Shiloh Hills Baptist Church Youth Help the Homeless



Today as I exited the Garnett MARTA Rail Station, I saw a group of youth helping the homeless.  All the way from Shiloh Hills Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia; these kids are getting to see, process and make a difference for a few people who are struggling to survive during this Christmas season.



As the middle and high school youth approached the homeless with blankets, hats, gloves, and kind words, it warmed my heart on this 36 degree day in Atlanta. According to one of the parents with the Shiloh youth, James, this is the 10th year they have done this mission project.  The church asks for donation of the items and then distributes them on the streets around downtown.



As I walked a block further along Peachtree Street, I see another homeless person bundled up on the sidewalk reading a pamphlet that was probably included in the bag distributed by the youth.  Then in the background of the above photo, the Shiloh Hills youth stop for a short briefing at Peachtree Street and Trinity Street  before they continue looking for homeless  people to bless.

Thank you Shiloh Hills Baptist Church youth. You did a good thing today! However, it is my hope that ten years from now, homelessness will be eradicated and you will have to find a different outreach ministry project.

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As we continue prepare for this Christmas season, remember how blessed we are to have a roof over our head and heat. And, as you remember the true meaning of Christmas, think of how you might be able to bless someone in a small yet significant way.

Beautiful Christmas Tree at Emory Midtown



The dip in Atlanta temperatures over the past week, has delayed residents putting up outdoor Christmas decorations as we wait for temperatures to rise.  I always look forward to see Christmas decorations as I drive throughout the metro area.  They are always such a delight and inspiration and we anticipate the spending time with family, friends and listening to Christmas music..the old and new songs throughout this glorious season.

As I passed through the main entrance of Emory Hospital Midtown, I was in awe of the beautiful “indoor” tree.  Hmmm.  I need a smaller version of this tree for my home.  Whether you have a beautiful Christmas tree or one that is more modest, do remember Christ is the reason for the season.