Looking Back & Moving Forward

Our first post, which launched the Authentic Grace site, was set to be published on February 4, 2016.  The title was "A life:  Full of LOVE".  And so, standing on the stage of our old Worship Center at IF: Gathering 2016, I nervously and anxiously tried to promote and describe this new thing that had … Continue reading Looking Back & Moving Forward

From the Heart: Bringing Healing to OSU

  My name is Amanda and I am a campus missionary at Oregon State University with a ministry called Every Nation Campus (ENC). We exist to equip and empower students with the love of Christ to engage their campus, friends, family and career fields. We have student-lead small groups on campus to engage non-Christian or … Continue reading From the Heart: Bringing Healing to OSU

Women Connecting Women

It's Prime Time to get together! The Prime Timers community exists for those 55+ to connect and thrive with Jesus and each another. If you are approximately 55 years or older, please join us for Prime Timers! Scheduled activities are at various times and locations. Enjoy a fun evening of Bunco Take part in Dinner for Six Minister through Share the Love Join … Continue reading Women Connecting Women

From the Heart: Breaking Abuse

Breaking a Cycle of Generational Abuse I was born and raised in the small town of Brazil, IN. A town of secrets and corruption. But I will save that story for another day. For generations my family struggled with some form of abuse, whether it was drugs, physical, sexual, alcohol, or emotional. The abuses were … Continue reading From the Heart: Breaking Abuse

From the Heart: Grace in Addiction

Grace- “the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings”. Sometimes we are visually compared to as onions, we have an outer layer then many, many layers underneath. My outer layer you may see a plain, middle-aged woman that smiles at strangers in passing because … Continue reading From the Heart: Grace in Addiction