Archives Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
-1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New Living Translation (NLT) https://www.bible.com/bible/1/jhn.1.kjv
Love Like Giants Purpose and Beliefs
The purpose of "Love Like Giants" is to encourage others in doing Christ inspired Love at home, with family, at work and in the community. We accomplish this by doing Love as we are directed by the Holy Spirit, with articles, projects directed at intentionally “doing” love, music, performance and artistic expression, education and training.
We believe that when people earnestly and intentionally seek Love, far reaching and lasting positive change is a natural consequence, both for the practitioners of Love and those around them. With perfect Love, Christ is revealed to the "doer" and every witness to it.
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February 26, 2015; God Has the Last Word in Every Situation
In May 2013, a very special family came live with my husband and I; we were acquainted through work we did several years ago in Egypt. They lived with us for about 9 months and in mid January, left the United States and returned to Egypt to keep their immigration status legal.
They were due to return to the US last week and made it to Qatar where they were stopped by a US agent as they were boarding the flight to Philadelphia. Though the agent was polite, he said if they continued on they would not be permitted to enter the United States and would be sent back to Egypt. Even though they have been very careful about obeying US immigration laws in their past travels, the agent indicated US officials believed they were too much of a risk for remaining in the US illegally. For now, we have no clear explanation or direction to rectify this and the entire family is horribly disappointed.
During this last several months this dear family found hope and friendship within our church and were really learning about Christ. They regularly attended services, the kids were in children’s service at least one a week, Mo didn’t miss a Bible study and he even served on the lighting team. He often told us that he felt peace at church, that he just wanted to be there. He often expressed being moved in ways he'd never experienced. I feel strongly that this was the Holy Spirit drawing him to faith. Iing the Love of Christ. Being sent back to Egypt is a difficult setback, but God will have the last word in this situation.
I believe we can continue God's work in modeling the Love of Christ, and although being sent back to Egypt was a difficult setback, God will have the last word in this situation.
It is not safe to be a follower of Christ or affiliated with certain groups in Egypt, and citizens have been imprisoned for political and religious activity on Facebook. However, several members of Mo’s family, their friends, and friends of friends, visit the LoveLikeGiants Facebook page. So I reached out to several members of our church and followers of Christ and asked them to send me messages of encouragement specifically for this family. I embed the messages they send in an image and post on the LLG Facebook page several times a week. Our friends in Egypt follow this page and are aware we are posting messages there for them due to this situation (and others who struggle with hope, faith and the hard blows of life). Please visit the LoveLikeGiants Facebook page to offer encouragement, click "share" or simply add your "amen".
In addition, this family currently has no home or employment because returning to Egypt at this time was unplanned. There was some savings, but it was eaten up with living expenses and an unexpected medical issue. They are staying with a family member, but space is so cramped they must take turns sleeping. If you'd be willing to help the family with basic needs until Mo is able to find work in Egypt, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2, 2015; Love has a Ripple Effect
Agape Love always has a ripple effect, and people are touched that we are not even aware of. But every once in a while, God allows me to see that a ripple effect started with a very small "yes" can create hundreds if not thousands of waves. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
January 31, 2015; Love is our Mission
Our faith is evidenced by our loving one another as Christ Loved us; this is the purpose and mission of Love Like Giants.
January 30, 2015; If your Soapbox isn't one of Loving Thy Neighbor, please leave Jesus out of it
It's worthwhile to get behind a cause or stand up publicly for something we believe in. However, we can fall prey to representing our personal ideals as being "Christian" rather than allowing God's word to be our authority. If we are walking in faith, our most important mission is to attract people to faith. Anger, bigotry and religion flavored digs contradict the message of the gospel. So, if you have a soapbox, and it isn't one of Loving thy Neighbor, please leave Jesus out of it.