Awakened Souls

At the entrance to Wal-Mart and other stores this time of year, you’ll hear the familiar Salvation Army bell ringing on behalf of the voiceless…for those in need.  Perhaps you’ll be inclined to give an extra gift or two….maybe even bake something for a neighbor or donate items to a charity. This heart of giving to others is what Christmas foretells.  Christ coming to earth to give the gift of salvation and redemption to each of us… bridge the gap

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The Joy of Giving

Recently, a group of us from the Atlanta suburbs went downtown to volunteer with an inner city ministry called Atlanta Dream Center.   After an hour or so putting together food bags and getting prepared, we jumped in our car and followed three youth leaders at Dream Center to our destination….a housing project of largely poor families. As we drove in, we were  face-to-face with another culture….all seemed dark, empty and a bit unsafe.  Up came a large, extra loud

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