Friday, October 17

Book Review: The Way Forward by Paul Ryan

My lengthy book review of Paul Ryan's book The Way Forward has been published at Big Jolly Politics. Please take a look and let me know (there, or here) what you think.

Paul Ryan The Way Forward

Thursday, October 16

Remembering Freddie Garcia Five Years Later

Freddie Garcia
Five years ago today, the world lost a man that I can only ever wish I had met, and only wish I ever knew. This man was Freddie Garcia.

Freddie was a drug addict in his young life and eventually found his way, perhaps it should be said that God showed Freddie the way. Freddie would go on to establish a ministry for addicts called Outcry in the Barrio, and he wrote a book by that title with his wife, Nifna. It's a book you should read, or you can even listen to it these days on audio CD.

Outcry in the Barrio lives on today, as a thriving ministry. Freddie's son Jubal now leads the ministry and is leading it into international realms.

This summer I was at an event hosted by Outcry in the Barrio, and Freddie's wife Ninfa spoke to the crowd and in recalling Freddie, she said, "Freddie was a soul winner." I loved that statement, and even for a man I never knew or never met, I knew she was right.

We miss you Freddie. Your work lives on though. Well done.