Seeking justice through understanding

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Anthony's Blog, Blog, Danny's Blog, News | One Comment
Seeking justice through understanding

Perspective can clarify or cloud thoughts and relationships. Much has happened in our nation in recent weeks and months, and quite frankly, over our plagued and tormented history of race relations. Danny Wuerffel and Dr. Anthony Gordon from the Desire Street staff have taken steps toward each other to build a relationship of mutual respect, […]

The Lord is close

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments
The Lord is close

Several years ago, I was a married, stay-at-home Mom with a wonderful four-year-old daughter. One day, my husband of 14 years made the decision to pursue another relationship and left our home. That’s when I learned to depend on God as never before… Brokenhearted, no job, a distraught child needing and depending on me, shattered […]

Glimmer in the Kingdom

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Blog | No Comments
Glimmer in the Kingdom

We constantly talk and hear about how great heaven will be once we get there. The pearly gates, the streets lined with gold, and being in the presence of God are all incredible things to look forward to—no more pain and no more suffering, just immense joy and contentment in being with our Creator. But one thing […]

A Gift of Coins

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Blog | One Comment
A Gift of Coins

For a couple of years, I had the opportunity of providing part-time accounting services for a few churches. One particular church was located in another state and I didn’t know anyone affiliated with the church. When I first started entering their weekly offerings/contributions, I noticed that there was a gentleman who was consistent in giving […]

Who are you?

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
Who are you?

Do you ever stand in front of the mirror and try to figure out who you really are? Do you ever lament about being “somebody’s something” without having a real identity of your own? If you are like me, you have been “identified” in terms of other people. In my case I have been known […]

From Chains to Change

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
From Chains to Change

Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. Philippians 1:14 The Desire Street offices are located in what was once a Civil War debtor’s prison compound. Our “chapel” is a large multipurpose room with striking, huge wood beams, which […]

What does it matter?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
What does it matter?

Do you ever feel like what you do may not matter? Just a drop in the bucket? Maybe you feel helpless to make a difference in the challenges that face the inner city. Then join forces with Desire Street Ministries and be part of what our partners are accomplishing in these neighborhoods: Common Ground Montgomery, […]

I know, but what do you actually do?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Blog | One Comment
I know, but what do you actually do?

I have a very clear memory of the day my journey with Desire Street Ministries began – for real.  I had met Danny and the staff a few times as we were beginning the process of developing a strategic plan and after hearing someone describe the importance of encouragement and the mission of the ministry, […]

Parting Shots

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog | 4 Comments
Parting Shots

Before working at Desire Street Ministries, I had a limited number of experiences around poverty. I grew up in a nice neighborhood in Colorado Springs, CO, and went to school at Colorado State University, also in the nice city of Fort Collins. Both of these cities have recently been named some of the most desirable […]

Summer and Solutions

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Blog | No Comments
Summer and Solutions

It’s that time of year again! Textbooks have been returned, school bells have stopped ringing, and those big yellow buses have stopped running for a little while. Why? Because school is out and summer vacation is here. For some kids, the summer means a time of fun and family vacations, but for many kids living […]