Jacque LaRue: From Darkness To His Marvelous Light

Jacque LaRue: From Darkness To His Marvelous Light
A Testimony
(Followed by Open Mic)
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 6 p.m. Belle Cooledge Library

larueOctober is that time of the year when the world sets aside special time to celebrate darkness and its many recesses, whether ignorantly or not.

What an ideal time, then, to expose that darkness and put attention on the light of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

Join us as former R & B musician Jacque LaRue of the singing group LaRue shares her amazing story of coming to faith in Jesus Christ in the midst of the darkness of the entertainment industry.

You won’t want to miss this event. We hope you invite somebody whose life can be impacted by her testimony, in which she chose, as the Scripture advises, to not exchange her soul for the brokenness of the world.

This event is open to the community.

We’ll also have an open mic for the community to share testimonies, poem and songs on transformation and restoration.

Recap: Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities

IMG_8879 copyOn Saturday, July 30, 2016, our second  L.O.V.E Project, Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities, featured some practical advice on living well. The session highlighted ways all people can benefit from posturing themselves with basic attitudes, strategies, and principles in life, with focuses on:

  • Humility
  • Diligence
  • Support Systems
  • Gratitude
  • Forgiveness

Thank you to John and Leah for their love and wisdom in leading this session!

Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities

Strategies for Overcoming Life Adversities
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Robbie Waters Library


Saturday, July 30th, 5:30 p.m. marks the second Scriptorium/ L.O.V.E. Project Event. Christian husband and wife authors John and Leah Savage will lead a session with practical, Biblical advice on how to live in victory in Christ regardless of circumstances.

Sign up for this session here.

Video: John & Lean Savage

Husband and wife authors John & Leah Savage joined Scriptorium on Saturday, April 16, 2016 to share their books, Eagles in the Midst and Married to Love. They spoke about their personal testimonies of overcoming hardships and learning to live victorious lives, and offered words of wisdom on how you can do the same!

Terrence “Chaziel” Thomas

DSC_1026“I started writing raps and poetry at the age of fifteen because it was what my friends were doing at the time,” says San Francisco-born rapper and poet Terrence Thomas, “but suddenly I began to develop a sincere passion for my ability to express myself through my music and my poems. Rapping and writing poetry became my source of release and a way to get whatever was in my heart out,” he says.

This love of the craft of writing and rhyming is not only a hobby or passion for Terrence, artist name Chaziel, but is a direct reflection of how he has been revolutionized by the love of God. It was during time in prison that Terrence came into contact with the power of God in a way that transformed him spiritually and artistically.

Although he had known about the Lord all his life, it was at the age of 23 he came to accept the power of God’s grace and mercy on him in a way he had not quite done so before. Because of hardship and, more importantly, victory, he has a clear vision for the purpose of his music: to testify about the grace of God in his life and provide “common ground” to whoever is willing to give an ear to his testimony.

He describes his work as different – but different with a cause. We were glad to have Chaziel at our Poets of Faith show on June 21, 2014 to share the meaning and power of that cause with us.

Ms. Barbara Sterrett

DSC_0044fixed*”In October of 1968, an eighteen-year-old girl was on her way to work in Watts, California, when she was struck by a Southern Pacific train as she crossed an intersection. After the train dragged her body thirty feet, amputated her right leg, and severed her left thumb, the teenager called out for Jesus and promised that, if allowed to live, she would be a witness for Him.” (*from the synopsis of “Follow Your Vision and Never Give Up!: I’m Determined to Be Someone Someday” by Barbara Sterrett)

Ms. Barbara Sterrett was our special guest at our show on August 2, 2014. She shared from her memoir, “Follow Your Vision and Never Give Up!: I’m Determined to Be Someone Someday,” and talked about a devastating train accident from over forty years ago that left her physically impaired.

When asked during the show what had pulled her through the series of obstacles she’s faced in her life, Ms. Sterrett said she had no other way to explain her endurance except faith and belief in the power of God for her life.

John & Leah Savage

johnandleah1Husband and wife authors John and Leah Savage joined us on Saturday, April 16, 2016 to share from their motivational books, Eagles in the Midst: Overcoming the Wilderness and Married to Love. Centered on love, healing, restoration, self-identity and testimony.

Eagles in the Midst, authored by John Savage, is born of God to encourage your heart and bring clarity to the path of life you now walk. No matter what your current circumstances are, God wants to give you fresh hope and meet you right where you’re at – this very moment. In the midst of John’s personal pain and struggles in life, God has continued to meet and exceed his every need.

Married to Love, authored by Leah Savage, is Leah’s personal testimony of being married to Christ, who is Love. It is her story of intimacy with Him, and His work of transformation and illumination in and through her.

Alvin “ART III” Jefferson

DSC_0137Alvin Jefferson III, ART III, is a young man with a heart for knowing and growing in God, and is a growing artist as well. He’s learning and coming into form as a musician and artist, and has a desire to continue building on his work and vision as he grows as an artist in the Lord. He performed at our Poets of Faith II event in 2014.