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Joyce & The Inner Home

October 26, 2015 | By | One Comment

Right now we have “home” on our mind at Dry Bones. I mean, it’s a pretty normal thing for us to be thinking about “homelessness,” but thinking extensively about “home” is another matter. It is the theme of our fundraiser, the theme of our conversations, and the theme of our personal work.

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“Is there Enough?” // and other questions that keep me up at night

July 28, 2015 | By | One Comment

We began the summer with an intern retreat. On this retreat, my co-worker Reb, and I were answering questions together. We were sharing stories about our friends on the street and our different responses to situations we’ve encountered, and then one of the interns asked, “What question are you asking in your spiritual life right now?”

Reb looked at me, knowingly, and then replied for both of us: “Is there enough?” Read More

Bridge to Bridge Ride

June 5, 2015 | By | No Comments

We are so proud of our new friend, Spencer Nee! He is riding his bike across America right now to raise awareness and funds to build the new youth/young adult house that Providence Network and Dry Bones are partnering to open in 2016. He began in SF at the Golden Gate Bridge and will end in NYC at the Brooklyn Bridge.  Read More

Hospitality Series (#3): The Stranger as Strange Truth

January 13, 2015 | By | 2 Comments

In the past two posts, I’ve discussed hospitality through an ethical lens: it is good and right to extend hospitality to the stranger. Jesus’ example is always that of the welcoming host or the disguised stranger. There is something inherently good about this interaction. As I mentioned in my last couple posts, the stranger is always a gift.
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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