The Life Church Blog

A Collection of Thoughts, Stories, & Encouragment From Our Leaders

Stay in Your City

  Next time you’re driving, I dare you to be that one person who stays in the far right lane, actually drives the speed limit, or to make a complete stop at the stop sign. Then when you start to get annoyed with this 3 minutes into your drive, look inward....

The Pause

So, what’s the plan? That has been a frequent question in our household during quarantine; taken as a joke, of course, because our schedules are the complete opposite of being booked. An empty schedule, which at times can feel like an overwhelming and lingering...

Designed To Be Uncomfortable

My teaching career started around the age of 9 in the basement of my childhood home as I “played school” with my sister as my only pupil. Ironically enough, I am now forced to continue the 7th year of my professional teaching career educating 135 students from my home...

God Promises Laughter

  “The Lord kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised. And Sarah declared, ‘God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me.’” Genesis 21:1, 6   Mother’s Day can be complicated… or maybe complex is a better description. This...

On The Shore

I really want a cheeseburger. Trust me, I know how easy it is to get a cheeseburger right now, but we all know what I really miss. I want to go get a cheeseburger. I want to walk into a restaurant, sit down in a booth that might have been cleaned 2 shifts ago, and...

Your Light Has Come

    As a child I was incredibly afraid of the dark. There wasn’t a thing you could say to me that would subside that fear. I can recount many nights where sleep was scarce, and the “night” time crawled by at a glacial pace. I dreaded...

Peace in the Midst

“I wish none of this had happened.” In Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo laments over a burden he wasn’t supposed to bear, traveling a path he didn’t plan. Gandalf tells him many have felt that way, but “all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to...

Three Little Words

“But at least…” I have found myself saying these three little words a lot over the past few weeks, more than any other time I can remember. They always show up in the same part of a conversation. They are preceded by something the pandemic has made worse in my life...

Not a Sermon Just a Thought

“Day 22” Well, today is day 21 of our annual 21 Days of Prayer! It’s been an incredible time and we have seen God move in amazing ways. Tonight we will close it out with a night of worship, healing and breakthrough. Tonight, I’m believing for...

Not a Sermon Just a Thought

Growing up, I loved spy-related books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc.  I loved everything about the fantastical world of intrigue, stealth, and action.  From James Bond to Jason Bourne, I loved it all.   One of the main aspects of any good spy...

Not a Sermon Just a Thought

Prayer Lessons We Learn From Our Children Probably one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about prayer, I learned from my oldest son, Jordan, when he was about 9 years old. He was attending Children’s Church where the leader announced that they were...

Not a Sermon Just a Thought

"Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend."  Ex 33:11a ESV When this Scripture came to my mind, I remembered it as Moses speaking to God as a friend.  It was stunning to read that it was God who spoke to Moses as a...

Not a Sermon Just a Thought

Tomorrow we enter into our second week of 21 Days of Prayer! Every year that we have participated in 21 Days of Prayer, many people have already had their prayers answered by the end of the first week. And this time is no exception! We have already seen healings and...

Not a Sermon Just a Thought

As we enter into the first week of Twenty-One Days of Prayer, my prayer for you is that you would learn to embrace and love the journey of prayer. I think most of us think of prayer as a simple conversation with God, and in many ways prayer is just talking with God....

A Lifestyle of Prayer

  Day 21—A LIFESTYLE OF PRAYER As we make prayer part of our daily routine, we're going to see great things happen.  We have Saturday prayer today at 9:00-10:00am in Warrenton (Stoneridge Events Center), Manassas, and Winchester.   Check out the digital...

God’s Kingdom

  Day 20—THE KINGDOM OF GOD We're called to be kingdom-minded people, believing for greater things than just our own lives.    There are prayer services today in Warrenton (Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room), Manassas, and Winchester at 6:00-7:00am. Plus, we...

Protection

  Day 19—PROTECTION When we pray, we have a right to expect the protection of God.    There are prayer services today in Warrenton (Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room), Manassas, and Winchester at 6:00-7:00am. Plus, we have Saturday prayer every weekend at...

Forgiveness

  Day 18—FORGIVENESS Forgiveness is a vital part of prayer. We forgive because we have been forgiven.  There are prayer services today in Warrenton (Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room), Manassas, and Winchester at 6:00-7:00am. Plus, we have Saturday prayer every...