How Can We Spread Kindness Throughout Houston?

How Can We Spread Kindness Throughout Houston?

How Can We Spread Kindness Throughout Houston? By Vicki Powers The world can never have too much kindness. Random acts of kindness are a tangible way to put others before yourself. Just one act of kindness can serve as a wave that ripples beyond that person when he or...

The Empty Chair

By Vicki Powers “There’s an empty chair in our house, and I’m not sure what to do with it…” While many families gather over the holidays to celebrate together, others have a stark and obvious void at the table – an empty chair. This chair symbolizes those who can’t be...
Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

Looking Into the Eyes of Homeless

by Suzanne JarvisIt’s Thursday morning and time for street outreach**. We’re designing a program that creates focused pathways off the street for the homeless based on what matters most to them.  It’s just the beginning.We meet Martha. Emaciated, she’s sitting...
Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

Do You Look the Homeless in the Eyes?

by Vicki PowersDo you make eye contact with the homeless who stand near your car window? It might make you feel uncomfortable if you’re not offering assistance, but Rev. Michael Gott, Unity Church of Houston, suggests it as a better option to donating money.“Make eye...
From the Street: What a Homeless Man Taught Me and My Dog

From the Street: What a Homeless Man Taught Me and My Dog

by Vicki Powers Urban living is a new experience for me after living in the Houston suburbs 20+ years. Walking my dog on the streets around my home reveals new things such as bus stops and homeless people. Not that there weren’t homeless people in the suburbs, but my...