Made for Joy

Made for Joy

Made for Joy Our society tells us to chase happiness. The world around us shuts out the negative, the pain, and the reality. Instead, we are told to think positively and find happiness. God tells us a different message. We were made for joy. Joy that isn’t based on circumstances. Joy that isn’t based on what is happening in our…

Celebrating The Coming of Jesus

Celebrating The Coming of Jesus

Celebrating The Coming of Jesus Advent is a time to remember our King. A time to remember His sacrifice and unending grace He extends to us. It is a commitment to celebrate the coming of Jesus and His transformational work in our lives. Advent celebrates the arrival of Jesus thousands of years ago and anticipates His return. What does Advent…

Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose What is my purpose? Why am I here? These questions are contemplated by every individual at some point in their lives. Many struggle with it, the struggle to find the true purpose of our existence. Although the questions themselves are important, we have over complicated the answers. In a society that values productivity, skill, and overall contribution to…

The Divide of Sacred & Secular

The Divide of Sacred & Secular

The Divide of Sacred & Secular There’s been a trend in the last few decades of dividing the sacred and secular. Christians tend to separate things like music, work, or art apart from church, worship, or prayer. If it doesn’t directly involve God it isn’t sacred, but rather it’s just secular or worldly. However, what if we’ve had it wrong…

Play Your Part

Play Your Part

Play Your Part: Justice 180 doesn’t exist solely to reach out to the girls on the streets in Los Angeles or to reach the girls we meet in bars and brothels in our international outreaches. In fact, one of our major focuses is raising up a generation who will take a stand against the injustice of human trafficking. Each of…

Wild men, Rise up

Wild men, Rise up

Wild men, Rise up: As a man, there’s a wildness to being compassionate. There’s a piece in my heart that’s stirred when I see those who are hurting. It’s in our DNA to protect the smaller, weaker, most vulnerable. There’s a fire that burns within us, determined to act. We’re provoked by the brokenness of this world and driven by…

Call to War

Call to War

Call to War: The alarm goes off, it’s 2:45 am. Our house is stirring, jumping out of bed, preparing to go to battle. It’s a battle unlike anything I’ve seen. Our weapons are our authoritative voices; the Spirit is our leader. We sit among the nations, showering it with prayer, believing in the transformation of hearts and the shifting from…