Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

“Spirit, drive me out into my solitude…”

The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. —Mark 1.12-13

drive me out 
into my solitude,
my desolations,
my discomfort.

Set me down 
among the wild beasts,
fears and hungers
pawing around inside me.

Put me at peace with them,
not the master but the saved,
the one to be tamed,
to listen to them,
lie down among them,
and go my way,
to my feral innocence.

They will roam my wilderness,
I will learn their eyes,
I will live differently.

Among them, 
who also answer,
are angels who attend 
to those who wander there
so that we will.”

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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