Pearls from the Street


Every day we hear words of wisdom, optimism and humor from the neighbors we are privileged to serve. Read and enjoy!

“Good morning! We’ve got a whole new day to deal with, a chance to right some wrongs from yesterday.”

“People who act like they deserve love the least are the ones who need it the most.”

“I want a clear life … not a bubbly life.”

“I’m not alone any more. This is my community.”

“Listening to the music was like sitting on a peaceful, deserted, beautiful beach with gentle, soothing waves rolling in. But it is more than the music. Today everything was so beautiful – the way the food was prepared and presented, the order in the room, the worship. Who would have thought I would find such peace here today?”

“I really believe in smile therapy. You know that saying, fake it ’til you make it? Smile! You’ll fee better.”

“I’m blessed. I have family here now — you all are my brothers and sisters, my nieces and nephews, my cousins. We’re family, and that’s a blessing.”

“This must be what heaven is like with all these kind people.”

“Thank you for letting us come into your home.”

“It’s really loud in Austin. Where I come from you can hear the cotton grow.”

“Being homeless has taught me humility. Trinity Center has taught me gratitude. To tell you the truth, I’m more blessed now than I ever have been.”

“Thanks, Trinity, for being here to share God’s message. I hear you, and you do matter to the homeless.” (A Valentine message)

“Looking forward to a cup of that gourmet coffee … What makes it even better is being around the ones I cherish and love so very much.”

“Some days it’s hard to put one foot in front of the other, but with a Christian family like all of you, it makes it easier.”

“I’ve been a failure my whole life in the eyes of people, but in the eyes of the Lord, I’m fully accomplished.”

“This is the only Christmas party I go to. And this is the only place that feels like Christmas — even when it’s not Christmas!”

“There’s a lot of joy here. We don’t see much of that other places.”

“We’re all family here at Trinity Center.”

“I had a long talk with God this morning. You know, he really loves this place. I do, too.”

“I found Jesus here! And I think he likes me!”

“Walking into Trinity Center is like walking into a big hug.”

“Though we need the clothes and food given out, I come because I feel welcomed and loved.”

“For three hours a day I don’t feel homeless.”

“I feel more alive when I leave here!”

“Life is simple. We make it hard.”

“What am I doing? Patiently waiting for what comes next.”

“It’s a good day. I woke up and came here!”

“I’ve been unemployed for a year. Vacations are over-rated.”

“Trinity saved my life. Now I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing with it.

“Breaking bread together helps us to meet and realize that we are not a threat to each other. We would not meet each other on the open streets.”

“When I need somebody to talk to, you are here.”