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Candace Bolz – 2013-14 intern

May 22, 2014 | By | No Comments

We are grateful for Candace and her commitment to Dry Bones this year. She has now graduated and is beginning a master’s program at the University of Kansas. Candace is a hard worker, a compassionate listener, a tender-hearted servant, and a fun person to spend time with. We will miss you and we wish you all the best! 

Here are some thoughts from Candace on the power of story. Read More

The City: Classroom, Parish, and Playground

May 1, 2014 | By | No Comments

Our good friends at the Center For Transforming Mission once challenged us to experience and engage the City in three creative ways: as classroom, parish, and playground.

This concept has become so meaningful to us through the years. Below, we’ve taken these three words and written just a few thoughts about each.  We hope that the following three concepts will allow you to begin to consider seeing, engaging, and experiencing your own city in some new ways. Read More

The Day It Felt Like Church

April 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

Follow the link below as one of our former interns, Chris Morton, reflects on his experience as a Dry Bones intern in 2002.

We’re super proud of the man Chris has become and the way he continues to live his life among others. His entire blog is worth your time, and his reflections about Dry Bones 12 years later are profound.

This thing called Dry Bones continues to shape all of us.

READ CHRIS’ BLOG HERE:
The Day It Felt Like Church

“Never offer a homeless person a sandwich. Sit down and ask them to share half of your sandwich. Read More

Got My Keys!

February 28, 2014 | By | No Comments

by Robbie Goldman

I met “Bella” as she was sitting with a group of friends several years ago.  She was a little above the average age of the group. Still, she was accepted and seemed comfortable in the surroundings of younger street kids.  Her careful attention to her makeup and hair, along with her huge red patent-leather purse, caused her to stand out to me. Read More

Human Trafficking and the Familiar Quest for Love

February 25, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

by Rebekah Duke, staff member

Several of the DB team were able to attend a workshop focused on human trafficking this week. As I sat down in my seat at the beginning of the day, I suddenly realized how heavy the weight of the topic would be. We heard from FBI agents and leaders of the police task force who are fighting human trafficking right here, in our own city. The discussion was not about Thailand or India. Right here, right now, people are slaves. It’s happening in our neighborhoods and American cities. And you might guess who is at the highest risk — homeless youth. My friends. Read More

THOUGHTS ON “RESCUE”

December 26, 2013 | By | No Comments

RESCUE – (from the Dry Bones’ Mission)
Within the context of relationships, hope, love, opportunity, and beauty are revealed.  Everyone’s faith grows.  We all get “saved” in exciting and unexpected ways.

Throughout the streets of Denver, I get to witness story after story of rescue.  Rescue occurs in a moment, or the combination of several moments, and brings true life. I would not say that the rescue is always painless or seamless. Most of the time it can feel just as painful as the life the person is currently living and wanting to escape. It often involves hard work. But still, rescue, in its many forms, is necessary Read More

THOUGHTS ON “REACH”

December 19, 2013 | By | No Comments

by Robbie Goldman

REACH (from the Dry Bones Mission)
We are freely extended beyond our familiar boundaries in order to form relationships that reveal the God-given unsurpassable worth of all involved. We hope to create intersections where people from different walks of life cross paths who would not normally meet; here, everyone belongs.

On outreach today, I saw some of my friends sitting on the sidewalk and listening to a guitarist perform beside them. The scene was very Denver-as-usual.   Read More

More Than Meets The Eye – Video and Questions

November 21, 2013 | By | No Comments

We recently hosted a celebration and fundraising event in downtown Denver. Many of you attended and were able to see and meet Guyia, Mike, and Danny. For those of you who missed it, we invite you to watch this video.

Guyia, Mike, and Danny boldly share the narratives they once lived from before believing in and discovering a new one. It is evident that our core narrative shapes so many aspects of our lives. 

Dry Bones’ aim is to learn to live from and then inspire belief in a life-giving, redeeming, and beautiful new narrative. 

After you watch this video, we invite you to consider these questions: Read More

More Than Meets the Eye – Silly Princess Video

November 1, 2013 | By | No Comments

What a great night last Friday was! Thanks to all who made the event such a success! Check out this silly video from the night’s theme. Be sure to watch all the way to the end for a decent laugh (if you know Robbie Goldman).

We’ll be posting more videos from the night soon. Read More

My First Dry Bones Fundraiser Event

October 28, 2013 | By | No Comments

A Couple of Reflections from the Night
by Tim Henderson – board member since January, 2013

I’m a new Dry Bones board member, and I had never been to a Dry Bones fundraiser. I was finally able to attend this year! Here are a few reflections:

The venue was great and the food was fun. The planning was evident. The auction was enjoyable and effective.

But what I am taking away is the importance of story. The story of individuals who are discovering hope. The story of  people sharing Read More