Beautiful, Loving Conviction from the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a free gift given to those who obey, [Acts 5:32] but it is worth billions—it spares us from many shameful, destructive behaviors. In a word, t
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A New Perspective on Hardships…

A caterpillar essentially “dies” in its cocoon so that a butterfly can emerge. Consider the spring that follows a harsh, deadly winter. Every year we watch tr
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Do Not Delay

We learned before that we are to put to death whatever is in our earthly nature. However, what the average person does is spend a lot of time thinking about it. They like
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What is True Love?

Why did Jesus say, “You are not far from the kingdom of God”? It is because just having the knowledge of what God is looking for is not enough. The journey and the sp
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The Super Community of Pure Love

Gwen Shamblin Lara speaking to youth at a summer day camp
Love is a legitimate solution that ends so much suffering that a human can migrate toward inexpressible joy, which of course ends man-on-man crime. It
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True Love is No Little Gift

Gwen Shamblin with Grandchildren
It is in the exposure to REAL, GENUINE LOVE that you find the answer—for it is an understatement to say that it is the greatest gift. True Love holds in its
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The Greatest Pursuit

Gwen Shamblin Lara with the Youth
There is faith in God and there is hope for God, but I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that the greatest pursuit of all things, the superior way, the most excellent
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The Compassion of Christ

Jesus was popular and surrounded by crowds of people everywhere, and instead of recoiling or distancing himself, he behaved quite the opposite. If Jesus lived
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It is In the Heart

Look at what Mark 12 reveals: Jesus commands us to love, so we must have the capacity to love. Indeed, we have all had an entire heart of love this entire time. You
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