When reflecting on someone's life, we can't help but recognize the events that have changed us. Yes, there are good times. But there are also times of intense struggle. Those tough times are the ones that leave us broken. Thankfully, God doesn't desire for brokenness to be a permanent condition.
AFFIRM GRASP Ministries exists to send the transformational message of mercy. Imagine a life where you are free from striving, free from "having it all together" and free to see how God notices and affirms us. Getting a firm grasp on God's mercy, we also look at ourselves without exaggerated self-importance or self-condemnation. Viewing the world authentically, we begin to see others differently and take notice of what God is doing. Using mercy as our default system, our need to be noticed and belong is satisfied. Shame, bitterness and resentment are replaced with a love that flows freely, allowing us to stay on mission and fulfill the greatest of all commandments:
Love the Lord your God will all your heart, all your soul and with all your mind, and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. - Luke 10:37
What started out as a spiritual transformation journey developed into a passion to share God's message with others. AFFIRM GRASP does that through speaking, writing, podcasts, songwriting and lay counseling.
It is my joy to watch God give you a firm grasp !
"Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God's saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God's mercy and grace.” - Timothy Keller