Love is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as love. But I’m convinced that believing you are loved is virtually impossible apart from acceptance.
Have you ever experienced a storm in your soul? Emotions in turmoil and thoughts of despair? What are the wounds of your heart? The damage to your soul the Evil One loves to exploit?
Years ago, when my son was first diagnosed with autism around age 2, it felt like his life—and mine—were over. On Sundays at church, I struggled to hold back tears while hearing the worship songs.
Growing up, my grandmother would always say, “You can’t get in the water until you know how to swim.” Seems harmless. But, can you hear the fear?
Jennifer shares a sweet story of transformation in the life of a former child sex trafficking victim.
In a time of desperate need, Dave Riley’s LifeGroup and the Bent Tree family stepped in, and Christ used them to give him the support and love he needed.
Bill and Amber were hesitant to join a LifeGroup, but after they sensed God prompting them to step into one, they discovered it was just what they needed. Read their story:
Because of our LifeGroup, my husband and I know we have friends who will roll up their sleeves and get into the mess with us.
How in the world had I come to dread this season so much? I was miserably working to make a merry Christmas, and all was not calm or bright.
Erin Deatherage has discovered that serving in Bent Tree’s Family Ministry provides some amazing blessings.