Friday, March 11, 2011

A Tender Heart

Do your children ever touch your heart so deeply that you have no words?

My 13 year old son has such a tender spot for the homeless people in the world. Several years ago, while living in another city, we started a tradition of focusing on others during Christmastime. We would see a homeless person standing on a street corner and buy them a fast-food meal. When we couldn’t stop, for whatever reason, our son would cry uncontrollably. We knew then that God created that tender spot…we just had to nurture it.

Since that time, we have seen him reach out for any opportunity to serve and help the homeless. Nov & Dec 2010 043

This is Webster. We met him Christmas morning when we began our Christmas Day feeding the homeless in downtown Houston. Webster has a college degree in Psychology….and was homeless. He made poor choices and was addicted to drugs and alcohol for 20+ years. He has turned his life over to Jesus Christ and now tries to make sure young men do not make those same choices.

Church in the Park

When our son had the opportunity to join a Mime Team at our church, he jumped on it! Their team is able to present the Gospel to homeless men and women in a way that says more than words could ever say.

My son inspires me… be a better Christ-Follower…to be a better witness to others….to make godly choices….

I just thought that my children would always learn from me. I had no idea that I would learn so much from them.

”Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”

Psalms 127:3-4

Blessed beyond words,


  1. Great post! Of course Zach has a tender heart....he takes after his loving giving, tender hearted mama! You are very blessed!


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