Bread of Life


Back in 1981 I was a young sales clerk at Berean Christian Store in Santa Ana, CA. Our youngest daughter was just born our oldest was 3-years-old. An artist named Rick Dressler sold this print to our store and I liked it so much, I bought one. I remember meeting Rick and him telling me how he shot the photo; “The bread was very dry” he said.

Over the years my children and eight grandchildren, at very early ages, have loved this print. We pointed out and exaggerated the “Breaaad” and “Biiiible” to them. We would say, “Where’s the bread?” and “Where’s the Bible?” and even at 1 year old they would turn and point to it.

Little things in life have impact.

This week I had the print re-matted and re-framed. Most of our grandkids are older now, but still love the photo. Recently I found the artist online.

I wanted to thank him for bringing a lot of joy to our family over the last four decades!


Author: pastor roger

Pastor Roger is retired Executive Director of Hope Now For Youth. Hope Now is a Christian rescue organization. The ministry helps young gang members get out of the gang life and into a job. He is a licensed pastor in Hope Now Bible Church where he preaches on various Sundays throughout the year and leads an adult Bible study during the week. He serves on the Board of Directors and assists the new executive director as the organization’s Director of Communications and Director of Cambodia Ministries. He graduated with High Honors from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. He attended Riverside Community College, Biola College (University), and he received his certificate in Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing from Babson College. Roger was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 70s. In 1980 he began a 24-year career with Berean Christian Stores (now Lifeway Christian Stores). In 2000 he became president of the company and served in that position for four years. He became Executive Director and CEO of Hope Now For Youth in 2004 and retired from that position in 2018. He has traveled to Antarctica, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Cambodia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Jordan and Israel. In 1975 he married Carol and has two married daughters and eight grandchildren (Six grandsons and two granddaughters). He believes in the U.S. Constitution and supports all efforts to defend it. Roger enjoys learning how to be a better writer, coffee (not tea) reading, playing golf, watching (soon to be World Champions Dodgers) baseball, and hanging out with his grandkids.

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