Tina’s Story

She’s always bringing sweets to share. Maybe it betrays her own sweet tooth, but I think it reveals a sweet and giving heart. Yet, the story of how Tina started coming to MainStreet is much more bittersweet.   I (Jeremy) heard the sad news on a snowy February day almost 3 years ago. Tina’s son…

Activate the Mind, Stoke the Fires of Hope (1 Peter 1:13-16)

Hope is a rare commodity these days. The fashions of the day are cynicism, anxiety and self-indulgence. With violence and discord stealing the headlines daily, we tend toward one of three different coping mechanisms (or a combination of the three): Our minds grow cynical in the midst of confusion and ideological impasses in the public discourse….

Which Government Do You Serve?

The political climate in America this week is boiling hot on the heals of Sunday night’s signing of the Obamacare proposal.  There is an apocalyptic like mood on the conservative right, with talk show hosts prognosticating on the eventual collapse of America as we know it. Today, I walked to the gas station for a…

Heroic Faith: Todd Johnson

Many of us can “talk the talk” when it comes to faith; but the sincerity of one’s faith is really tested in the fiery furnace of trials and tribulations that life brings our way.  Todd Johnson has been fighting terminal brain cancer since October 2008.  I had the opportunity to sit down with him this…