Out of the Abundance of the Heart

Out of the Abundance of the Heart

To be completely honest, it is incredibly intimidating sitting on top of a mountain with a host of people who are giving their lives, and in some ways their families’ lives, to serve the poor. When you hear stories of what goes on in some of these neighborhoods, it...
Fathers and Mothers Wanted

Fathers and Mothers Wanted

As I reflect today about the ongoing violence, incivility and harshness from the alleys to the mansions in this country, I am reminded of a biblical truth in the New Testament. The Apostle says you have many mentors, but you only have a few fathers. (1 Cor 4:15) This...

Last time you thought about your neighbors?

The mission statement for DSM is “to love our neighbor by revitalizing impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development.” The word from this that has been on my mind over the last few months is the word “neighbor.” What and who is my neighbor?...
Good Friday Morning

Good Friday Morning

Good Friday morning to you! I hope that, in the busyness of our everyday lives, you will be able to find a little quiet time over this holiday weekend to reflect on Easter and its meaning. The fact that we worship a living Savior who was stronger than the grave — has...

What’s that you say?

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” Heb. 3:15 At Desire Street, we’ve been thinking lately about authentic relationships, and about really “connecting” with God and with each other. The Lord gave me an object lesson in...

Super Bowl Thoughts and…

I am not a football fan, nor do I know a lot about football; however, years of it playing on the TV screen as my father has faithfully watched it through the years has taught me the basics. I was so excited for my Dad after the playoffs this year because his team,...