Uneven Justice

I was president of Union Rescue Mission years  ago. One day I was walking toward the mission entrance and maybe 30 yards from the mission entrance. I saw a ring of Los Angeles police officers around a homeless man who was  down on the sidewalk . The police were hitting and kicking the elderly guy. … More Uneven Justice

Ray’s Gratitude

Union Rescue Mission had several hundred Thousand donor’s. Before the May donor mailing one year Butch came up with a brilliant idea. Since Memorial Day was coming up shortly he suggested we include a return mailer included with our next mailed request for donations. The return mailer could be filled out and mailed back with … More Ray’s Gratitude

The 12 Steps

I well remember the first time I really read the 12 Steps. The mission had given me the responsibility  create an alcohol recovery program. I knew that I knew nothing in terms of helping skidrow men achieve sobriety. I also knew the reputation of the AA program. The International Union of Gospel Missions, the fellowship … More The 12 Steps

God Is Surprising

I like to say God is surprising. No matter how good I think God is it turns out God is better. When I worked at the Mission there was a very elderly retired Baptist preacher that liked to sit in the chapel. His name was Henry. I loved him dearly. One day I was walking … More God Is Surprising