Read some thoughts from Shawn Stutz, Executive Director of FOCUS Ministries, while he pedaled around Sevier, Knox, and Blount Counties Saturday morning. For the record, this may or may not be an actual picture of his ride this morning.
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Did you know that with every purchase through Amazon Smile a portion of the proceeds will be donated to FOCUS Ministries? That is good news which makes both you and FOCUS smile.
Click the button above to sign up and use this info to register FOCUS Ministries as your charity of choice: PPS & Focus Group Ministries, Inc. (EIN 62-1686129).
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Your gifts. Your talents. Your passion for assisting the life change in others. That is what FOCUS is searching for.
This Thursday evening, FOCUS will be holding it's monthly Volunteer Orientation. If you or a friend would like to serve, whether behind (facilitator) or beyond the walls (Angel Tree Help), then this is your next step.
Thursday, August 2
6:30 PM - FOCUS Office
Terrapin Station Lane, Knoxville TN 37932
* Emailing your RSVP below helps us prepare. Thank you!
Click to hear more about this September 1-2 event and the $5,000 goal!
1 Corinthians 15:33 "Bad company corrupts good character"
"Wanting to fit in and to be a part of something took me down a road of destruction. Wanting to continue to be something I wasn't almost cost me everything that was dear to me. It's funny how we tend to hurt the ones that love us the most while holding on to the ones that are only out for themselves. If your circle of friends are not motivating you to move in a positive direction or helping to build your character, then it's time for a new circle."
If these walls could talk would they tell you all my hidden fears?
Or would they tell you some nights my pillow is soaked with my tears?
They might talk about how many times I've cried out to God
Or how many times I gave up when times got hard
Would they expose me as one big scam?
Or let you in on who I really am?
They might tell you I tend to people please
Or how my addiction has at times brought me to my knees
They may tell you how I long to be a better dad
To give my kids something I never had
But if these walls could really talk
They would tell you how God's Word is strengthening my walk