The Best Place to Bring Relief Items (Plus 14 Photos from Vilonia Today)

As the relief effort continues to develop, most of the supplies are heading to The Ministry Center (Second Baptist Church’s former building). We are starting to send our supplies there as well to streamline the effort. Here are 14 photos from the other side of Vilonia today.

Updated Needs List for Arkansas Tornado Victims (Tuesday Morning)

Yesterday, I posted a list of things that you can do to help the tornado victims along with some pictures from the city of Vilonia. Here’s an updated list of what you can donate and where to take it. Rakes Work gloves Flashlights Batteries Baby supplies Tarps Sunscreen Water coolers Plastic tubs (seriously, we need a ton of these) Gatorade …

How to Help Arkansas Tornado Victims (Plus 13 Photos from Vilonia)

Last night a severe weather outbreak devastated two Arkansas communities near my home in Conway, Arkansas. The cities of Mayflower and Vilonia are disaster areas with wreckage across miles of landscape. Today, I spent several hours in Vilonia today helping two families who have lost everything and dozens of other volunteers were serving the the shelter at Antioch in Conway, …

Focusing on Here, Not There

There is the place we’d rather be. There is where the money is at. There is where you can prove yourself. There is where the grass is greener. Much greener. Have you ever realized that we are always wanting to go there? We’re always preparing for moving from here to there. The next promotion. The next pay raise. The next …

“Is It Necessary?” – A Truly Unhelpful Question

If this question is ever asked, the answer is usually┬áno. When we ask “Is it necessary?”, we are asking if something is absolutely required for survival. Is food necessary? Yes, but not three meals a day. Is water necessary? Yes, but humans can survive for days without it. Is oxygen necessary? Yes, but we can hold our breath for a …