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From House of Cards to House on the Rock

From House of Cards to House on the Rock

By Ellie Wayner Crossroads Intern Bryan lived most of his life trying to be the “good Christian” but living another life in the shadows. Until 2009, when Bryan was arrested and his life was exposed for what it was – flimsy and fragile. “My house of cards...
His Long Search for Freedom Ended in Prison

His Long Search for Freedom Ended in Prison

By Ellie WaynerCrossroads Intern For most of his life, Forrest has been searching for freedom. It’s been a long, exhausting and destructive search, but it finally ended in prison where he found true freedom in Jesus. Growing up, Forrest’s mom owned a surf shop and...
Unlikely Guides for Another Lent in Pandemic

Unlikely Guides for Another Lent in Pandemic

Last year, I led a small Ash Wednesday service at my church. I placed ashes on foreheads as I spoke the words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” I reminded everyone that the season of Lent invites us to slow down—to pray, fast, repent and be...
I’ve Found True Freedom Behind Bars

I’ve Found True Freedom Behind Bars

By Ellie WaynerCrossroads Intern Michael was trying to mask the hurt. He tried pornography, sex and alcohol to fill the void. After dropping out of high school and getting into deep trouble at home, Michael’s mom gave him two choices: move in with his dad or join the...
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