LOVe Church Blog

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

Text blogs to 99-000 to get the new weekly post sent directly to your phone.

Confidence

Confidence

A super weird and not very Christian thing that my husband and I do is watch a reality dating show called Love Island (The beginning of that sentence was scary, huh?). Yes, we have a guilty pleasure in watching what are typically “non-Christians” trying to find “love”...

Keep Pressing

Keep Pressing

I remember feeling so frustrated in the hospital as the doctors diagnosed my baby girl with Type 1 Diabetes. I knew that Jesus had already bore this awful disease so she wouldn't have to. I knew that by Jesus's stripes she was already healed and that no weapon formed...

The Hallway

The Hallway

If you’ve had a child in our Kids Ministry for any length of time, your side of it likely looks like lollipop sugar highs and incomprehensible fractions of Bible stories. Our side looks like specifically scheduled rotations in each service, each rotation designed for...

The Real Questions

The Real Questions

I’ve gained this reputation in a lot of my social circles for being “real”. Perhaps it comes from the season of my life where my most common sermon commentary was, “That’s real.” Or perhaps it comes from the fact that I’ve been very vocal about topics that were...

Why Faith?

Why Faith?

Why does having faith in God have to be so difficult? Why didn’t He just say, “Hard work is the solution to all things”? I mean come on, get real; wouldn’t my life be better if I worked harder at the things I wanted? Hard work has its rewards, no doubt about that....

Highly Qualified

Highly Qualified

You remember that point in your life when you were applying for jobs? Your resume was absolutely perfect (after editing it about one hundred times), and you had at least three letters of recommendation rolling in. The day of anticipation finally approached; you...

From God’s Vantage Point

From God’s Vantage Point

As my sisters and I started getting older, my family began a new Christmas tradition. Since we were no longer children, we decided that instead of each of us buying every family member a big-item, super expensive gift, we would each draw one name from a hat and would...

Dad Knows Best

Dad Knows Best

“I want to go home,” my son, Jax, told me, tears streaming down his face, his favorite Caps shirt torn, slightly bruised body, slightly more bruised ego. Last year while on his first trip to the new bike park nearby, he’d just fallen off one of the ramps. While he...

Who’s Gonna Tell Them?

Who’s Gonna Tell Them?

Growing up, Juneteenth wasn't something that my family and I readily celebrated. In all honesty, I think we were ignorant to a pretty significant fact in American History, more specifically African American History. After President Abraham Lincoln signed the...

He Knows: A Graduation Blog

He Knows: A Graduation Blog

Congratulations Class of 2021! Graduating from high school or higher education is always a huge achievement! This year you have not only completed your coursework, but you have done so in spite of incredible obstacles both externally and internally. Take a deep...

An Abundance of Kindness for an Abundance of Controversy

An Abundance of Kindness for an Abundance of Controversy

“I’ve got to stop using my husband as my illustrations,” I thought to myself immediately before I used my husband as my illustration. He recently had a birthday and is one of those people that says they want nothing for their birthday, nor do they want to do anything...

Don’t Drink The Poison

Don’t Drink The Poison

I am the youngest of three kids, and I can honestly say that my siblings are my best friends. They are both incredible people, and they pursue the Lord with all their heart; I can’t imagine my life without their wisdom, their silliness, and their friendship. But...

God’s Way

God’s Way

Relationships are hard, but they can also be very rewarding. I have experience when it comes to doing life with others. I am the middle child of three children, come from a very large extended family, have been working in the service industry for over 25 years, run my...

Mom, Mum, Momma, Mommy…What?

Mom, Mum, Momma, Mommy…What?

“Mom, Mum, Mommy, Momma, Ma, Mom....”“What?!”“Hi!!” How many moms can relate to Lois's reaction to Stewie’s continual calling of her? That scene from “Family Guy” is funny and very familiar. I remember the frustration of trying to find five minutes of quiet during the...

On Grief and Glory

On Grief and Glory

“I’m really good at compartmentalizing”. That was my response to a friend who recently brought me some bad news. I had been expecting this particular piece of bad news for a few weeks at this point, but the shock of actually hearing that my fears had entered reality...

Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

I’m probably dating myself with this reference, but a few years ago (read: close to 20. Heck, how was 2004 so long ago?!), there was this Geico commercial series with the tagline, “So easy, a caveman could do it!” Essentially, Geico was promoting their product to...

Mistakes Included

Mistakes Included

So, I married a man whose nickname is, “Mr. Nice Guy.” His other nicknames include, “Golden Boy” and “Goldie”. Early in our relationship, I actually hated it because I do not have the story to have ended up with “Mr. Nice Guy.” He’s the kind of person who eats...

Just As He Said

Just As He Said

The Easter season is often celebrated with bright colors and happiness; we are joyful because we remember the gospel, the good news, Jesus’ love for us through his death and resurrection. But what happens when we approach this bright and cheery season, or just life in...