Reality Check

Yes, I have been super excited in these recent days with my book,  A Call To The Edge, that I along with many others have labored long over this book project. It’s now in my hands to see to read and hopefully encourage other to follow God’s call on their lives!   I will even be[…]

Leadership Akron

  Urban Vision’s Executive Director, Rodney Matthews, shares his experience with Leadership Akron. What is Leadership Akron? It’s all about area community leaders coming together to discuss important issues affecting our city. After completing the application process, I was blessed to be selected to be a part of Leadership Akron’s Class 34. I’m just one[…]

Undivided Heart

Psalm 86:11 (NIV) Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. By Jodi Matthews Does anyone ever feel a little distracted in this world besides me? All the coming and going and going and coming leaves me with a heart[…]

Lord, I Am Yours!

  I am yours; save me, for I have sought your precepts. Psalm 119:94 (ESV) By Jodi Matthews   What is faith anyway?  Some might think that this is a blind leap into the unknown, but for me, faith has meant more than just that.  Faith has come more and more as I have read[…]


Dear Urban Vision family,   In the past week, we have once again been reminded in Charlottesville, that our world is broken. The hate for our fellow human beings because of the color of their skin just never seems to be reconciled. For some, it has remained for many years dormant so that they might[…]