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The Dry Bones Story: from Denver, CO to Union City, TN

December 16, 2014 | By | One Comment

by Jordan Siebold

A couple weekends ago Robbie and I got the opportunity to visit Union City, Tennessee to spend some time with friends at Exchange Street Church of Christ and Troy Church of Christ, two churches that took part in our Elevations program this summer. They had asked if we would do a follow-up trip to join them in spreading the vision of Dry Bones to the rest of the congregation that didn’t make the summer trip. Read More

Facilitating Unlikely Intersections: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

November 13, 2014 | By | No Comments

It is easy to love people who are different than us from a distance, but to intersect in a very direct and personal way can be quite scary for some of us.  My first experience with Dry Bones showed me exactly that: it is not terribly difficult to love people from a distance, but it takes commitment and a certain vulnerability to really pursue a person that lives differently or thinks differently than I do.  A desire to be in community with others, regardless of where you’ve come from in life, is at the core of what Dry Bones is all about. Read More

UNLIKELY INTERSECTION: JOE AND NIKKI (video)

November 12, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Check out this video with Joe & Nikki. Though unlikely friends by society’s measures, they share with us about the importance & meaning of having one another in their lives.

Unlikely intersections create beautiful friendships!

Hospitality Series (#2)

October 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

My last post was about the way that fear can keep us from welcoming strangers. This post is similar. I’m interested in looking briefly at the history and current reality of the United States as it relates to hospitality. This is the place that has formed me and that I am participating in forming.


We often hear about “southern hospitality” as a kind of archetype Read More

STALE FRIES AND HALF-EATEN HAMBURGERS

October 8, 2014 | By | No Comments

It was well after dark on a cool November downtown Denver night. I’ll never forget the time my wife, Nikki, and I spent walking along 16th Street with our new friends, “Mistika” and “Pockets”. We spent the next hour talking about life, laughing together, and panhandling for leftovers – a first for me.

We eventually scored some stale fries and a half-eaten hamburger from someone leaving the Cheesecake Factory. We sat down on a curb and passed the styrofoam container around.  Read More

Hospitality Series (#1)

September 30, 2014 | By | One Comment

by Annie Dimond
Dry Bones’ Resource Navigator

Our fundraising event, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” is coming up soon. We are excitedly working and planning (buy your tickets here)! With a hospitality-themed event in our near future, I’ve been reflecting on what hospitality is, how we encounter it, what keeps us from it, and what it can create in us. What you’ll see below is the first part in a series on hospitality that will be up on the blog soon.


When I was a little girl, I hated locked doors. Read More

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Fundraiser Event

September 10, 2014 | By | No Comments

We’re excited about the upcoming fundraiser event on October 17th! We work hard to make these events meaningful and inspiring. We hope you’ll join us!

Details and tickets can be found by clicking here.

Compassion

September 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

co-written by Annie & Robbie

The story of the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37 invites the question, “Can these bones live?” We hear these words today in Denver.

On many days, the dried up bones feel like Denver’s lack of safe and sustainable housing opportunities. (For this reason, we are currently exploring options for DB sponsored housing.) What is the solution? Can “these bones” live? 

The struggle of finding a place to live, heal, and sleep creates dramatic scenarios. For Dry Bones, these stories almost always involve that big question and they always require compassion. Allow me to share six scenes of an actual day-in-the-life: Read More

Introducing, Annie Dimond – Resource Navigator

July 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

Annie returns to Dry Bones August 20, 2014. She interned with us during the summer of 2009. Annie is tender, full of compassion, flexible, wise, a seeker, a learner, and a humble friend. We are above and beyond excited and blessed that we get to have her on our team!

Annie is a graduate of Read More

The Kingdom

July 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Few Thoughts
by Rebekah Duke, staff member

Jesus often preached that “the kingdom of God is near.” When I was growing up, for some reason, I always thought that the kingdom of God meant “going to heaven after we die.” As a kid, the thought of waiting to experience heaven until I die was literally a lifetime away. It seemed as though we were supposed to be good people (you know….don’t cuss, be nice, stay pure, etc.) and basically just wait to get to heaven once we die. Read More