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 spread the virtues of "doing Love" at home, with family, at work and in the community. We accomplish this with projects directed at intentionally “doing” love, music, performance and artistic expression, education and training.
We believe that when people earnestly and intentionally seek to be a doer of Love, far reaching and lasting positive change is a natural consequence, both for the practitioners of Love and those around them. Individuals who blend intentional acts of Love into their daily life, over time, will experience: improved relationships, a heightened sense of purpose, an inclination toward optimism and happiness, less conflict and greater influence on the organizations and people around them- regardless of status, title or formal authority, and ultimately, a deeper understanding of the loving nature of God.
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News and Projects
November 22, 2013; Adopt a Family with us
Do you want to Adopt a Family this holiday season? Would you be willing to participate in a "coat drive"? There are many opportunities for you or your organization to help. Please email email@example.com to learn more.
November 18, 2013; My Hands
I was driving through my neighborhood heading to work this morning when I saw a beautiful white husky mix run out from a yard about a block from my house. I didn't recognize the dog but it was clear he was someone's pet because he was so clean and well-groomed. I said a prayer and asked God to get him home safely. In that moment, God spoke to me and said, "Okay, so then get out of your car and be my hands. You help get that dog home safely." I stopped my car.
I pulled over and headed toward the dog with no idea what I would do once I reached him. He didn't have any tags, so I wouldn't be able to contact the owners. On the other hand, I couldn't let him roam the neighborhood and inevitably get hit by a car. Thank goodness he was friendly and and stayed there at the corner, but still, I was at a loss as to what to do next, thinking we already have three small dogs of our own and bringing this guy in until we could find his owners would be difficult. Before I finished the thought, a young guy called out and the white dog went running toward home.
So many times we ask God to solve a problem, help a person or change a situation and He says "yes", but we withdraw the hands He wants to use to get it done, ours. We ask God to feed the hungry but don't offer up our food. We pray for people to have warmth in the winter, but we don't take part in His "yes" by providing coats, hats and gloves. We pray for things like justice, peace on Earth and good will toward men, yet we do not use our resources to fight injustice, we look away from people living in abuse and withhold our "good will" for our friends, family or those we believe are "worthy" of it. We act like God is a genie, granting wishes when we ask with no additional participation from us.
My prayer for God to get that white dog home safely was answered with a very large voice. When I prayed, it certainly was not with the thought that God would ascend from a cloud or send a angel to carry the dog to the owner's front door. No; if I am honest, I was asking God to send some nice person to get him home, but not involve me because I had too many things to do. God reminded me that because I belong to Him, I am to be a willing above all else- an eager delivery channel for Him, a full extension of His Love that transcends duty or any selfish motive. Moreover, when God nudges me to extend a kindness, lend a hand or provide something big or small, He is asking to use my hands to take care of His children, draw someone nearer to Him or provide an answer to prayer. I asked God to get that dog home safely, and He did; He prompted and empowered one of His children to answer my prayer, and that child was me.
November 4, 2013; God works through us
Why does God allow people to be hungry? How can He allow children to be abused the mentally ill to be homeless, elderly people to go without heat? There is so much injustice... how does He permit it. We should turn to the "Him" within us, and our inability or reluctance to serve the "Him" planted in the hungry, homeless or oppressed human being for the answer.
We are created in the image of God, each and every one of us. It is our mission as servants and doers of Agape Love to see Christ in every rugged, worn out face. We feed, clothe, help, give and serve from His image within and and for His image put into every human being.