Men can only be equal on the Day we are all Equal,

"the truth is not always Beautiful, nor beautiful Words the truth"

Lao Tzu

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pine

Monday, May 30, 2011

God doesn’t answer Prayer here this is a Church!

Once Again I have been asked to leave a church for reasons only the Pastor might know, I was Not really in shock or awe over it I was more expecting it It seems what with all of the homeless and needy people in this country it is only fair that the church be able to protect itself from all the needy people.
I do believe however that Parkway Christian fellowship in Grants pass Oregon, has taken this a step further than most Church’s as They On their office door have a sign that is very clear.  “ we provide emergency assistance and help through, Christian alliance, there # is (---)--- them for assistance. No soliciting.
Now, as It was beginning to rain I gave no thought to being a problem to the church just to sit and wait for the rain to pass and In that Druid and I had a seat and began to talk when we were asked to leave I had felt as if it were going to happen However that the man who would ask someone to leave would be driving a 40.000 1930’s coup I did not expect.
But I in the same respect don’t often look in the building of the church. For my brothers and sisters in Christ. I have found so many living out here in this same life homeless, in need, and bound together with the inhumanity found elsewhere. But having found that common thread that binds us all and that is a desire for what is right and just for all and not just a select few. Men and women who are like myself and Druid are a blemish to the established Church in my opinion because with the likes of us sitting out of the rain under there eves and overhang’s mar the very foundation of what they deem the church. But when God says To us You have robbed me in tithes and offerings was talking about these men and women who call themselves a church. Yet refuse to even speak to one of Gods children because of His State in life. Many people would in my shoes look at the situation differently, Let us take Druid  The Mans very name Cry’s out of not being of the same faith as myself or those in this Church, however between the two of us the lines are lifted by our common bond of oppression and our poverty and we see each other only as fellow men.
I do not judge Him by His Celtic walk or His spirituality or by His belief, I do know that being thrown from the sanctuary  together we were viewed as being no different equal. My only hope is not to be viewed as this manner of Christian in the eyes of others I am confronted always with the distaste for the Faith in that the majority of those claiming it have this same air of righteousness about them they see others as less worthy of these blessings they perceive to be from God.
Gods Blessings So the Church Might know do not come in the form of riches God did not supply anyone in the church a car to drive around that is worth more than a mans life of comfort, a 1930’s coup too park before a sanctuary were men are cast into the rain rather than ministered to was Not I assure you Gods Plan for the Church.I Know that the Car that was parked before that church could house more than two men and is simply a symbol of what another man perceives as Gods blessing In His Life. It is a sad a simple thing and your fruit manifested this way is One of the World And not of the Spirit Of God. So I will keep this Church in prayer And Ask you do the same because I would they come to realize, " That which you do unto the least of these you do unto me” was Directed at us the Church. And Druid  for those of My Faith That act in the world and not the spirit, I ask you forgive them they know not at anytime what they do. Judge those of My faith Rather in the common ground that we found and let them be blessed.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Gone fishing. Love Joseph

There is a lot to be said for a sunset on the Oregon Coast or anywhere I would say, but as this one was too myself long over due were I could just sit and reflect and not have to worry about so many simple things, Being homeless almost any place in this country is so much more difficult at least for me because Here I can not suffer any indignity because of hunger It is almost as if When I get to Oregon Food Almost crawls from the waters and the woods onto your plate. with little effort, No more daily drudgery of can I eat today or sleep without fear of harassment it is given man has to sleep and eat and here he is free to do so, A cook fire Here is as common as a stove in the eye’s of most people.
I won’t be as blessed as others to have internet everyday or some of the other amenities others have but I was able before coming to town today to jump in a river and bathe and off to town I went first time in years I have sleep in the woods without the dogs and I must say a little unsettling at first, The is a lot of creepy walky’s out here the creepy crawly’s I don’t worry they are littler definitely need to start thinking in terms of a tent to make myself look less appetizing than laying on the ground. I have the difficulty also of finding more fishing gear as mine was stolen from someone’s boat over the winter. I do however still have a couple of crab pots and a net so I will not starve. With the Morel mushroom at $13 a pound at market and something you can pick up all over the forest floor times are priceless. So Fishing gear should be replaced in short! Till then I am on borrowed Rods, limited tackle I'll have to Outsmart Them But hey Their Fish!!
So I do wish all My friends were here and I am hoping this finds you as blessed as I am Brookings and Crescent city today and The Sabbath In the woods do have the blessings of still having cook pots and coffee pot seems thieves who fish apparently don’t also cook or I would be in the market for a camp kitchen too. so if you are in Oregon anytime soon, and the Lord Be willing where ever I may be You are welcome at my fire for a Hobo meal and what little comfort He might provide. For directions or Phone Contact everyone welcome.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Day No Man Knows. ( The Rapture)

Mat 24:1  And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
Mat 24:2  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
Mat 24:3  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

I believe I have lived through this the beginning of sorrows when any Man with a pulpit,podium, or world stage, might come and say Look Here, Here Is this Christ Yet His true Spirit Is In them Not found, and there  have been earth quakes in Divers Or unknown Places Where as never before the earth groans as if in travail all of Mankind Cry’s out because of wars and rumors of wars and nation has risen against nation, false profits have came forth and you and your children have been delivered up without mercy to be killed in there endless wars and all of mankind Has come to hate each other and the Love of Many has waxed Cold.and the Gospel Of The risen Lord Jesus Is spread unto the ends of the earth. This Being Said As I a Simple Man,View His Plan We could not possibly as Creation Of My God. Be any closer Than We are to the Very Kingdom of God Unfolding before those that truly believe.

Mat 24:15  ,When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Mat 24:16  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Mat 24:17  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Mat 24:18  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Mat 24:19  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
Mat 24:20  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
Mat 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Mat 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Mat 24:23  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mat 24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mat 24:25  Behold, I have told you before.
Mat 24:26  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Mat 24:27  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:28  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Mat 24:29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mat 24:31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Mat 24:32  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
Mat 24:33  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34  Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mat 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Mat 24:36  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

I admittedly know not the day but I believe that To us Here Now Is this generation of Man. the kingdom is At Hand  And I am speaking As Me The Body Of The Church, And you Know If we Had Six Years Collectively Could Not Prepare for The Tribulation To Follow for people who thought they had faith but where wrong. World Hunger,  World War, World poverty, World Wide Class struggles, No Doubt In Any True Believers In  Mind That Even though the Hour we Know Not, Nor does The principalities Or The Powers In which we Fight against,  But Today is the day to put on the whole armor of God. So That Until Then And Then We can Be prepared. I now as a church am Ill prepared and am Caught like a woman in winter in travail. In The Blink Of An Eye.

Mat 24:37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:38  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
Mat 24:39  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Mat 24:40  Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:41  Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Mat 24:42  Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Mat 24:43  But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Mat 24:44  Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Mat 24:45  Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Mat 24:46  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Mat 24:47  Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
Mat 24:48  But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
Mat 24:49  And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
Mat 24:50  The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
Mat 24:51  And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

This being my belief we should be Like Harold saying the time is at Hand we might have 6 Days Or 60 Days The Lord Is Coming Church Let Us be Found walking On His path watching For Him always And knowing We serve Him If we only have 6 minutes. Let Us If It be 6 minutes Be found In His Perfect Love He Is  Jah  The sacred name, Lion Of The Tribe Of Judah, Lord Most Vehemently.
John 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:2  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:4  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Even so Lord Jesus Come. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another feeding of the beast.

A project to convert the former Michigan Bell Telephone Co. building in Detroit to housing for the homeless is nearly $2 million closer to achieving the  $50 million needed to renovate the building.
This morning, a $1.9 million Department for Housing and Urban Development grant was announced for Neighborhood Service Organization, which is spearheading the project.
“This grant will have a significant impact on our efforts to end homelessness in the City of Detroit.” said Sheilah P. Clay, NSO’s President and CEO. “We feel extremely fortunate to be receiving such generous support from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for our work.”
Officials say the grant is the largest ever awarded in Michigan for new homeless programs.
NSO's project will create 155 one-bedroom apartments and support services to help stabilize formerly homeless adults, along with administrative offices for the private nonprofit human service agency.
   Excerpt from An article By Michael wayland

$1.4M in federal grants to help house homeless

By The Associated Press
Published: May 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm
The Maricopa County Association of Governments says it has been awarded $1.4 million in federal grants for three programs that will provide more housing for homeless people.
The grant money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The county association of governments says the money will provide 52 units of permanent housing for homeless individuals and people in the region.
The group says that overall, more than $219 million has been awarded to providers in the region for more than 56 programs providing transitional housing, permanent supportive housing and supportive services for the homeless.
These are Just two of many examples, Of what Is this Homeless mans opinion a waste of federal funding and in is also simply a way to provide the providers with job security. In the first article which can be found at it tells a simple plan to build a permanent supportive housing complex. and pride themselves on the fact that it will house in one bedroom apartment units 155 homeless individuals and its concept also will house a private non-profit organization. No where in the article or in the proposal submitted to HUD for the Grant and public funding received, does it tally the cost as being over 300,000 dollars for each of the 155 1 bedroom units. am I the only one who see’s this and think it to be insanity at it best?  I also find no hope in knowing that these are the people who are advocating what is best for the homeless population of this country it is the practice that keeps homeless people homeless and keeps the money flowing.
What I do know that the American people have been deceived in that they freely give these organizations an ability to exploit the largest growing sub sect of the American population today, the homeless and impoverished. and it is done because people think projects like these all across America that are absorbing the funding which should as allocated be going to help these homeless and impoverished peoples of our country.are our best alternative.
What I also know is that I with a 10th grade education and a lifetime of experience as a homeless individual in America, can with my limited knowledge of finance today buy and build a single family dwelling, on a one acre tract of land for less than 60,000 dollars. so where is the logic in spending 300,000 dollars to build a one bedroom apartment in a economically crippled city such as Detroit where as an end result you are placing people at risk because they have now become part of a HUD project, which to date has only served any community in the concentration of impoverished people to a undesirable section of our cities. Hence the term “Projects” 
Hud is by practice a defunct and antiquated organization , which has failed the American people by continuing to allow these embedded non-profits to continue to operate devoid of results. For decades. the people most likely to bury their head in the sand and fight the hardest for it are those who along with HUD and Non-profits are those who really just want the homeless population of this country to not be seen or heard from and think this is the best way to achieve that. Me a 50yr old Homeless single male has a better chance of hitting the lottery than I do of ever seeing the inside of a 300,000 one bedroom apartment, And I don’t even buy lotto tickets!! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Affordable Housing ? Fact or Fiction

To often I have to explain things I say In that I forget I am often addressing people who have never experienced homelessness. And the polarity this life has in compare to that of those people who live inside. I am a blessed man To have been afforded the knowledge of both worlds. I said that I was on the first of every month faced with a deep since of loneliness, I am often saddened by the realization that many of my homeless friends receive some form of income from SSI,SSD,SSDI, Human recourses general assistance grant, and are doing what they do.
Many of these friends Do have addiction problems with drug or alcohol, that I do not deny, I always hold out hope for them when I finally realize it is the First of the month and the herd is thinning, that I might in my next hearing of them find they are taking steps to get out of this drudgery. and usually found to be disappointed in that when the money is gone they are back on the streets. I am always questioning the practice that Has taken place since the early 1990’s of federal Government through the social security administration, made available for anyone with an addiction problem the ability to get paid for your addiction, and the reasoning behind Giving a junkie a 700dollor check on the first of every month, My grief comes from knowing that all across this country amongst the men and women I live with some of them are not going to survive the next few days. Because of this practice. But Knowing That for them There is no available alternative.
I do understand that on the first of the month when they get money it is the few days in their lives that they are afforded the comfort and the dignity that most people not living a day to day existence can ever understand as most people don’t know what it is like to be degraded or refused service at a fast food restaurant, because they need a shower or clean clothes. So for this few days they try to live lives like others they get a motel room and as checkout day draws closer the depression they face knowing that soon they will be back to the harsh reality of the streets and fell it is somehow their fault that there is something wrong with them, Because the money they received is gone. They feel this way because this is what they are told and its wrong. yes they get a check and yes they spent it on motels and being what others told them they needed to be to be normal.
The inherent problem with this cycle is this the money most receive, is not ever going to get them off of the streets because there is not in this country the availability of affordable housing, and people are confused to what affordable housing is and here is a news flash affordable housing does not mean section 8. affordable housing means that tomorrow I could go to work as even a greeter at your local wal-mart and rent a home for the pittance I receive. It is not going to happen, I would have to work a 126hr work week at minimum wage to rent a place of my own. There is no way one can do it for the amount they receive from Social Security, So God Bless My Homeless Friends In there Week Of Humanity Because Next week They Must Again Come back out here and face Mans Inhumanity To Man. On these Street.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrating The Death Of Osama Bin Laden..

I am this day amazed at how people calling themselves Christian Can Come together and Praise The killing of another. according to the whole of Christendom people are speaking about how he deserved to die for His crimes and For the lives He took it seems that the biggest crime committed is overshadowed by others desire to come out on top in this world to have their actions overlooked as less than that of their fellow man. Know that Osama Bin Laden Has this day been as some would say brought to Justice.
Where will Our Justice come from? what Have we done that would reserve for us a different Judgment do we Know the hearts of Men and Do we stand in Judgment over them and take the Place of a Loving merciful God Do we now dictate the will of God as It pertains to others What is it that Makes one mans sin greater than Others are we not all deserving of Justice. Where you not there in your sin driving the nails into the hands and feet of our Lord, were you not present when He was pierced by the sword, did He not ask Father to forgive them that they knew not what they do. And Did He not say unto us all to Love Thine enemies and to pray for them.
There are Men and Women of all faith’s that have by the evil that is in this world and the slavery and oppression of their people done horrific things and been deceived in that all they did they did believing as if it were unto God. The greatest atrocity ever to have been faced by man was done out of ignorance as we see today by people believing that God is on their side and it has been so since the beginning of Mans Rule over Man, always Knowing God is on their side. The Christian Crusades killed millions done so to bring the world to God! And the world is No closer to God than The day we were pitted against each other by the ruler of this world.  It is A Christians Duty to seek out the truth of what Gods word has for them, and it is not an instruction manual to act as The Harbinger of Justice for God. God Is In us all The Christian The Muslim The Buddhist All Of Us Yes even Osama Bin Laden Are creatures and the creation of the most High God, Yes even those who do not believe in God, Are His creation!
Satan Is the ruler Of this world It Is This, That keeps Men fighting Over Who’s God Is greater and Men and women Who are Faithful People refuse to see that the worlds standard is not the standard of God, The world Is under the rule of Satan and I see it at work everywhere. I Ask Myself Often Why do others Not see it?  Why They Do not is because they follow blind Guides Pastors Preachers Monks Teachers who Are now praising The death Of a Man as the work of God. The God I serve Is A God Of Life, So I pray for all and Of my Faith, I pray the Most for them who Proclaim To know My Lord, See that It was Times like these that He said Of which If You Love not Your Neighbor Wherefore is the Love of God In you! Pray for Your enemies!
Man May Proclaim Acting Out of Goodness, But Know You to Brothers and Sisters You Also Where at one Time At Enmity With God. And It was Not In your Power To Change It We all at a Time stood in Danger of This Judgment.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I Had Hope,Where there is none.

I am as you know a harsh critic of Homeless Help organizations and often those that espouse their belief’s in them, I have been often chastised by others for my unyielding belief that the, people who are most credited for doing the most good are the ones doing the most damage to myself and to others like me. I read at least once a week that there is some new group or agency or person who for the sake of the homeless will venture out into the night and spend it sleeping rough like so many of us homeless do. God bless you for your efforts but know you in no way are drawing awareness to the problem it is one that everyone is well aware of. If you would like to draw awareness to something figure out a way to draw awareness to the fact that Nothing is being done, with the millions and millions of dollars allocated to the problem.
There is by no small chance a great number of us homeless people who are not a part of the shelter system which we now have it affords one with very little human dignity and is a failed system which a man must first forego his belief’s and his dignity for even the simplest of services, A shower food or A bed. The same view is held of Help services in general because this is often the case, Rather than give the person needing the help the choice or freedom to make decisions for themselves we rather make their life decisions for them and tell them this is what is best for you! And for this and the unyielding belief that it is what is best for everyone that we model our outreach efforts.
But It is in its present form what we have,  I am sickened by the fact that people say affront we must change this we must do something new and innovative we must do the new best thing we have deemed as best for them and in that they are praised. I am by far not a stupid man. My only stupidity lies in the fact that I honestly have believed in telling people look the people who are saying, look what we are now doing, they keep doing the same thing They profit from the homeless people. often I have often been asked how can men profit from the homeless? I have explained it in almost everyway I know how. and have reveled to people that it is done by the same people over and over in the form of federal block grants and community development grants. I don’t care if you change your organizations name on an annual basis rather than every four six or ten year period. Since the modeling of the shelter system and the move into the supportive housing industry, which took place some years ago 1990-1996 and the inception of the 10yr plan to end homelessness thru supportive housing, the homeless men women and children of this country have been used as a form of tax credits for non-profit corporations.
I also contend there is no such thing as a non profit organization. If these people continue to be allowed to operate and to absorb the public funding and the private sector donations the problem will continue and these organizations will be allowed to continue to thrive every year building some grand new office complex or some grand by design 200 bed temporary shelter and the population of homeless men women and children will continue to grow at an exponential rate. I do know that there are many people who are reading this that are in know way thoughtless people I know that anyone can look into what is being done and see for themselves the truth, However it does not happen people continue to sing the praises of these organizations who by there own admission for the past 2 decades have been trying their next housing model and in no way changing their approach to the problem, I am Just tired folks I have Tried To reach just one person that might hear my plea, and in my endeavors I have failed.
All the love in the world can not fix the problem we are faced with, we are faced with the lie That what is being done is something that has not been done before. And to those who have not been in some way  associated with the homeless help industry for the past 2 decades it is something new to someone who has been around homelessness most of their adult life it is the repackaging of a system of failure. And believe Me when I say it is not a failure to help me, As Far as Homeless men women and children are concerned it is expected, and Yes a select few individuals have been helped by these organizations the overwhelming rate of failure does not warrant following there 16yr old model of housing first it is by far more costly and more ineffective than the failed shelter system we had before this homes for all model we now are letting absorb all of the allocated budget. The funding is now being absorbed by organizations like as a for instance 100k homes while many of you sing their praise or path achieves, or pathways to housings or common grounds,  know that you do so at The peril of the homeless.
100k homes has sense this past June housed approximately 8000 individuals, and at what cost? the millions of dollars spent in so doing from allocations of federal money and private sector donations has never been discussed in a manner of accountability. ask yourself should we continue to fund a organization who by there own admission are looking to help the most at risk individuals. this is nothing new in this industry, and to continue to fund this or any organizations that believes a less than 19% SUCCESS RATE. Is in an of itself successful.
But I digress I am tired and I have come to care deeply about some of you that really do wish to help people like Me. I only Pray you Wake from your slumber and question their plan and rate of success. and For the others like me there may yet be hope. For me there is none.