Gabby Love = no sleep


Meet our sweet Gabby, our new baby shepherd mix. I have night duty, which means that I have had little sleep since last Saturday. When I am sleep deprived, it is difficult to think and see clearly.

Paul’s significant has something to say about Love and not totally seeing clearly and we will explore this Sunday at the 1001 Gathering.

While Gabby can’t replace our previous dog Karl, she has brought us joy and much love. Now for some sleep!

Three Things:

  1. The Second Chance Documentary about The Portico Cafe shows tomorrow Saturday, May 20 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5. Get tickets. Proceeds benefit The Portico Cafe. Please come!
  2. HOPE Justice Ministry Celebration is Monday at 7 p.m. at The Portico. We are excited to host the celebration at The Portico. Check out some of HOPE’s accomplishments below.
  3. Holy Land Trip 2024: Join us on a life changing pilgrimage to Israel that will broaden your understanding of the scripture and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ. Here’s a draft brochure of the trip.We depart on January 29, 2024 and return February 8. To attend one of the information meetings, please email me. They are in person and on zoom. 12:15 p.m this Sunday, May 21, Hyde Park Knox Hall Room 150 and 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, Portico Cafe.

2021: HOPE got key Criminal Justice officials to greatly expand the Youth Civil Citations Program to reduce the arrests of children for 1st-time misdemeanors.

2019: HOPE got Tampa Police Chief to train all officers in Crisis Intervention Training to help divert people with mental illness to needed services rather than jail and HOPE got Hillsborough County Commissioners to pass the Affordable Housing Act named after HOPE putting at least $10 million a year in budget to develop more affordable housing.

2018: HOPE got Hillsborough County to increase senior in-home services to live healthy and with dignity in their homes by allotting $3 million to Aging Services Department.

You are Loved!


ps. Find your place to serve. Opportunities include: volunteer musicians (drummers, bassists, and singers), Portico Kids, Hospitality, and the Cafe. Interest Form.