Thursday, September 25, 2008 homeless friend...

I was just thinking about people to pray for tonight. I thought about Paul. I met him in Peavey Plaza downtown Minneapolis on Saturday. I was going to a bachelorette party, but I got there early, so i was just walking down Nicollet Mall and sat on a bench to people watch. Paul came and sat next to me.

P: Can I show you my card trick?
M: I don't have any money to give you.
P: I didn't ask for money.
M: Ok. Show me your card trick.
[shows me the trick]

Then I learned some details about his life. He lives under the 3rd street bridge. He has a 21-year-old daughter who lives in Robbinsdale. He's an alcoholic. He smokes. He's been homeless since getting out of the penitentiary.


  1. ask God to lead you to Paul again. I'm certain that we don't just happen upon people in need, and if our hearts are positioned correctly, i've seen God answer that prayer before. and the second meeting is always a sweet one; and then the first meetings become sweet when they happen with someone else. i'll pray for Paul and i'll thank God that he gave Paul your friendship for a few minutes.

  2. It hits home when you can put a name to a face of a homeless person!


What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear.