“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” -1 John 3:16-18 The world is very evidently in disarray and sometimes can feel love-less. Just turn on the......
This year I’ve experienced a series of events that I consider not to be coincidence. In January, I had a sudden desire to watch the movie “Taken”. I had seen the second part, and I was intrigued to watch the original one. After I watched it, I had a holy anger and my heart was heavy. Then Christine Caine preached at my church the weekend before we did Underground in Houston. She is the founder of A21, a social organization that rescues people from sexual trafficking. Finally, the weekend we went to......
What do you hear Christ calling you to become? This question caused me to consider a strong desire that had been pressed on me throughout a weekend full of evangelism and prayer; a desire to become a servant of Christ who is always listening to His voice, filled with his Word, and attentive to His guidance. It was all too easy for me this weekend to become overwhelmed with the depravity and brokenness of this world as we were exposed to the horrific realities of human trafficking in our country, specifically in......
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” -Philippians 4:6 Hi, I’m Kaila Jurado. I had never heard of queso or guacamole before moving to Texas. I was born and raised in Palm Beach County where Tex-Mex is not on any menu anywhere. The horror! However, we lived close to the beach so #beachbod all year around. I was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home where I learned some techniques on how to pray. I remember reciting......