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Giving Voice: Shelter

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Shelter. That’s maybe all man has ever wanted. Shelter; warmth; food.
from: Andrew James Murray

Lately the term, “desperately displaced” has been bandied about. As if living ‘between homes – displaced’ is not desperate in and of itself…

Giving Voice to those seeking safe places to live and hunker down; where surviving IS thriving. God Bless and have Mercy on us all.

from: Playing for Change


  1. Jennie L Fitzkee

    Awesome, Laura!

    • laura bruno lilly

      I love collaborative efforts especially when they speak to the (he)art of life’s issues.

  2. Annika Perry

    Laura, such a touching post and video! I watched the latter numerous times, the music hypnotic, the words more relevant than ever … and how wonderful that artists from around the world are involved in its creation. The Irish proverb at the start of the video says it all: “It is in the shelter of each other that people live.” So true!

    • laura bruno lilly

      So glad to pass it on…

  3. Andy

    Thanks for the inclusion, Laura.
    And another great musical collaboration.

    • laura bruno lilly

      You’re welcome, bud.

  4. Brigid Gallagher

    Wow! What a wonderful collaboration Laura. I really enjoyed it. It is sad that so many people are without shelter today.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Yes, indeed.
      Thanks for stopping by, Brigid.

  5. Roseanne

    Hi Laura! Oh this post. On so many levels it touches me. Milwaukee is hosting the DNC (Democratic National Convention) in July. Under one of the major freeways near the site of the DNC is a huge homeless community. All of those dwellers need to find a new place to ‘live’ because it is becoming a ‘green space’. Rather than actually dealing with the true issue at hand in a humane way with empathy, instead I suspect the Police will have to physically remove some dwellers. Who cares where they go – they just have to move. I wish I could just offer them all a nice, safe, warm place to live with the healthcare they need and a job if they want one. That’s not too much to ask – a kind word and assistance. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • laura bruno lilly

      Thanks for your articulate comment on this, Roseanne.

  6. Laura

    L. Marie says it well. So does the opening Irish proverb! ‘It is in the shelter of each other that people live.” Beautiful! I wish we would all put that into practice!

    • laura bruno lilly

      If we all just do our own part in our own little slice of this huge world…
      Thanks for stopping by, Laura!

  7. Jane Chesebrough

    I love those songs that are compilations of various people performing, especially when done well. Yes, a lot of people need shelter now, especially when the temperature drops and the city has pushed the homeless out of the river valley.

    • laura bruno lilly

      Check out Playing for Change there are many such collaborations and all for ‘a cause’.
      Shame on the city…

  8. L. Marie

    Well said, Laura–you and Andy. We all need shelter. (I can’t help thinking of Psalm 91:1 also.) Love these songs with musicians all around the world!

    • laura bruno lilly

      Yes, “(S)he who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
      Thanks for that, L. Marie.

      • Ally Bean

        I’m not familiar with Psalm 91:1 but I do like its message. I also like you shining light on this situation that breaks my heart. Thanks.

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