Love Loud Montgomery: Meeting Human Needs, Planting Gospel Seeds

Love Loud Montgomery wants their guests to know they arenot only in a safe place but they are heard. LLM can provide more than just nutritional needs;they also help the spirit. Formerly known as Forest Park Ministry Center, Love Loud offers a Client-Choice food pantry helping to feed those living in generational poverty and those […]


Letting God Meet You “Right Now”

A friend recently shared a message with me from an author who talked about relationships and how people are only capable of showing up exactly how they are “right now.” That they can only meet us to the extent that they’ve met themselves. And I loved it. It’s easy to think of current or past […]


HOPES – Helping Our Public Education System

A handful of children walk 100 yards on Atlanta Highwayonce a week during the school year.From Capitol Heights Middle School to First Presbyterian Church.From school to tutoring and fellowship.From academics to “movement breaks” and dinner with their families HOPES – Helping Our Public Education System – oversees this effort. Starting in 2010 as a way […]


How Our Father Loves Our Unstitched Selves

There is a small, approximate 3-inch white stuffed bear in my home that I have held on to for almost 35 years. It is a bit faded, and unstitched on the hands – right where the paws would end. The wings once sewn onto the back came off years ago – but they didn’t become […]


Promise International: A Vision Come to Life

Daniel Tulibagenyi fully surrendered to God’s calling in his life, and on roads and into a part of his past that has opened his eyes to needs beyond what he alone could fill. He questioned, he wondered, but kept following God’s voice, and was soon led to his native Uganda, providing clothing, food, and medical […]


Trusting the Hills, Keeping the Faith

There’s a hill by my house when I start my morning runs that is over a mile long. The first half-mile’s incline is noticeable. The second half, and even further up the road, is a continued gradual build. When you get to the top of the first half-mile, you give thanks for the hard part […]


Serving Vulnerable Children and Families in Crisis

Embrace Alabama Kids doesn’t only share the love of Jesus with foster children and families throughout the state, but they make sure they feel safe. And then build on that. “The individuals we serve have been put inunfortunate situations, mostly caused by people who should have loved them,” said Rebecca Morris, the non-profit’s senior VP […]


A Peace in the Waiting

I could feel – something. There was something more out there for me. It was within my grasp. I felt a shift. A change even in my breathing when I thought about it. There was calm. It wasn’t anything I could rush or figure out on my own. But something was working, stirring. And, to […]


A Shepherd for the Sheep:
Reality & Truth Ministries

There is no greater visual to LaDonna Brendle than seeing someone smile. Seeing someone have hope who hasn’t had it. Someone who believes in Jesus who hadn’t previously believed. “I just love that,” she said. “It’s like seeing the Lord transform people right before your very eyes, and it’s beautiful.” This is her life’s work. […]

Feeling Peace

Trusting God with Decisions, Feeling Peace

I never intended to adopt a second dog. The rescue we currently had was a dream: loyal, obedient, protective, and the best addition to a home I could have hoped for. He was a runner – sprinting from the house at any given chance – but Bo was loved, and loved us fiercely in return. […]