Jacob Berry amazes me. The 28-year-old preacher from Oklahoma considers a rare form of muscular dystrophy a gift from God. He has lived with this condition his entire life. He maintains an incredible attitude, displays a charming sense of humor and is armed with a quick wit despite being confined to a wheelchair and dependent on a breathing machine.
By the time Big Al Aceves was 15, he was committing crimes like robbery and selling drugs, landing him in prison. Having grown up in an abusive home, Al turned to gangs to be his family. The prison gangs taught young Al the ways to survive.
They say age is only a number. And they would be correct given the opportunity to meet 100-year-old Pastor Joseph Francis Penn. Saturday, April 22— a perfect Spring day— 150 friends and family members, including Joe’s 97-year-old-brother, Dan gathered for a celebration few of us can say we’ve attended or ever will attend.
In a survey by Copenhagen Parish, many churches are opening their doors at night to accommodate Danes who are most likely seen socializing in bars and cafes. Currently, there are 33 churches in 25 towns and cities offering after-dark worship, The Local reports.
If you are in the mood to get wet, muddy and spiritually challenged all at the same time, then Minford, Ohio is just the place to go on April 29. Minford is a rural town located about two hours south of Columbus.
The days following her husband’s death were very dark. There was even a point she didn’t think she could go on, but then when going through her husband’s things, she found his camouflage Bible he kept with him in Iraq. She opened it and her eyes landed on a scripture from James 4:7 which is her husband’s name and birthday: