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Thoughts from DB Interns

The Table Principle

March 21, 2018 | By | No Comments

Thoughts by Rachel Hambley, Spring Intern

One of the things that drew me to Dry Bones was their sense of community. Since I started interning, about a month ago, I have been in awe of the relationships and sense of family that emanates from this place. Each person is committed to loving people for the long haul. There is no agenda or requirement; there is simply a desire to walk along side our friends through the ups and downs of life.

When I heard about the heart of the ministry, before I got to hang out with everyone, I wondered how in the world people could create a community like the one Dry Bones professed to be. How do you bring together people from vastly different beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences and still create love, unity and vulnerability? Read More

People in Passing: The Anxiety of Living and Moving

September 6, 2017 | By | 4 Comments

Thoughts by India Nikotich, 2017 Summer Intern

 

     The culture of street kid life is inherently transient – beds, clothes, and meals come and go on a day by day basis. It’s not uncommon to see someone flying a sign on 16th street mall to raise money for a Greyhound bus ticket, saving up a bit each day in the hope of moving on from Denver. The promised land is often the promise of job in a faraway city, or the dream of a new street to hang out on or a new climate.

     On 16th street a few weeks ago, we encountered a man on his way to Ogden, Utah, who had rolled off a train too early and found, instead, the Queen City skyline rising ahead of him. I also often think of a friend I met four years ago, an older woman who had been traveling across the 

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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

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 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

CORE MOTIVATIONS

October 23, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

by Samantha Stroh, ’13 Fall Semester Intern

Recently I was asked to help find resources for a woman named “Barbara” and her three young children.  Barbara had recently left her husband because of his drug use.  Though she and the kids always have a friend’s floor to sleep on or a bed for all of them to share, Barbara was beginning to feel herself slipping into the ways of the streets.  So, I started looking for Read More

Summer Intern Reflection Week (Day 5)

August 24, 2013 | By | One Comment

Freedom to Love
Katherine Taylor, University of Denver

When I tell people about my internship at Dry Bones, there’s a normal slew of questions that are asked. How have you changed people? Who have you talked to? What has made the biggest impact on your life? What have you learned? Read More

Summer Intern Reflection Week (Day 4)

August 23, 2013 | By | No Comments

New Friends
by Angela Crouch, Lubbock Christian University

This summer has been eye opening to say the least.

I have I never made so many friends in such a short period of time. I have grown very close to many of them, which has brought me closer to God. Read More

Summer Intern Reflection Week (Day 3)

August 22, 2013 | By | No Comments

Dignity and Change
by Donisha Webb, Harding University

Wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.  Proverbs 24:14

For me, this summer turned out to be a learning experience. I will apply the lessons I learned throughout the rest of my life. I want to quickly share two major lessons that I learned this summer (hopefully gaining some wisdom too). Read More

Summer Intern Reflection Week (Day 2)

August 21, 2013 | By | 5 Comments

Discovering Deeper Beauty
by Kelsey Bugelwicz, York College

This summer, I intentionally made an effort to acknowledge the worth of every individual that God has created and placed on this earth, and subsequently, in my path. Because of that, I’m taking home new relationships with many amazing and beautiful people. Read More