Who Was That Girl

 

I would see her every day in front of my building, wandering looking lost – yet I was enjoying my freedom;

She looked homeless, without friends – yet I was enjoying my freedom.

Did she have family she could call on – while I was busy enjoying my freedom?

I would get home from work, exhausted from a hard day’s work and there she was looking lost and hungry – yet I was enjoying my freedom.

The night would fall and there she was looking just as distraught as she did yesterday – yet I was enjoying my freedom.

I would often mention her to my friends – as if I had come to know her, yet I never spoke a word to her; you see I was enjoying my freedom.

There were days I would see her and become so angry – but I was enjoying my freedom.

This young lady was ever growing on me, my thoughts began to get consumed by her every day as I arrived home;  who was she, what could I say to her that she would hea – I wanted her to experience my freedom.

I would see her walking, standing or just looking lost – but either I was too busy, it was too cold, it was too late in the day, it was too dark, she wasn’t ready for my conversation; I had something more important to do; I’ll check in with her the next time I see her –I was too busy enjoying my freedom.

Where had she gone, I realized she was  no longer roaming the streets where I lived – what happened to her;  was she in the hospital, was she laying in a dark place unable to call for help – I had now become Concerned

When I told this story to a few gentlemen who were selling items from their local church they strongly suggested I yield to the Spirit and talk to her because she may be getting ready to leave this world…

I was too late, I never saw her again, I searched for her day after day; week after week; I left clothes for her on the banister, I prayed for her – I was no longer too busy enjoying my freedom – yet I felt such a colossal sense of loss especially since I was perspicacious about this woman who I had never met or spoken to I had  never, could never or simply just refused to take just a few minutes of my freedom to say hello, how are you, can I help – I was like you too before I started enjoying my freedom

I never dismiss that small voice that directs to me a stranger – some folk get angry with me, some are afraid for me – some question if that is why I’m here… I just know that every time I yield I get a sweet sense that He is with me.

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Grace and Mercy

Hello folks, I’m back!!!! I lost access to my site because I switched from an anroid phone to iPhone and the number was changed; additionally I forgot to store the backup codes.  Wow the security measures WordPress has installed, anywho I’m glad to be back, are you –  let me know!!!

The #Bus as I listened to a song about #grace and #mercy I saw a #homeless man sleeping in the cold… pray without ceasing.

 

Homes For The Brave – Veterans

Have you ever been so tired you couldn’t pray?

Have you ever been so cold a little  heat didn’t help?

Have you ever lost all that you owned?

Has your pride ever got in the way of healing?

Have you ever looked for healing for your emotional pain in a bottle?

Have you ever looked for your physical pain in a wax paper bag?

Did you hide from your family by golfing?

Did you disappear at the dinner table by being on your phone?

Do you have extra work to do every weekend you’re supposed to pick up your children from your ex’s house?

Do you forget to send the child support payment every time she pulls up  with her new beau?

We’ve all had a moment where life’s issues became so overwhelming that we took the shortcut route to “a” solution – well there are some folk who found themselves on the streets after they had given all they had after serving their time in the #ArmedForces.

Help a #Veterans get to the dinner table; to the mall; to the dentist; to a doctor appointment; to therapy; or to the front door of an apartment or home.

Visit Homes For The Brave  and make a small donation by purchasing an item or 2 or 3.

Female Soldiers Forgotten Heroes

Happy Holidays!!

#HUD Miami Dade #Homeless


​Per OIG – We reviewed the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust’s Continuum of Care Program because our office had not audited this entity. In addition, this assignment was in accordance with our annual audit plan and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2014-2018 strategic objective to end homelessness. Our objective was to determine whether the Trust ensured that Program funds were used for eligible activities and sufficiently supported.

The Trust did not always properly administer the Program by not (1) supporting costs for one project, (2) reporting Program income for another project, and (3) supporting a participant eligibility for a third project. This condition occurred because the Trust believed it had adequate documentation and did not properly oversee its subrecipients. As a result, it could not support Program costs of $98,433.