The only problem with joining in on the Welcome Table meals is that my heart and belly end up so full that the desire to nap becomes a bit overwhelming. In an effort to shake another lunchtime stupor, I’ve come outside for a walk around the gardens. It’s a beautiful end-of-April day and our friend, […]


Meet Sunny. He says, “My real name is Floyd, but only the cops call me that.” Sunny tells me about his Baptism. The first one, that is. “Took me down to the mule pool,” he says. “Yep, dunked me three times. None of this one time business they’re up to now.” Sunny has stories for days. Thanks […]


I find Tim on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, watering the Haywood Street garden. He asks if I want to help care for what’s growing and I tell him that is a very bad idea. “Well, that’s alright. Maybe you can just put something in the ground and then we’ll take care of it.” Much better idea. […]

Nicki and Zech

Nicki is a faithful companion at Haywood Street. I’ve only ever seen her shine light on others, so I’m taken by surprise when she steps into the spotlight at the beginning of service. She has asked Pastor Mark if she can share some memories of her son, Zech. Today is the five year anniversary of his passing. […]