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So, today my day began with a woman from one of our ministries calling me to let me know that the reason she wouldn’t let anyone know about the work being done here at 8th Street was that I treated everyone as if they are beneath me. She let me know that she wasn’t the only one that felt that …

Ladder No. 3

Aftermath | Lessons Learned

On September 11, 2001, I was working at my job in Louisville, Kentucky.  A friend and coworker walked into my cubicle and said, “Turn on CNN, they just flew a plane into the World Trade Center.” I remember thinking in my head to her comment, “What? This has to be a mistake?” “Like a little plane?” I asked. I can …

Hours at 8th

I Was Never Chosen

I find the irony delicious. My day to day is chaos. There has never been a more dangerous, frenzied, and outrageous time in our lives than right now and I am at total peace. In God’s amazing grace I have watched what we used to call, “Midtown Moments,” explode all over the 8th Street Mission. I watched two homeless brothers …