Shepherd’s Gate: Living in a House of Hope

 Shepherd’s Gate is the fruit born of a woman named Alice Ann Cantelow and her dream to help the homeless. Thirty-four years ago, Alice Ann was a naturalist at Sunol...

Socks, Shoes and Salvation Homeless Foot Washing Event

Azusa Pacific University (APU) Nursing students from the High Desert Regional Campus partnered with the Salvation Army to host the fourth annual Socks, Shoes and Salvation Homeless Foot Washing...

Embracing the Journey

I saw it happen over and over again. Years ago, when I worked for a large missions organization, I loved to watch our missionaries head out to their long-term...

Honoring Our Vets: American Legion Gears Up for 100 Years of Service

American’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our great nation. In the spirit of celebrating America’s birthday, it seems fitting to also honor...

Father’s Day Confession

By Jake McCandless I confess I have stunk at recognizing my Dad over the years. I’m a pastor and someone and for some reason scheduled Father’s Day on the one...

From Slavery to Freedom Through Forgiveness

An Interview with Maria Suarez by Cindy Powell If you met her today, you would never know there was a time Maria Suarez had no hope for her future. Subjected...

Gossip: When Words Fly

Surprisingly, and most unfortunately, it happens at our churches and even in our prayer meetings. What could be so prevalent and unseemly? Gossip. Ironically, it’s the sin that no one ever wants to talk about!

Who is Joel?

Joel is thirty-six years old, he is severely physically disabled. He is wheelchair-bound and is aided by a tracheostomy to help him breathe and keep his airway clear. He eats blenderized food through a tube, and he has a catheter.

The Angry Woman

I came across his wedding pictures. An ocean of tears flowed down my face and I released a scream in my head that only I could hear. I was angry.

Taking it to the Streets—Curbside Community Center Feeding the Stomachs and Souls of the...

When the Curbside Community Center van rolls into town, communities across the High Desert are served. Whether food, water, shoes, or clothing—Pastor Abel Razo and the more than 40...