Posted: 1:16 pm Thursday, October 19th, 2017
By Staff Writer
Thank you, my dear friends, for embracing me during this time.
I’ve felt your thoughts, prayers, and the outpouring of love so strongly for me and my family as we grieve for our Zacky.
Your generosity, kindness, and patience are so very, very, appreciated!
Zack’s dad, Doug Ortega, put together a beautiful video of our precious boy. You may view it HERE.
Normal Day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.
~ Mary Jean Irion
October Book Club | Same Kind of Different As Me
by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
In Same Kind of Different As Me, you’ll meet Denver, a man raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana in the 1960s.
After his escape, he wandered, homeless, bitter, and angry, volatile and dangerous on the streets of Dallas, Texas.
This is a true story.
You’ll also meet Ron, an international arts dealer, who’s lived a life so completely opposite that of Denver, that it’s difficult to mention them in the same breath.
And then there is Deborah, Ron’s wife, who is currently being held by a different hostage-taker, cancer.
How they all come together is, of course, a God thing. Deborah believed in the power of prayer, and listened intently for direction from God. She obeyed what she believed He was telling her to do, and charges her husband to rescue a dangerous homeless man… Thus an unlikely trio was formed.
Same Kind of Different As Me is the emotional tale of their story: a telling of pain and laughter, doubt and tears, a story of how one woman’s faith and trust in GOD saved a life.
Now an inspirational film with the all-star cast of Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight, you can pick up the book at any booksellers, and find the movie in theaters this Friday, October 20th.
Blessings to you all,