Life can be full of distractions, full of business and can be overwhelming this time of year. We want to encourage you to take some time to slow down, catch your breathe and allow God to strengthen you. Start by joining us tonight for worship, this is a great time to renew yourself. .
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Picking up some tasty hot drinks for Larry and myself. Helping him with a CPR class today. It's cold and grey today, so hot cider and teaching my community how to help each other. So blessed to have met this wonderful person who has taken me in like a daughter and is helping me move forward on this path to getting my CPR Instructor certification. If you are in the area and want to get CPR certified, please let me know and I will give you Larry's contact info. #CPRSavesLives#LoveYourCommunity#LovePeople
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"The greatest enemies of ants are other ants, just as the greatest enemies of men are other men"
This precious woman is 21 today.
Her story started kind of scary. Only a few hours old, I heard her gurgling in her bassinet in my hospital room. When I looked, she was purplish-blue, struggling to breathe.
I slammed the nurse button, picked her up, turned her face down, upside down onto my left forearm and started patting her back strongly as I yelled to the nurse through the intercom, "My baby is blue!!"
Within moments a team rushed in and began to work on her, then swept her away to NICU, assuring me they'd help her by giving her oxygen.
Instantly, I was alone in my room, unsure of what was happening, and what the problem was. I was 28 years old, and this was my fourth and final birth story.
Her lung had ruptured, as is sometimes common with a large baby (9lbs 3 oz) and she spent her first 36 hours in the neonatal intensive care unit(NICU).
While I would visit her, I read my bible and the Lord gave me this verse for her precious life that has greatly encouraged me both then and even to today.
It's just as true for you today as it was for me and Lyndsi on Dec 13, 1998.
I lift my eyes up to the mountains; where does my help come from?
My help comes from you, maker of heaven, and earth, and mountains.
He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep.
Not on your life! Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep.
God’s your Guardian, right at your side to protect you—
Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke.
God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life.
He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.
Happy Birthday, Linnie! We love you, and can't imagine this family with your and your sweet, wise, silly, sincere, tender-hearted self in this crazy family. XO
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My cousin sent this to me a few years ago. While he was also making efforts to recover his life from choices made and the Universe’s (sometimes painful) lessons and growth, he was able to see my fear, suffering, and potential. And so he posted quotes on my board for months and months and months to let me know that there was hope and I wasn’t alone. .
I will NEVER forget that selfless effort he made. It taught me that we can all be a light for someone else, even in our imperfection, especially because of our imperfection. .
It’s also in our acceptance and love and grace toward our own flaws and mistakes, that we become a beautiful model to our children and everyone else around us. .
None of us are doing life perfectly. Why? Because perfect doesn’t exist. Social constructs, marketing, peer pressure… If you look deeper you see they represent the lack that we all feel inside. .
So practice that mindful abundance. It starts with recognizing that what you need is already with you, inside of you, all around you, right now. .
Love, light and abundance to you. ❤️
. @lrknost you are incredible.
You. You are loved. You are valuable. You are not forgotten. God loves you. He cares for you. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”-John 3:16
Music credit: “Falls” by Keith Kenniff via Apple Clips
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I have come to terms with the fact that my “abusers” or “enemies” were not aware of what they were doing and how it would deeply harm and affect me long term. Therefore, how can I hold them responsible? In a way, I can hold them responsible, but in a way since they are unaware of what they were doing to harm and damage people, I cannot.
When I think about my enemies, I think about the fact that they were once innocent children that also needed love and comfort and probably didn’t get what they needed. I have compassion for them and realize that although it’s not safe or good for me to be in contact with them, I can still have peace. I see that we are human. Humans believe all kinds of crazy things that lead to destruction, such as nazi Germany, for example. I cannot be angry for the rest of my life. I want real healing and I want peace. I want to get to a place where I can use my trauma and my childhood as a way to help others heal, so I have to come to terms with my past. For me, I have found peace by believing in unconditional love again and “loving” myself (being kind and gentle to myself) and others. Unconditional love is not the love I was given. My family cut ties with me when I was 18 for leaving the religious group I grew up in and for going to college, which was against the rules. Now as a mom, I want to explore what unconditional love is, so my children can experience love with no strings attached. I want to give them a love that won’t traumatize them and make them feel rejected. I believe unconditional love is kind and gentle so I practice being kind and gentle to myself, my children, and others. I feel that we are all more sensitive than we realize and we all need comfort. I am not saying to be friends with your abuser or enemy etc. I have strict boundaries and I must love and protect myself first, but I also want healing. I do not believe we will achieve the kind of love or peace that we desperately all want on this planet when we are angry and hurting. #lovepeople#learnhowtolove#believeinloveagain#healyourself#diveintoyourpain#diveintoyourpast#healtheworld#stophate#spreadpeace#12steps#recovery#eckharttolle#russellbrand
This week, we are celebrating our incredible student, Angeles! She is absolutely rocking it at her university — Tecnológico de Carrillo Puerto — where she is one of the only women studying engineering in a male-dominated class (the other woman in the photo is her teacher!). Congratulations on finishing your semester, Angeles! We are SO proud of you!
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Happy Saturday Everyone 💕
Live life being authentically you. Live from your heart core and never allow anyone to try and make you into someone you are not. Be genuine, be humble, be kind, be YOU! You were not created to fit into someone elses box 📦. You are God made not man made. God created you to be beautifully and authentically you. .
Step into this Saturday shining bright and let the world see YOU. NOT who others want you to be but the real YOU.
Romanos 12.18 “No que depender de voz, tende paz com todos os homens” ~ semana pesada, cheio de afrontas, cheia de perseguições contra nós e o nosso Deus. Não me impressiona, mas me deixa indignada! Ao ver a impressa dando espaço a um filme onde nosso Jesus é ridicularizado de forma cruel, e pessoas concordando e aplaudindo tal atitude, não me impressiona. Vivemos em um mundo onde não pertencemos, vivemos com um pouco que está cego. Nossa obrigação?! Orar por essa gente e não deixar de cumprir a missão que Jesus colocou em nossas mãos (Ide Mc 16.15). Amar essas pessoas, ainda que seja difícil, por que isso tbm faz parte da nossa missão (Amai uns aos outros Jo 13.34-35), e lembrar que por mais que difícil seja, o nosso mestre enquanto vivia aqui, teve ânimo e venceu (Eu venci o mundo -Jo 16.33). Talvez vc pense “mas eu já sei tudo isso”, mas minha querida, nada adianta saber se não pratica (Tg 2.14-26) e isso vc provavelmente tbm já sabe. Vamos fazer um desafio? Todas juntas? Prometo que será uma benção pra você, pra mim e pra os que estão a nossa volta. #sharethelove#preachersdaughters#sharethegospel#sharetheword#lovegod#lovepeople
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The two greatest commandments are alike for a reason. The first, Love God. The second, Love your neighbor (love people).
O propósito: vivemos hoje em um mundo cheio de heresias, maldade (tanto de descrentes como os “crentes”), falta de amor ao próximo e por aí vai... Durante tempos tenho o desejo de compartilhar devocionais diários, onde posso deixar com vocês aquilo que tenho aprendido da palavra de Deus. Espero ter vc ao meu lado nessa deliciosa jornada. Começando a colocar em mente em nossos corações de que a Palavra do nosso Senhor, assim como sua pessoa, é o suficiente em nossas vidas. E só Ele pode trazer consolo, paz, perdão, e a alegria necessária para a nossa caminhada diária aqui. Tenham todas um dia abençoado!!! #devotion#lovegod#lovepeople#sharethelove#sharethegospel#brazil
Last night I was priveleged enough to be invited to the @glblctzn Global Citizens Award show. A celebration of people doing amazing things around the globe in an attempt to alleviate extreme world poverty
#repost • @bryancounselinginc
More than we need a witness, we need a “with-ness.”
I’m thinking of times life doesn’t make sense and someone is sitting in the mess of it.
And they can’t get out because for that moment in time this mess is their reality.
And I’m thinking of how easy it is to avoid messy situations because we have such an innate desire to fix, figure it out, and to avoid any vicarious suffering that going near messes might cause.
And I’m thinking of what it means to go near instead of to back off.
I’m thinking of what it means to lean into the discomfort and to recognize that this may cost us some of our own peace of mind and it may mess with our philosophies about life and it may make us question some big things we frankly don’t want to question.
I’m thinking how we avoid because we like things simple, and I think we all like to believe life makes sense, because that makes us feel safe and in control and then we see people who’s life doesn’t make sense in the way we want life to and instead of wrestling with that, we pull back from them.
We just don’t like things that shake our core beliefs.
We just don’t like to be reminded that things are unpredictable and fragile and kind of up in the air a lot of the time.
We build a solid life.
We don’t want to believe that one unfortunate gust of wind can make it all crumble, but in our guts, we know it can (we just don’t like to think about that).
So, we don’t have to think about that most of the time.
Until a life that touches our life, gets blown over, and threatens OUR infrastructure and at that moment we have a choice...
Do we build a bigger barricade around our lives (spiritual bypassing, cliche flinging, “thoughts & prayers” offerings) so that their tumbling does not threaten or disrupt our philosophies?
Or do we let their life touch ours, let it tilt us, let it risk unsettling our solid ground a bit, in order that we may be WITH the other?
🖤 🖤 🖤
“In Christ, we are free, forgiven, changed, redeemed, healed, blessed, chosen, complete, accepted.” @craiggroeschel
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"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love" - Ephesians 4:2
Siapa yang punya senyum pepsodent terbaik diantara @keziasutrisna @rachangela@corneliusmac dan saya HEHEHE
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I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven. Mark 3:28 NLT
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This time last year I was deciding whether or not I should dropout of college and move away. Something I thought I would NEVER do. Now a whole year later, I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t taken that step of faith and done what I felt the Lord was leading me towards. What an adventure it is stepping into the unknown with the One who is all knowing!
God is so faithful to pursue our heart’s desires, passions, and dreams. They’re not there by coincidence. If you feel a tug on your heart to do something extraordinary, pray into it. God is wanting to do something new in your life, but it might require stepping out and doing something you never thought you could do.
As terrifying as it was for me to be considered a college dropout, being uncomfortable and going against the grain of what society says is acceptable was well worth the cost of being obedient to the word God had given me. At the end of the day, I’d much rather be looked at as a college dropout than be looked at as someone who disobeys his Father. I’m not saying to dropout of college for those of you who are pursuing an education, but I’m saying that you will never regret saying yes to the things God calls you into, even if they seem really crazy!
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