Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch
- Name: Pastor Rick
- Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tent City 3 set to move
Labels: socks tents
Monday, April 21, 2008
The Gospel on NPR
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I had this dream -- church about to start, I'm in the pulpit introducing the first hymn -- something I've never heard before, not something I would have picked. But I scanned the words in the hymnal -- a line in the hymn about baseball. "It's okay," I think, "My friend Dan is in the congregation, he'll like that!" Then I found this tune at Youtube. Enjoy!
Friday, April 18, 2008
It's getting worse
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
APRIL - BAH
Okay. Total was over 180. 45 women. It was too hard. It was discouraging. It was too hard. It was too hard.
Just another crappy April night at Operation Nightwatch.
Today we pay our taxes. Billions we spend for war, but for some poor person who is sick, go sleep on a bus.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Mayor Nickels, dissembler
The top of the list for Steve Scher are the cruel homeless encampment sweeps which the city has been conducting, illegally, for many months now.
It was a fascinating time. At first I thought, "Maybe the Mayor is ill-informed." He talked about the surplus of shelter in our city, the humane treatment homeless people who are getting moved receive.
I decided he was not ill-informed. Our mayor is a dissembler.
Last night we served 180 people at Operation Nightwatch. Many of these people need hospital care; they could barely hobble in. We served 45 women. Sick people with no place to go for the night.
Talking about a 10 year plan for these people is really the Big Lie.
Labels: Mayor Seattle dissembler
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Bailey Gatzert was the first (and only) Jewish mayor of the City of Seattle. Everyone needs a historic tidbit every day.
My office looks out on Gatzert Elementary. It is a Seattle school that serves homeless children.
Why hasn't Nightwatch plugged in over there?
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Brother Wes Browning seems just a little too infatuated with the nearness of all us clergy types at the City Hall Tent Meeting. Apparently finding out that we aren't all child-beating Old Testament patriarchal types has poked a hole in the thin veneer of his reality.
His infatuation in Real Change focuses on "silky vestments." I believe I should take Brother Wes to Kauffer's Catholic Bookstore and we shall show him how easy it is to dress for success; priesthood of all believers, you know?