Sitting Under the Banyan Tree

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 I love this quote by Mother Teresa because it simply defines a lesson I had to learn many years ago about living, loving, and serving in this inner-city neighborhood: “In the West we have a tendency to be profit-oriented,...

Father’s Day Thought from a Fatherless Son

Saturday, June 18, 2016 “Sometimes I hear other guys talk about their dads,” the 18 year old said. “They’ll talk about their dad teaching them to work on a car or say their dad showed them this or that.” Then quietly and sadly he said,...

Twenty-Five Years

Saturday, June 18, 2016 If you haven’t seen it, watch the video from last year’s 25th celebration.  It tells much of the story of CROSSFIRE and the generations of young people we have been honored to know and live life...

This is Our Neighborhood

To Timothy, a true son in the faith…. be an example in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (I Timothy 1:2 & 4:12) To Timothy, a beloved son…. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who...

I Will Arise (Psalm 12:5)

I was recently reminded of a scripture that sums up much of the purpose for which Crossfire exists: “Because of the devastation of the poor, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise, says the LORD; I will set him in the safety for which he...