Sam Riviera is a frequent and popular contributor to this blog. Many of his posts on loving your neighbors and ministering to the homeless are consistently among the most popular articles on this blog.
Conservative Christian parents tend to throw out kids who go against their religious beliefs. Often the kids run away before their parents figure out the kid is gay, pregnant, using, a thief, etc. The kids are often afraid of how their parents will react. Sometimes they’re embarrassed or ashamed. Almost always they don’t want to talk to their parents about the problem.
These letters to dad, written by Sam Riviera, are real-life accounts of real homeless youth he knows. Hopefully, these letters will encourage parents to think twice about how they treat their children who may not be living according to their expectations.
This is the second letter in the series, Letters To Dad. They are written by Sam Riviera, and are based on the true stories of people he actually knows in real life. This letter is from a woman named Amy, who is now an adult. She calls herself the Ice Queen.
Before you think of condemning an LGBT person, criticizing the homeless on the streets, judging the drug addict on the corner, or disowning a son because he is gay, you need to read this letter from Jason.
Don’t do a foot washing service. Instead, find modern practices that follow the symbols and significance of a foot washing service. In this post, I suggest some ways that you can wash the feet of other people around you.
A blog reader sent in a story about how he and his wife are learning to be the church in his community. They were a bit disappointed with how their church handled a situation, and so took matters into their own hands to love others like Jesus. If you have a similar story, send it in!
Would you give money to a homeless man? How about to a business man? It turns out, more people will give $0.50 to a business man than a homeless man. Why? I suppose it is because people believe that the homeless man is more likely to spend the money on alcohol or drugs than the business man. But is that really true?