It was the perfect Autumn morning for a jog. The air was crisp but not cool enough for a jacket. As my sneaker-clad feet fell into a rhythm hitting the pavement below, my attention was drawn to an enormous crack in the sidewalk. I was praying as I often do while jogging when the Lord … Continue reading The Crack in the Sidewalk
Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray are lifelong friends who came to share their journey and lessons learned about friendship, community, and faith to the people of High Desert Church (HDC) in Victorville, CA. The Beginning It would seem Justin and Patrick were destined to be friends — their parents were friends in college and Justin’s … Continue reading I’ll Push You: A Journey of Friendship, Community and Faith
Imagine a friend invites you for dinner. She texts you a few hours beforehand, saying, save your appetite! When you sit down at her beautifully decorated table, centerpiece, cloth napkins and all, and she sets a plate in front of you, your mouth begins to water. The smell of mashed potatoes and brown gravy wafts … Continue reading GOD IS NOT A SIDE DISH
GET SOME EXERCISE WHILE SUPPORTING A GOOD CAUSE Saturday, May 6th, 2017, people from around the globe will walk or run an average distance for an extraordinary cause. Sporting big smiles and bright orange World Vision t-shirts, Patrick and Crystal O’Rourke along with their three children, have been on the go, spreading the word … Continue reading WORLD VISION GLOBAL 6K
ARE YOU FEELING HELPLESS ABOUT THE STATE OF OUR NATION AS WE APPROACH THE ELECTIONS? If you answered yes, you're not alone. According to a poll in May 2016 taken by the Associated Press and NORC Center for public Affairs Research, 55 percent of Americans say they feel "helpless"about the 2016 elections. Among voters younger than thirty … Continue reading PRAYERWALKING:TAKING BACK OUR NATION ONE NEIGHBORHOOD AT A TIME
Psst! Do You Want to Know a Secret? I took a bite of the delicious looking chocolate cake I’d been admiring on the counter throughout the entire dinner. Then I took another. And another. This cake tasted even better than it looked! After I finished the last bite (licking the fork clean and dabbing the … Continue reading DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?