A Homeless Christmas

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In tune to the true Christmas spirit, again this year, the Marrazzo family will serve the homeless on Christmas day. People who have nowhere to go for Christmas will have a place to go where they can get a good Christmas meal and fellowship with others.

Showing compassion for the homeless and others is what Christmas is about. It is about reflecting Jesus, who came to earth to sacrifice Himself to save us from the consequences of sin and damnation. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of Gods one and only Son.” John 3:16-18

Acts such as the annual Marrazzo family Christmas meal shows the love of Jesus, the reason for the season. He suffered like humans, was tempted, but being perfect, had victory over sin and died for you and me and conquered death. It was the perfect gift, given graciously to us to redeem us sinners from our fallen state. 

Like other community meals hosted by local churches in Bucks County, they are more than just a meal. Man does not live by bread alone. The meals are a place for the homeless and those in need to feel welcomed and where they can socialize with friends. 

The Christmas meal will be held on December 25, Christmas Day from 3 until 4:30 p.m. at 125 Lincoln Avenue, Penndel, PA. 

To learn more about the homeless in Bucks County, PA , the meals and a closer look into who the homeless really are, read “There Are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless”, by yours truly. Free shipping through Amazon.com until Christmas. https://www.amazon.com/dp/172865209X/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_.iX9BbZXM6842?fbclid=IwAR0gPVr_CAM7L0hyxu92hll8KTsLWTUmr1nIEamgTnuc_Hi4yDafBYGcMqs 

Christmas is about light, the light the apostle John wrote about where Jesus took humans out of the dark, clueless world and into His light of righteousness. The light leads us to a life centered on God and his ways. Those who follow Christ become more like him, not thinking of self but of others, putting their interests above theirs, sacrificing the way people do to provide a Christmas meal for the homeless and needy. 

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6 

 

Christmas Comes Once A Year

Christmas comes once a year” 

“And every man must have his share” 

 “Only poor Willy in the jail, drinking sour ginger beer” 

-Famous limerick that plays on the radio in Guyana, South America at Christmastime 

This is the worse time of year, with people running around like the White Rabbit and acting like the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, getting caught up in the hype and the materialism of worldly Christmas. I think I’d rather be in a jail in Guyana hanging out with Poor Willy rather than being accosted by the incessant ads and other claptrap during the commercial Christmas season. That is, if the jail does not subject its inmates to Christmas hype. That would be cruel and unusual punishment!  

I’d gladly swap sour ginger beer with phony Christmas cheer! 

Last year I camped out at the nursing home at my dear Sandi’s bedside last Christmas season until the Lord took her home December 4, 2017.  No more sorrow, no more pain, and no more Christmas hype coming from Sandi’s roommates’ TV’s.   

Visiting Sandi at the nursing home, where I camped out from late summer to late fall, I learned a lot about what is important in life and about the true meaning of Christmas. I witnessed a change in Sandi, who not only loathed the idea of going to a nursing home, but was tired of being tired. She just did not want to go on.  

After having been in the hospital a few weeks, Sandi was taken to the nursing home. She was taken at night, too late I was told for me to visit her there (I later learned that I was lied to about visiting hours, probably an attempt to keep me from seeing her senile roommates and selecting a new place). When I visited Sandi the next morning, I asked her for the remote so she could select a station. She snapped that there is no remote. I thought she was just being cross, but there was no remote and you just had to change channels on the TV. I asked her if she was angry at me. “Yes”, she said. One day shortly before this, when there was talk about sending Sandi to the nursing home, Sandi quipped “you’re not going to get rid of me that easy!”  

I explained to Sandi it was not my decision to put her in the nursing home; we were not married, yet.  It was a good idea, however, as at that point I wasn’t equipped to properly care for her. 

There were times when I, physically and mentally fatigued with caring for Sandi, I considered putting her in a nursing home. But thanks to our pastor, Abie, with whom I shared my struggle in taking care of Sandi, I decided to devote myself fully to her. Abie asked me, “either be all the way in, or all the way out.” Next time I talked with him I said “Abie, I’m all the way in!” 

And Sandi reciprocated in her attitude. She had the will to live, and reflected Jesus. While other residents in hospice, who had more freedom than she did, were bitter, Sandi was cheerful. You might say she was full of genuine Christmas cheer! It also brought us closer together. I learned the importance of commitment and loyalty, holiday ingredients better than any ginger bread man, the right ingredients to keep man and woman together in peaceful harmony. 

I wrote much of my recently published book “There Are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless” while camped out with Sandi at the nursing home. I learned a lot about life over the static of the commercial Christmas claptrap while visiting the home.  

One thing I learned is how people abandon their loved ones when they are in the nursing home. I expressed my opinion in an article I wrote while in the nursing home on faithwriters.com.  Someone commented on my piece that he was reluctant to visit someone in the nursing home. He explained that the person didn’t return his calls and did not think he would even recognize him. But after reading my article on Faith Writers, he said he was going to go visit the person in the nursing home and leave it all in God’s hands. This is why I like using my God-given gift to write. 

My book is available:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/172865209X/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_.iX9BbZXM6842?fbclid=IwAR0gPVr_CAM7L0hyxu92hll8KTsLWTUmr1nIEamgTnuc_Hi4yDafBYGcMqs 

Don’t Enable Addiction

To help those struggling with addiction we need to be a good Biblical friend. As Pastor James MacDonald writes in I Really Want to Change…So, Help Me God, “a Biblical friend holds you up when you stumble.” 1 Samuel 23:16-18 And “a Biblical friend holds you down when you stray.” 2 Samuel 12: 1-15. Both are necessary to help people change. Recently, a grossly overweight woman broke her wrist when she fell and ended up in the hospital, and then again, and then to a nursing home for physical rehabilitation. The first time she came home a backpack pad had to be placed in front of a foot-high step, as she couldn’t bring her weight over it. The second time she went to the hospital, she had slipped off her “Archie Bunker” chair and sat for a time against the back of the chair. When the visiting nurse came, she had the woman taken to the hospital. Two or three rescue people were tied up, as a winch was needed to pull the woman up. In the nursing home, she lost about 25 pounds because of the diet she was given. But then her caseworker from Penndel Mental Health Center picked up gobs of junk food for her. By the caseworker’s own admission, the overweight woman couldn’t eat the healthy meals she was given because she was pigging out on junk food. “You need at least one vice,” the Penndel Mental Health caseworker matter-of-factly, even cavalierly said. Really? You need a vice? At least one? And the kind of vice that not only robs the client of having healthy meals, but adds pounds, which, after going from 300 to 275 pounds (still much too heavy), the client doesn’t exactly need. This is an example of why I have been a big critic of Penndel Mental Health Center. I’ve called them out for its practice to shanghai the homeless, promising them help with housing in return for coming aboard their mental health service program. “Shanghai”, by the way, is not just about dragging guys out of a bar and forcing them to work aboard a ship. It also means “coerce or trick (someone) into a place or position or into doing something.” At the center, the homeless are given legal dope and fed psychobabble. Penndel Mental Health Center comes to camp in an attempt to shanghai them:  https://www.sott.net/article/257456-More-homeless-camps-discovered-in-Bucks-County-Pennsylvania Gluttony is just another addiction, another besetting sin. Penndel Mental Health Center uses worldly methods to allegedly help people. People with problems should have a choice of having worldly counsel or Godly counsel, and not shanghaied into pagan programs. I discuss this in detail in my book “There Are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless.”  Available on Amazon.com:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/172865209X/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_.iX9BbZXM6842?fbclid=IwAR0gPVr_CAM7L0hyxu92hll8KTsLWTUmr1nIEamgTnuc_Hi4yDafBYGcMqs  

Ah Yes, Seems We’ve Been Here Before!

Holy déjà vu, Batman! Looking at today’s report on levittownnow.com about a camper fire that occurred Sunday night at a used car dealership near Edgely Road and Route 13, Bristol, PA maybe in the same area where vehicles burned as a result of a fiery temper a little more than a year ago.  http://levittownnow.com/2018/11/26/camper-where-homeless-stayed-destroyed-by-fire/

This fire did not do the damage that the fire that happened April 12, 2017. http://levittownnow.com/2017/04/12/police-charge-homeless-woman-vehicle-arson-car-dealership-route-13/

After last year’s fire, where a homeless woman was charged with arson, evidently the dealership, which had graciously allowed people who were homeless to sleep there, no longer had the dealer’s permission to stay there. Unfortunately, it just takes one miscreant to ruin a good thing for others.  Being homeless is no excuse for such behavior – a fiery temper. Self-control is one of the fruits of the spirit.

The woman with the fiery temper didn’t behave that way because she was homeless. When particular individuals cause havoc, it sends a negative message about the homeless towards narrow minded people as well as penalizes innocent people in the homeless community.

Now I don’t blame the dealership for not allowing the homeless to camp in vehicles in their lot. And the miscreant who caused the camper fire ruins it for those who have nowhere else to go, and who act responsibly.

The Bucks establishment doesn’t want to help create an official homeless community, where there are rules, and troublemakers can’t create havoc.  I delve into this subject in my book “There Are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless.”  Available on Amazon.com:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/172865209X/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_.iX9BbZXM6842?fbclid=IwAR0gPVr_CAM7L0hyxu92hll8KTsLWTUmr1nIEamgTnuc_Hi4yDafBYGcMqs

Lord, Won’t You Buy Me A Mercedes Benz?

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town?
I’m counting on you, Lord, please don’t let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a night on the town?

Everybody!
Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?”  -Janis Joplin

https://youtu.be/5ddnwyyGo4s

In this popular sacrilegious song from 1971, Janis Joplin makes God into a personal genie. It’s all about the gimmee gimmee mentality. This is not what God is about. He’s not a personal Santa Clause!

Again, this year, the crass commercialism, the bastardization of Christmas started before Thanksgiving. And the incessant insanity started kindling even before Halloween! Spooky! The crass ads are a coveting catalyst. The worldly advertisers juxtapose Christmas with fancy, expensive cars. This is not what Christmas is about!

The peace of Christmas is that we are not at war with God, but submit to His sovereign will and acquire the character of Jesus Christ. “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us” 2 Corinthians 5:18-20

In the midst of all the surface glitter and manic, worldly ways this season, we need to be reminded what Christmas is about. A Christmas poem illustrates this:

All Christmas Poetry 

The True Meaning of Christmas 

by Brian K. Walters 

In todays day and time,

 it’s easy to lose sight,

 of the true meaning of Christmas

 and one special night.

When we go shopping,

 We say “How much will it cost?”

 Then the true meaning of Christmas,

 Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter

 And ribbons of gold,

 We forget about the child,

 born on a night so cold.

The children look for Santa

 In his big, red sleigh

 Never thinking of the baby

 Whose bed was made of hay.

In reality when we look into the night sky,

 We don’t see a sleigh

 But a star, burning bright and high.

A faithful reminder,

 Of that night so long ago,

 And of the child we call Jesus,

 Whose love, the world would know.

In my recently published book, There Are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless, some of which I wrote during the commercial Christmas season at a nursing home while camping out at my dearest Sandi’s bedside, I wrote about the meaning of Christmas. The Lord took her home there on December 4, 2017. I dedicated my book to Sandi, who on her deathbed would say “Jesus is in my heart.”

In the midst of the incessant, commercialized Christmas advertisements that played on Sandi’s roommates’ TVs that called out to fools to buy extravagant gifts, like the woman Folly in Proverbs 9:13: “The woman named Folly is loud; she is naive and knows nothing”, I was moved to set the record straight by comparing Christmas commercialism to the money changers that Jesus drove from the Temple.

The book may be purchased: https://www.amazon.com/dp/172865209X/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_.iX9BbZXM6842?fbclid=IwAR0gPVr_CAM7L0hyxu92hll8KTsLWTUmr1nIEamgTnuc_Hi4yDafBYGcMqs

The Patience of Job?

After all these years, and technical and editing problems, my book “There Are Homeless In Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless” is allegedly, as of this morning, 72 hours of publication on Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon).

It’s been a long journey getting my book about the homeless, which focuses on Bucks County, PA, to market. It seems I am just about there, only the waiting doesn’t seem to end, like Maurice Ravel’s Volermo.  Every time I heard my late Dad listen Ravel’s Volermo, he pointed out that the classical tune keeps seeming to come to an end, but it keeps going, until finally… boom! It‘s over. He also remarked that this tune was played to wear prisoners of war down.  Maybe I should rewrite the title to read “Volermo’s Homeless”.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=volermo+classical+music&view=detail&mid=731DD90AE9097A6F2B7E731DD90AE9097A6F2B7E&FORM=VIRE

My quest to write a book about the homeless started back late winter/early spring 2014, after I met the local homeless in Levittown, PA at a homeless meal at the Salvation Army and got better acquainted with them at the local library and Veteran’s memorial by the library.  I started writing stuff about the homeless and stored it on my laptop. In time, a guy who wanted to start a non-profit to create much needed shelter for the homeless set me up on a WordPress blog site. We had trouble launching the non- profit and realized the main problem to do this was hobophobia, the irrational fear of the homeless, prejudice, stereotyping.

So I wrote blogs to educate the public about who the homeless really are.

At one point I started to write a book about the homeless in Bucks County. I wrote much of the draft of my book in a nursing home when my dearest companion Sandi was there.

I started writing articles on different subjects on FaithWriters.com.  Author/Publishing Consultant & Speaker Vernita (Neat) Simmons commented on an article I posted on Faith Writers about the homeless. She asked if I was an author. I told Neat I wasn’t but that I wanted to write a book on homelessness. The rest is history. Neat edited my manuscript, made suggestions and helped me with the mechanics associated with publishing a book. She also encouraged me. I could not have done it without her.

A friend, a graphics artist from my church volunteered to do my cover. I sent him photos I had taken and he embellished the one for the front cover, greatly enriching it and helping to visually introduce my story. Neat really liked Bill’s work and will recommend him if someone needs his services. He said he contributed to what he saw as a noble cause.

God is teaching me to be more patient. I’m blessed to have my Christian brothers and sisters there for me as my patience runs thin. I learned patience dealing with Sandi. Although she tried my patience, I really loved her. Rather than bail out, I learned to work it out with her! Sandi is the main particular/character of my book which is a combination story and exposition. I also learned patience with Katherina, not her real name, whom I started seeing about 1 ½ months after God took Sandi home. I choose to call her Katherina based on the Katherina in Shakespeare’s “Taming of The Shrew.”  Katherina has the same role in my next book, which I am now writing, as does Sandi in my current, soon to be published book. Once tamed, my Katherina was as sweet as the Katherina in the Shakespeare play.

Coming Out of The Closet

On Tuesday, I thought I took the final step on Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon) to finally bring my book, “There Are Homeless in Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless” out of the closet and available to the public for all to see. My publishing consultant, Vernita “Neat” Simmons gave me a heads up that I needed to take another step – my book was not ready for publication. So earlier today I took that step and my book should be on the market within 72 hours. But there’s another delay! Maybe time to change self publishing companies!

I could have never hoped to get a book published without Neat. Writing is one thing (although she is a good editor), but the monster problem is the administrative and technical issues.

Up until about three years ago, the only real life image I had of the homeless was when my daughter and I were walking in Philadelphia and had to navigate around several homeless people who were sleeping on heated grates.  A somewhat less than real life image I had of the homeless was driving through Skid Row, Philadelphia. As Neil Young sang “There’s more to the picture than meets the eye. Hey, hey, my, my…”

keep hearing stories where caring people plan to provide housing for the homeless but are thwarted by the establishment, even when the projects will be privately funded. I’ve found this to be the case in Bucks County, PA and in Burlington County, New Jersey The biggest obstacle to creating housing for the homeless is hobophobia, the irrational fear of the homeless.  Many people are prejudice against the homeless, driven my homeless myths.  Housing first is another issue, which my book gets into.  http://thhi.org/about-homelessness/myths-about-homelessness/

There Are Homeless in Bucks County, based on personal experience and research, has been a long time in the making. Coming soon. Details to follow.

What’s Truth Got To Do With It Got To Do With It?

Recently, I’ve seen and heard PA State Representative Tina Davis’s lame response to political ads that tell the truth about she and her husband ripping off poor people from a house that they both rented. She whined that people have been saying bad things about her family. The Bimbo of Bucks County is running for State Senator in Pennsylvania.

Tina Davis should echo Tina Turner’s “What’s love got to do with it got to do with it”, with a parody of the popular song from a few years back: “What’s truth got to do with it got to do with it… It’s just a Republican conspiracy…”

Here’s the truth:  Original story: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/levittown/state-reps-husband-charged-housing-theft

The Demagogue’s Deal: http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/

Some folks say that the party of the people need to protect us from those, as Elmer Fudd would say “Waskally Republicans.”   Image result for elmer fudd

In a tit for tat, the Bimbo changes incumbent PA State Senator “Tommy” Tomlinson of using tons (I forget how much) of money for his own personal use. As usual, Davis does not give any specifics, nor does or can she document it. I guess we’ll just have to take her word for it, just as the poor people, whom she claims to champion, who counted on her and her husband Jimbo, that they would pass the taxpayer funds designated for these folks to them.

I haven’t been to Walmart for a while. Maybe when I visit the store again I’ll find a new sign to warn shoplifters, based on the Davis/Dems precedent: “Walmart takes shoplifting seriously. If you get caught shoplifting, you will be required to pay Walmart back for what you stole!”

The homeless in Bucks County are still waiting for the Bimbo to “continue” to help them, as this popinjay parroted at a Stand Down for Veterans in Levittown a few years ago. They may as well be waiting for Godot! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiting_for_Godot

The Homeless Population in Bucks County Is Growing!

Warren Says Homeless Problem Is Also In Bucks, reads a headline in the January 27, 1988 edition of The Morning Call. Bucks County Commissioner Andrew L Warren told members of the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce that the homeless problem is not just found in major cities like Philadelphia, but right here in Bucks County. -Excerpt from my soon to be published book “There Are Homeless In Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless”.

Today, just before Halloween, 2018, there are those trying to trick you into thinking the homeless population is shrinking. It is not! I believe much of the homeless population in lower Bucks County, PA is being pushed back into hideaways, where the Bucks establishment wants them. One reason they don’t want to come out, as one source said in the October 7, 2018 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer, is that they want to be left alone.

The February 19 edition of Levittownnow.com reported that The Rapid Rehousing Program helped get a homeless man, who was suffering from physical and mental problems, including a nervous breakdown, out of the woods in three years! http://levittownnow.com/2017/02/19/bristol-organizations-help-homeless-man-find-permanent-shelter/

According to the article, the guy “was on a downward spiral until staff from the Center for Independent Living of Bucks County, as well as the Host Program Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania stepped in to advocate for him.

Both organizations fought for the last few years to help Tanner qualify for disability income, social security, apply for Section 8 housing (a 18-24 month process) and to support him through an ongoing custody battle.”

When I proposed the idea to a Bucks County Commissioner to have the homeless build and manage an official homeless camp or village on Bucks County public land, like that of Dignity Village in Oregon, she replied “I also do not think that is helpful to the homeless. It just creates more space for them to avoid going to Housing Link

and getting the referral, they need, to start getting sober/clean, on medication, in therapy, signed up for assistance or some type of work, and a solid roof over their head.”  https://dignityvillage.org/

So while they wait for government assisted housing, they are left stranded in the woods! This kind of treatment of the poor is par for the course in a system where Tina Davis, who is running for political office, and her husband, got off scot free after pocketing taxpayer funds intended for the poor, struggling people in the house they rented. And all they have to do is pay the money back! Original story: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/levittown/state-reps-husband-charged-housing-theft

The Demagogue’s Deal: http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/

Some folks say that the party of the people need to protect us from those, as Elmer Fudd would say “Waskally Republicans.”  Image result for elmer fudd

It’s private efforts, not the government that in the end will help the homeless. The homeless, of course, have to help themselves. They are not all alike. At a homeless shared meal on Sunday, the host, unlike many homeless shared meal hosts, let the homeless come in extra early. The meal started at 2 p.m., and a little before 1 p.m., a few homeless people sat down. They wanted soda. The host graciously offered the two whining people water and said that when they start to serve the meal they will bring them soda. After a while they got up and left the lunch room. When they came back, the homeless bus had come and they carried on like children that they lost their seats. Not all homeless and needy people are like this, which my book gets into. But the liberal establishment likes irresponsible bums, who have an entitlement mentality, like them. I talk about the Bucks Builds Bums/Build-A-Bum initiative in my book.

I haven’t been to Walmart for awhile. Maybe when I visit the store again I’ll find a new sign to warn shoplifters, based on the Davis/Dems precedent:  “Walmart takes shoplifting seriously. If you get caught shoplifting, you will be required to pay Walmart back for what you stole!”

Are The Homeless Out Of Sight?

One party officially says the homeless population in lower Bucks County, PA is shrinking. The other says it’s growing. The one who says it’s growing makes the point that, because they have been driven deeper and deeper into the woods, out of sight, they aren’t counted. He thinks they are growing because, as reported in the October 7, 2018 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, “I see a lot of new faces”

I started hanging with the homeless early Spring, 2014 and went to the shared meals. After about two years, I didn’t go to as many, as Sandi, who struggled with cancer for the nearly three years I was with her, had trouble getting out because she was chronically tired. After God took her home, I started attending the meals for a while, then another time out. Recently I started attending the meals semi-regularly. I’ve noticed new faces.

I believe the homeless population in lower Bucks is growing. The establishment wants them out of sight, out of mind, but, being opportunists, they want to shanghai them to give them a taxpayer paid ticket to the Disoriented Express.

The County whines it doesn’t have the funds for homeless housing, but even if it did, says Marlene Piasecki, Family Service Association’s interim chief, it couldn’t provide more needed housing, as reported in the Inquirer. The problem is more complicated than that, the article reports, because people seeking shelter are often simultaneously battling drug addiction and mental illness. Often battling drug addiction? Everybody? Really? So then what about the people who just need housing? Do the homeless have mental “illness” and drug and alcohol problems by default, just because they are homeless? Assumptions? It’s a hustle. I think the official song for Bucks County should be “The Hustle.”

In my upcoming book “There Are Homeless In Bucks County; A Journey With The Homeless” soon to be published in paperback and then as an e-book, I address and offer my opinion on such issues.  I base the book on years of hanging out with the homeless and getting to know them, as well as listening to what people say, communicating with various agencies and law enforcement officials and research on the topic of homelessness.

Years ago I learned of a billion dollar computer study to determine the best way to understand and help people. The result: “Talk with them.”  Picture The Homeless, founded and run by homeless people, have a slogan: “Don’t Talk About Us; Talk With Us.” http://picturethehomeless.org/

Not all homeless people are the same. They are just a microcosm of society. As a whole, they have no greater percentage of what’s called “mental illness” than in other populations. Probably less. Of course, homelessness is challenging and it’s rough. What they need is encouragement, a hand up, and acceptance. I get into this in more detail in my book.

Biblical Counseling founder Jay E Adams is spot on then he writes “Organic malfunctions affecting the brain that are caused by brain damage, tumors, gene inheritance, glandular or chemical disorders validly may be termed mental illnesses. But at the same time a vast number of other human problems have been classified as mental illnesses for which there is no evidence that they have been engendered by disease or illness at all.” https://www.allaboutworldview.org/christian-psychology-and-mental-illness-faq.htm

In response to my email to a Bucks County commissioner where I proposed using land under Bucks County jurisdiction to have the homeless build and manage the land, the commissioner poo-pooed the idea, wrote about the need to provide mental health services for the homeless before getting them housing, and mentioned voting for the right person.  Well, Jim Davis, husband of State Representative Tina Davis, pocketed money designated for poor people who rented a house both Jimbo and the Bimbo of Bucks County owned.  He was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor but he got off with just having to repay the money! https://patch.com/pennsylvania/levittown/state-reps-husband-charged-housing-theft

http://levittownnow.com/2018/09/28/state-representatives-husband-has-charges-dropped-repays-government/

A few years back, Tina Davis told a crowd at Stand Down, an event held then in Levittown, that she has done a lot to help the homeless, and will continue to do more for the homeless. She gave no details. She also said we need the government and we need her. Talk is cheap!

Would you buy a used car from Tina or Jim Davis? Would you vote for Tina Davis?  I comment; you decide.

Do the hustle! Not!

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