“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......
Hi, I’m Laura and I hope to become a continual encourager. To encourage means to “give support, confidence or hope to someone.” Looking back on my life, I vividly remember the people who encouraged me at different times and can see how much I grew as a result. God has put encouragement on my heart and I want to be intentional about sharing uplifting words with my brothers and sisters in Christ. I seek to be in tune with the people God brings into my life. I want to get to know......
“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......
What draws people to art? Art has meaning. It was created with a purpose and a story to be shared. We all have a longing within us to connect with something meaningful and to understand our purpose. I know I did. Flashback to three years ago. I didn’t know what my purpose was in life. I was a perfectionist trying to earn love and find my worth in achievements. My identity was wrapped up in relationships, academic success, and material possessions. I kept looking to these things to satisfy me but they......
My name is Jamie Tague. I love people, coffee, and rock climbing. I moved from Kansas to Dallas for nursing school 3 years ago, which was a challenging change and grew my trust in God. (If you’re new to Dallas hit me up and we can get coffee!!) Amidst all, God has always been faithful in my life! I joined the BECOME Network after being invited to attend an Underground event (for more information check out this link). In witnessing BECOME’s pure vision to live out the gospel, I wanted in! I have been......
Hi, I’m Morgan and I like being in control. I am an organization freak and I love to plan ahead. I’ve been called Type-A and OCD on occasion. These characteristics have served me well in my life, especially in the workplace. The problem is that there are a lot of areas in my life that are unpredictable and out of my control. I realized that the more I was striving to maintain control, the more stressed and anxious I felt. At the beginning of the year, I felt like the Lord was......
It all started with a vision. -George Orellana, Founder of BECOME Network We live in a world full of pain, trouble, and uncertainty. If Jesus followers are to be the light in the darkness, I see a lot of light bulbs that are scared to shine. This is huge problem. At the root of everything that is wrong in the world there is an identity crisis at the center of it. In my personal search for identity, I encountered love. My life began to have meaning when I concluded that God created......