Monday, October 24, 2011


We are praying for the prosperity and the success

of MotorGospel Ministries.

Not just for Aaron Schwartzbart,

but for every driver and kid involved in racing.

The Fastest Pulpit In The West

At MOTORGOSPEL Ministries, the threefold mission is to love God, love their neighbors, and make a joyful noise with the John 3:16 car. Aaron Schwartzbart can be seen preaching and piloting the "Fastest Pulpit in the West" at racetracks throughout the United States. Together, Aaron and the LS1-powered Porsche have stood on the National Auto Sport Association championship podium five times, taking either second or third in their division every season from 2005 through 2009.

Aaron Schwartzbart

As a guy who should have been dead or in prison many times over for his street racing (before meeting Jesus in 1991), Aaron has a special place in his heart for speed freaks. His specific duties with MotorGospel range from chapel services to in-car driving instruction to hospital visitation. One of his goals is to see all street racing related fatalities eliminated from Southern California.

Aaron and Tere Schwartzbart

May God always give him grace for the race
and may Christ always be seen in his face.

1) No Hidden Agenda Aaron's controversial theology book challenges God's church to walk in sincerity, no matter what the cost. It is theologically meaty, but aimed at the average guy in the pew. It is virtually guaranteed to provoke thought and lively dialogue whether in the classroom, the cell group, or the coffee shop.

2) "Street Racer" Aaron's scorching anti-street-racing rap single
produced by Conley Abrams formerly of Death Row Records.

3) Makin' some joyful noise. See John 3:16 (the car) in action!

5) Shocking radio debut bringing the Gospel
to one of the most irreverent secular radio stations in Los Angeles.

Contact Information:

13691 Gavina Avenue, Unit 524
Sylmar, CA 91342

Phone: 818.620.7132

Monday, October 17, 2011


Seasonal, Sustainable and Locally Grown:
  • Produce, Fresh Cut Herbs & Greens
  • Fruit
  • Dairy
  • Nuts & Grains
  • Wholesome Foods
  • Gourmet Grocery
Seasonal Plant Nursery Specializing in:
  • Certified Organic Heirloom Veggies
  • Certified Organic Herbs
  • California Natives
  • Antique Flowers
Only Locally Raised & Processed Beef, Lamb, Pork and Poultry
Edible, Native, Drought Tolerant Gardening Consulting Available

Nature's Touch Nursery & Harvest is a specialty plant nursery and local grocery store. They only sell local within California, certified organic, and naturally grown produce. The naturally grown produce has to be grown locally and comes with a soil analysis to guarantee that they are farmed with sustainable practices. Everything that Nature's Touch puts on the shelves comes with research, quality, and the most that they can get for your dollar. They also sell local beef, lamb, pork, chicken, eggs, cheese, milk, cream, yogurt, ice cream and breads. They are an "all in season" produce store. In California, we are blessed to have incredible fresh food all year long -- from berries in the early summer to the citrus and greens in the dead of winter.

Owner Melanie Blankenship (right)
and sister-in-law Theresa (left)

Melanie's story: "Nature's Touch Nursery & Harvest was started in August of 2001. It was started on a whim. Before I opened, I had my wholesale plant nursery in production and was working for Windrose Farm selling plants and organic produce at our local farmers market. I was also filling in for other farmers at market. From Peter Bigsby (Hydroponic Produce),to Judy Schuke (Pear tree Farms and Gardens). Before starting my wholesale plant nursery in 1998, I was the store and nursery manager at Sycamore Herb Farm in Paso Robles. Throughout all my employment, I used my experiences and the courses I was taking to educate myself on sustaining a lifestyle I could create with my own means.

"The whim was because I had learned the importance of supporting and eating local foods, but was finding it hard to do so at our local farmer’s market. With large scale corporate farms running the little hard working farms out of market, I was finding it hard to feed my family they way I had learned to. At this time, sales started to decrease for my wholesale plant nursery. So I started calling around to my customers and asked what I could do to gain the sales back and everyone told me that although my plants are of good quality, they could not sell the produce that my plants produced due to the lack of shelf life, people not knowing what our veggies or herbs were, or not knowing how important is to plant natives into their landscape. So with this in my thoughts, I went out looking to see how I could possibly start a business to educate and to help keep my local growers growing and to help my community understand and have the accessibility to good local plants and food.

"Through this process, Nature’s Touch is keeping a majority of the farmers I set out to help in business. We have also helped start Gold Coast Meats and local meat chicken, and egg producer, Red Branch Nursery which was the wholesale part of Nature’s Touch. Due to the store growing in popularity and the birth of my two children (Cody 5 & Savanah 2), I was finding it hard to keep up with the growing part of the nursery, so I handed it over to my brother and sister-in-law (J.R. and Teresa) to own and operate under the consult of Nature’s Touch.

"Nature's Touch believes in supporting local farmers, organic farmers, and the community. We decided to put together a program similar to a CSA program. The only difference is that we will not be growing the produce ourselves, but will be buying produce from local farmers and farmers throughout California. There are three different baskets available for a weekly pick-up. Each week, these baskets will have a list of all the farmers used, a different recipe, and in-season produce picked within the last 24 hours. Here at Nature's Touch, we believe in eating the freshest food possible and the easiest way to do that is by supporting our local farmers. With the baskets, the customer has the option to add meat, cheese, or other dairy products for an additional cost. By committing to one or more months, there is a substantial savings on each of these options. Please ask us about our special pricing. There is also the option to postpone a week's pick-up or to pick up every other week. Baskets are available for pick-up each Tuesday or Friday, after 11:30 am."

Please visit their great facility,
a place where families and kids are welcome.

Meet their warm, friendly, and knowledgeable staff.

You can also become a fan on Facebook and
listen to their radio show every Saturday morning at 10am on 920am KVEC or tune in at


One of many vendors at Nature's Touch

Lori Foster, Owner

Spice of Life Special Blends
Hand Crafted, Classic and Unique Blends
All Natural • No Preservatives • NO MSG

Please come in to Nature's Touch
and sample the spices!

From Lori: "I hope that you will try my spices and blends for yourself. Try them in your recipes that you use now and notice the difference. You can use them in sauces, casseroles, gravies, marinades, dressings or sprinkle on meats, fish, pasta, salads, even sandwiches and popcorn. The possibilities are endless.
"I hope that by using Spice Of Life spices and blends you will find a renewed inspiration and create mouthwatering meals for your friends and family to enjoy."


225 South Main Street
Templeton, California


· Growing an Herbal Medicine Cabinet Garden
· Growing & Producing Food with Nature
· All about Greens
· Get Your Garden Ready
· Kitchen Talk Workshop
· All about Herbs
· Raising Poultry

Monday, October 3, 2011

ReRe Taylor and Angel Tree

Minister ReRe Taylor

Minister ReRe Taylor has a heart for the poor and broken. She has served The Revival Center for many years and has headed up the Angel Tree Ministry faithfully for several  years.  Each year, she rallies people together and provides Christmas gifts for the children and families of the incarcerated.

Every child has a story. For 1.7 million American children, that story is filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that comes from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration.

Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives your church an opportunity to share Christ’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.

Angel Tree Christmas works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Every Christmas, thousands of churches help brighten the lives of countless children by purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts on behalf of their incarcerated parent—not only delivering a message of love from parent to child, but also the true meaning of Christmas—the good news of Jesus Christ.

But Angel Tree doesn’t end with Christmas.  That first Christmas connection can be the beginning of a rewarding ongoing relationship with these children and their families. Continue your Angel Tree ministry throughout the year and God will use your church to help these children and their families grow in their faith, strengthen their relationships with imprisoned parents, and fulfill the purposes that God has for their lives.

This year Minister ReRe has been collecting cans and plastics and encouraging others to do the same. The proceeds will be used to be a blessing to these familes.  Should you have a desire to participate, send donations to Alpha Beth Ministries, PO Box 3415, Paso Robles, CA  93447. Every dollar earmarked for Angel Tree will go to providing Christmas gifts for these children and families.  You will receive a tax deductible receipt or you can donate directly to the Angel Tree Ministry.


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