what we believe

We believe that the first step towards healing is showing up as we are – messy, broken, confused, and hurting.  That’s how people came to Jesus.  They came paralyzed.  They came as prostitutes.  They came blind and bleeding; mute and deaf; demon-possessed and desperate.

That’s what our blog is about – coming to Jesus just as we are, telling Him our stories, and listening to Him speak.  It’s about believing and asking for His help to overcome our unbelief (Mark 9:24).   

Why “Twice Mended”?

  1. In Christ, we have already been mended (healed, saved).  Christ died for our sins, once for all, so we could be made perfect forever and experience abundant life with Him now (1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 10:10-14).
  2. However, we continue to “need mending” – physically, spiritually, and emotionally – because we inhabit broken bodies and live in a broken world.  This “second mending” – a healing akin to transformation – doesn’t come quickly or without pain. However, we are called to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1) knowing that these “light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18).