Posts from August 2016

Friendliest Church on Earth

     One of the best parts of coming home, for me, is knowing that the people who love me are going to stop what they’re doing and welcome me. It’s something our family has always done. I’m not saying we’re perfect at it, but we’re pretty consistent and it feels really good.      This is what everyone visiting CrossBridge on Sundays needs to…

Just Under the Surface–Part 1

     Akram is a 16 years old boy.  He’s from Syria, but currently lives with his mother and two siblings in an abandoned three-story school in Athens. He’s been a smoker since age 12 and has a swagger about him that is immediately obvious–the kind unique to boys his age.       I first met Akram as he sits on a plastic bucket smoking a cigarette.…

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