Good Friday Morning

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Blog, Danny's Blog | One Comment
Good Friday Morning

Good Friday morning to you! I hope that, in the busyness of our everyday lives, you will be able to find a little quiet time over this holiday weekend to reflect on Easter and its meaning. The fact that we worship a living Savior who was stronger than the grave — has implications not only […]

It’s Time

It’s Time

Next up in our ministry partner series is Trinity Family Ministries in Mobile, AL, led by Pastor Scott Moore. This week I’d like to republish a message by Mike Campbell, who, before his death in a car accident, was one of the “pillars” in Scott’s ministry. Mike’s wife, Charlene, started the work in the Trinity Gardens community with a […]

Helping hands, grateful heart

Helping hands, grateful heart

Continuing our ministry partner series, I’d like to share with your this “thank you note” from Justina Dix in which she shares how the wonderful gift of loving hands and help made all the difference when she needed it most. I hope you’ll take a moment to learn more at Summerhill Community Ministries’ website. I am […]

An end to poverty

An end to poverty

As a way of thanking you for your prayers and generous gifts to Desire Street, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the life-changing ministry that goes on in the day-to-day world of our ministry partners. This week I’d like to share a story from St. Roch CDC, as told by Executive Director Ben McLeish. I encourage […]

Change in Grove Park

Change in Grove Park

During the holiday season this year, Desire Street is giving a gift that we treasure year-round: a behind-the-scenes look at the life-changing ministry that goes on in the day-to-day world of our ministry partners. Thanks to your prayers and generous gifts to Desire Street, we are able to walk alongside these heroes through the everyday ups […]

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, […]

Easter Reminds Me

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Blog, Danny's Blog | No Comments
Easter Reminds Me

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Cor. 4:17 Like everyone, over the course of my life, there have been many highs and lows. Reflecting on them, I find that it has sometimes been hard to—immediately—be grateful for the hard times. But then […]

It’s contagious – or is it?

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in Blog, Danny's Blog | 2 Comments
It’s contagious – or is it?

During the holidays, we almost can’t help getting caught up in the sentiment of the season because it’s everywhere around us. The sound of familiar music, the cheery lights decorating homes and buildings, the smell of tasty treats sitting within too-easy reach—you almost can’t avoid the contagious spirit of joy and encouragement in the air. […]

Words to Live by

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog, Danny's Blog | No Comments
Words to Live by

To quote Oswald Chambers, “we know very little about love as God reveals it. This is proved by the way we use the word obey.” To quote my 6-year-old daughter, “People are easier to love when they do what I want them to.” Amen! But I’m glad that is not God’s perspective about people. He […]

It takes a team

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Blog, Danny's Blog | 3 Comments
It takes a team

It’s humbling, and I’m very grateful for the recent ESPN and SEC Network documentary, “Wuerffel’s Way.” I’m especially thankful that the documentary focuses attention on New Orleans and the challenges of inner-city poverty. If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll consider how you might help out. The point I want to make is that it […]