Two 70lb suitcases full of donated supplies of medications, clothes, toiletries, tools, bags, first aid, etc to go to Haiti! Plus 6 bags of extra toiletries for Esteem Street Team ministry to hand out to girls in the sex industry this weekend! Beyond grateful. Many thanks to all those who helped make this a reality!
Patience is not the same as indifference; patience coveys the idea of someone who is tremendously strong and able to withstand all assaults. Having the vision of God is the source of all patience because it gives us God’s true and proper inspiration.
I am going to Haiti in a few weeks to help photograph and do media projects for an orphanage outside of Port au Prince. I have the privilege to bring with me two 70lb suitcases full of needed items for the orphans. Can you help me fill my bags? Below is a list of needed things that you are welcome to donate that I would love to pick up from you in the upcoming weeks if you are in the Seattle area! If not, you can donate monetarily through paypal! Thank you!
A reflection on Luke 5:4-11
I heard this on the radio in my car driving to a bible study. I had to pull over because I was crying so hard. Why does the church always play the hate card? Not even that, but generations who fail to love over and over again. We choose intolerances and judgement because of our fears, our preconceived notions or our own unhealed hurts. My heart was ripping for the gay community; it was ripping for America; for my city; my Tacoma.
Jesus flood the hearts of your followers, help us to love more and to see through your eyes. To uplift, to encourage, to exhort in love. To be the glimpses of Love you have breathed into us.
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whateveryou want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the fleshwith its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.