Category Gareth speaks about being Tried by Fire

Daniel Fast Vegetable Broth

The first chapter of the book of Daniel tells the tale of Daniel and his three friends, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, along with many young men of noble birth from the sons of Israel and Babylon, selected to serve before Babylonian king, Nebuchannezar.  The young men, selected for their looks and wisdom, were to be […]

Only by the Grace of God

It never seems to end, does it?  Just when you think you have a firm grasp of everything, be if for good or bad, something else comes along, the sole-purpose of which is to underscore just how little a grasp you actually have.  It’s like you finally get that moment of peace, and the universe […]

He Still Loves Me

He Still Loves Me   In 2003, the movie, The Fighting Temptations, starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Beyonce was released. It told the story of a struggling choir that made it big in the end. Members from the old R&B group, the Ojays, were in it, along with Christian rapper, T-Bone, Rue McClannahan, Melba Moore, […]

For Those Times When You NEED to Take the Creeps Down!

Oh yes!  It’s been one of those weeks.  It seems that people are doing their best to destroy my family and this anti-gun dude wants to take up arms!  But then God gives this to me, and I turn like a little kid ready to kick a can! For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, […]

Grace in the Midst of the Storm

It is amazing to see the swiftness of God’s movement when His people finally release their control to Him.  While my family is still in the midst of crisis, God has been dealing with us, showing His love for each one of us. The men out there understand my need to fix the things in […]

First letter from the trenches

It has been some time since my last post, and there’s been good reason.  My family is enduring a major crisis right now, one for which we could have never prepared.  Most mornings I have difficulty getting out of bed.  I came close to dropping out of my graduate program, which would have been an […]