Monday, May 2, 2016

A new time A new place

Today.......A new month -- a new week -- a new normal -- a new time -- a new place -- an empty nest.

The feelings,  the empty chair at dinner,  the happiness,  the thankfulness,  the empty bedroom,  the unknown,  the letting go,  the goodbyes,  the love we shared,  the time together, and I could go on and on and on.

Exactly 10 years ago last week, our family met a young man from the other side of the world who would change our lives forever, but we had no idea.  We simply accepted an offer to host four international men for dinner.  On this night, we decided to take them to Dreamland BBQ and its was a hit.  After dinner it was back to our house for a little more fun and fellowship, which included many questions about their life and playing drums with our youngest son.

An early night was closed with hugs and hand-shakes and we knew we would hear them speak at our church on the coming Sunday

to be continued..........

Sunday, November 8, 2015

True or False

Leaving dinner at the Colonade, a white car with driver window down stopped as if going to ask for directions.   A lady in her twenties asked for gas money (first sign of scam).  Talking very fast she continued to tell a story of being kicked out of her house by her mother and needing gas to get to the Pinson area to stay with her father (second questions mark).  None of us spoke, so she proceeded to tell us her mother beat her and she really could not return home. With our minds thinking this is a false story and our hearts feeling sorry for her, no money, but you can follow us to the gas station and some gas will be put in your car.  We were not sure if she would follow us, but as you can see from the picture, she did.   Asked to see her DL, she showed it; asked where she lived, she answered; asked if she was hurt, bruised but will be ok; asked for her phone number; she gave it; asked if she knew Jesus, she said I do; asked if she wanted my phone number in case of an emergency; she did.  A few gallons of gas and she was off with a hug and many thanks.  

........(2 days later), I read a story on Facebook about a young lady in a white car begging for money around the Colonade and areas in the near vicinity.  Is it the same person?  I have no idea. 
I do know that God's Word says:

"Give to him who asks of you, 
and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you."  
Matthew 5:42 

Friday, November 6, 2015

VIEWS views!

Twenty Eight THOUSAND Four Hundred Eight!  
Is this number large or small?
That depends on what you are comparing.

This is the number of page views on Scatter Christ since 2008.  

Based on this information this number is very small in the world, 
but very large considering Scatter Christ has never advertised or officially published this blog. 
Because cluster maps has changed their format - the number is back to zero.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015


I met this homeless lady in the green jacket in 2005 during The Church at Brookhills Extreme Graceover. She had been sober and at a shelter 55 days.  During this weekend, she ate at Pizza Hut and Fish Market, got new PJs, received a new haircut and new clothes. She was very funny and quick witted.  I posted about DEllis (HERE). 

Tonight as I had dinner with another one of the homeless women almost 10 years later, we discussed DEllis and her whereabouts. WB asked me if I still had the necklace for her.  I DO, let's find her.   I pulled out my smart phone and googled for a phone number, knowing she left Birmingham for Pensacola, Florida to live with her father.  My heart sank when what appeared was her obituary!  She passed away several years ago.

The above picture also appeared in an advertisement for Help for the Homeless!  Christ, family, church and friends are such a blessing that so many of us take for granted each day!  

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Scatter Christ, Inc.




Many "Scattering Stories" have been shared on this blog since 2005.  Although, this blog has not been updated since we became a corporation and fell into the paperwork madness of becoming an official non-profit.  God has continued to work and place people in our paths to love, share and show the love of Christ.  Want you join us on His Journey?