GATHER: Agape Love Stories

We had such an amazing afternoon GATHER: Agape Love Dessert Party with the Agape Women and our surrounding community! We had an amazing chocolate fountain dessert spread, we did fun love-themed karaoke with all ages, we heard four women share incredible stories of how God’s Agape Love collided with their lives, and we heard God’s Agape Love stories from Luke 15. We prayed and we witnessed women take steps and leaps towards embracing God’s Agape Love in a fresh way, Continue reading “GATHER: Agape Love Stories”

Love Thy Neighbor {everyone is your neighbor}

Don’t ever confuse people who use the name of Jesus, with Jesus. See what His Word says instead. His love for all people, and His new family of God, including every tribe and tongue, speaks a better word than any hateful message. When I see injustice and evil perpetrated against my brothers and sisters of color, by people of my own ethnicity, I have to speak out. #dontbesilent #loveyourneighbor #loveyourbrothersandsistersinchrist #charlottesville

Image and photo credit: Timothy Keller, Generous Justice

restoration art {His love perfected in us}

res·to·ra·tion

noun \ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən\

: the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.

: the act of bringing back something that existed before

: the act of returning something that was stolen or taken

God is in the business of restoration, of making broken things new again, and when I say restoration, I don’t mean on a gorgeous historical home, I mean He does this with us, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation, the old has passed away; behold the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Renovation projects have become quite the trend in recent years, from fixing up old furniture to entire homes, our culture has caught on to the beauty of redemption. Continue reading “restoration art {His love perfected in us}”