went, who called the ambulance…nothing! Homers been taken […]

Can We Understand Just a Little More?

June 9, 2012

Watching Eric reach for his trash can next to his bed while he was trying to get out of his wheelchair seemed just about as much as my emotions could stand. He leaned into it and gagged several times and nothing was coming up. Helpless? Oh you bet I felt helpless. Quickly my mind begins […]

No shoes

May 25, 2012

Rounding the corner into Thursdays meeting at Burger King I was happy to see Brent sitting at the counter and I looked over at our table…Jake finally popped back up. That was nice to see. He had disappeared a few days. Sometimes I think Jake just likes to remind us that he is a grown man […]

When did it begin, to where I am…

April 26, 2012

Walking into that house that cold cloudy February afternoon at 1006 Apple Drive, I never dreamed my life was about to take on a new meaning, new direction… Because I could see the line of cars parked in front of my house as I inched closer down the street, I knew something was terribly wrong! […]


April 12, 2012

Hopefully as I write my blog the pictures I have posted will become clearer to the reader… I do however want to place a warning for anyone that may be weak in stomach or can not handle strong detail I advise for you to please not read. In an attempt to explain the reality of […]

New Day Starts…NOW!

March 24, 2012

Simply… was just thinking about something this morning.  Three years ago I ran a program at World Vision Ministries inc. We fed breakfast to…30-50 men/women 5 days a week, I had chapel service every morning before breakfast. I ran a shower program which gave certain homeless men the privilege to have their own locker to […]

Give them the “Miracle of Warmth” tonight.

February 15, 2012

Twenty one mile per hour winds…the temperature would be down in the teens by morning. “Dear Lord, please watch over our homeless friends as they sleep tonight. Not only keep them safe, but please Father…keep them alive.” Since we began to do what we do with the homeless 7-8 years ago now, we become very […]

I Miss You…

January 26, 2012

Silence filled Joes room almost a year ago. Much of the conversation that was had just seemed a bit lopsided… We spoke, and Joe looked.  Of course for many months because of his stroke we were unable to hear what flooded our dear friends mind yet even with his silence we understood those last few […]


December 24, 2011

Twas the night before Christmas… “Christine!!!!” I yelled out my truck window this morning. When she heard her name she looked my way and broke out into a big toothless smile as I turned the truck off. I passed her on the bridge as I was crossing into Columbus this morning. On the streets she […]

Half a City Block

December 10, 2011

I am asked often, “Why do you and Missy go to the gym 30 minutes early?” If they only knew… We park about half a city block from the gym door. Getting from our cars and inside the gym is an adventure. Take for instance yesterday morning. We get out when suddenly I hear our […]

Can I Talk to You?

November 18, 2011

“Can I talk to you?” Carl asked me with a slight shake in his voice. He mentioned to me that he understood fully the work I do at the jail and also with the homeless men that silently walk the streets of our fine city. He appreciates the extension of love we share and support […]

Death March

October 27, 2011

Rain will move in tonight and tomorrows high is expected only to reach the mid to upper 60’s. To many of my dear readers that live in the north that seems wonderful… to me, it is a great concern. Sudden drop in temperature can cause a homeless mans heart to stop. No warm clothes or blankets… […]

When love hurts!

October 12, 2011

OK, gentlemen> I have to get going… Jake pictured here to the left looked at John and Homer and said, “did you hear what she called us?” The others sitting at the table at my office in the Downtown Burger King… weren’t really listening. I heard however and I asked what was wrong with what I […]

Not everything has to be serious…

October 3, 2011

Way too often I have to write so many sad, unsettling stories about the men and the streets. Truth is… it is not a life that many can adapt to and those that can; well, they get caught up in a time warp of devastation that seems to hold them captive until they die. On the […]

Homers BIG day/ CRASHED and burned…Edited

September 23, 2011

                                                                                 “Missy”, Homer asked…”I turn 62 in a few weeks. Will you help me get my SSI started?” Homer as well as every single homeless man who has ever crossed our paths knows one thing that is certain and sure and that is Missy Hall will go the extra hundred miles to help anyone out with […]

Purple Bear for Don

September 14, 2011

Walking into ICU Tuesday I patiently waited for the 2 o’clock visitation. I love watching people and so with my 10 minutes to spare I listened to conversations of other visitors and tried to piece their tragedies together from their words as to “why”… they were in the same waiting area as myself. I assume […]

Rachels Words.

August 31, 2011

Take a look at myself, Oh God not yet… looking at the reality may make me insane. That’s only the reality of who i have become~ i don’t even want to see the whole picture. But i know that’s where i’m heading… to a 3′ D of me… Between me and you, let me say thank – you. Thank-You God […]