Hope In Boston

The FBI, National Guard, Terror Task Force, and the entire intelligence community are searching frantically and fiercely for the perpetrator of this ghastly bombing that has killed 3 and hospitalized 183.  America and the world is asking who did it.  Who is behind this crime?  Is it an international group like Al Qaeda or some…

The Comeback Story

As I reflected over a recent graduation at His Way where 4 men celebrated completing our program, I was struck by each of the young men’s very unique and yet similar stories. One of the 12-month graduates I had known and been a part of helping periodically for over ten years.  Many just thought he…

Change Your Aim

If you’re aiming at the wrong thing, even if you hit your target, you still lose. So many guys come in to His Way with “back problems.” They want their family back, their job back, the car back, the house back, the friends back, the respect back, and the trust back. These things are all…

Drug Use & Gun Control (by John Smith)

The Bureau of National Vital Statistics published their findings early in 2012. It showed an alarming increase in the number of deaths directly stemming from drug use, emphasizing overdoses of prescription painkillers. Drugs are now responsible for 37,485 deaths per year. Drug use now ranks higher than war, suicides, homicides, hypertensive heart disease and even…

Roll Call

On January 10, I attended the funeral of a soldier that I had never met, LTC Alonzo McGhee.  He was tragically gunned down outside his home and left dead in the middle of the street in a sleepy little bedroom community outside of Huntsville, AL.  He left behind three small children who will never again…

Feed My Sheep

“Feed My Sheep” started my first few weeks at The Way. I was assigned to clean out the fridge on Saturday, so I did. As I began to put some food in the trash, I was deeply convicted and knew that there were many people on the streets of Huntsville hungry…not just for food, but…

New Jersey Inspiration

Marshall, one of the residents at The Way, was a true inspiration to those he served during our trip to New Jersey to help with the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. He was always found in the center of the work despite his health challenges. A few years ago, Marshall had been shot and was not…

Tragedy: A Cause for Thanksgiving?

One of my great family Thanksgiving traditions after moving to Huntsville was going to the Johnson’s log house in the country with all my brothers and sisters from church who were unable (or unwilling) to get with their physical families for Thanksgiving. The Johnson’s would always gather us together in a large circle, holding hands,…

Why Go?

As we arrived in New Jersey ten days after super “Frankenstorm” Sandy devastated the Northeast, I was prepared for a lot of things.  Due to the prior day’s snow and ice storm, the power was out at the church building where we were planning to stay, but we had lanterns and warm clothing well supplied.…