Standing United, with Love

I’m not usually political. In fact, I like to compare myself to Switzerland, choosing to either take a neutral stance or remain silent. However, at this time, I know it is more important than ever to to love one another, to honor one another, including those with different views. The new president has been chosen by the people, and that president is Trump. We may not all agree with this decision, some of us may be outright angry, however, I urge us, as a body, to stand together and choose to love one another.

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Letting Go, Trusting God with a Major Move

I’ve lived on the East Coast forever. My biggest move thus far was moving fifteen minutes away from my hometown to move to New York City. It was an amazing move and it has lasted seven years. Seven wonderful, action-packed years. Thus, it is particularly strange for me to decide to move cross-country, without a job in place, to be able to attend a church. Yes, that’s right. I want to move from New York to a small town in Northern California for a church. I don’t have a job in place. There are barely any jobs there. I don’t know what the details will look like. But I’m going on the faith I have in God’s guidance.

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Forever Thankful, Forever Changed

My friend runs over to me during worship and says, “I just want you to know he loves you and is mending your heart.” I, slightly confused and unaware replied, “Who’s he?” Not a second later, I followed the statement up by saying, “…Jesus?” My friend nodded, looking as if it was the most obvious declaration ever stated. In that moment, I turned back around to face the worship band, and started uncontrollably crying. “Me?” “You know me, Jesus?” “Not only do you know me, but you love me?”

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Love is Everything

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

I received this verse through my daily devotional a few weeks ago. I have, of course, seen the verse many times before, and simply thought, “sure, of course, that makes sense, love everyone how Jesus loves us.” I thought that was all there was, a simple statement to love others “a lot”.

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