LOVe Church Blog

A Collection of Thoughts, Stories, & Encouragment From Our Leaders
Child-like Faith

Child-like Faith

When I was about four years old, I had a Little Tikes house-bed – a bed built with a pink base and a light blue roof with little green shudders as the headboard. One of my earliest memories as a child was praying with my parents before bedtime. I vividly remember one...

Deadly Silence

Deadly Silence

Praying the same prayers over and over can be discouraging. Where is God? Why is He taking so long to help me? Thoughts of despair, frustration, and shame can creep in quickly and be difficult to get rid of. I’ve discovered that the more I pray, the more I recognize I...

The Story Behind Love Church’s Name Change

The Story Behind Love Church’s Name Change

A couple of years ago, God started speaking to me about a new name for our church. I remember doing what I always do when God is speaking something big – go talk to my wife. I jokingly say that I get Brittney confused with the Holy Spirit sometimes, because she is so...

Work It

Work It

  I come from a family of hard workers. Something just compels us to work like crazy, biting off more than we can chew and choking it down with coffee, lack of sleep and baggy eyes. My face lotion is the “anti-fatigue” kind, no joke. I’m so grateful for this...

Love is All You Need

Love is All You Need

  Yes, I took a line from a popular Beatles song but could it be that simple? There’s so much fighting in our world right now about so many different issues. Just pick one: racism, the virus, masks, religion, politics. Everyone has an opinion, usually a strong...

He Will Go To Work

He Will Go To Work

  I love Max Lucado. More specifically, I love his children’s books. To this day I still reread the books I grew up on more than his books for adults. My favorite was a book of his titled, You Are Special. In it, there’s a city of wooden people carved by a...

Satisfy The Appetite

Satisfy The Appetite

I once had the miserable opportunity to be an 11th wheel. That’s right – just me, a single young adult at the time, having dinner with 5 couples. I watched for 2 hours as they talked about favorite date spots, laughed about funny quirks their partners exhibited, and...

Drop An Anchor

Drop An Anchor

   “Is the height of the tallest redwood more or less than 1,200 feet?” This is the first of two questions that was asked to a group of research participants visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium asked about Redwoods, which are known as the largest trees on planet...

Hand It Over

Hand It Over

  When COVID-19 hit, I started the terrible habit of clenching my teeth. I was getting headaches almost everyday for 2-3 weeks straight before I realized what was happening. It took another few days after that to figure out that what was causing my head pain was...

What About The Sugar

What About The Sugar

  Welcome to Back-to-School season! But as we all know, it is August 2020 so back-to-school is bound to look a little (or maybe a lot) different than usual. I’ve seen quite a few commercials of kids jumping around with new backpacks and new clothes, and...

Deceptively Heavy Weights

Deceptively Heavy Weights

  Going to the gym is really fun until it’s not. I know some of y’all actually enjoy working out, and although that sounds fake to me, that’s fine; you do you! I am not one of those people though. I work out because I don’t want to die an early death due to a...

Common Ground

Common Ground

  Have you ever met a stranger and you struggle to come up with meaningful conversation? The awkward silence and pending social catastrophe can be too much to bear. Will they like me? Will I say something silly? Does my breath smell ok? Yes, I know I am being...

The Work is Worth It

The Work is Worth It

  I have a love-hate relationship with Hollywood’s portrayal of love. While I know it’s problematic because it’s portrayed as something easy, completely based on a feeling, and as a matter of chance, the hopeless romantic in me can’t help but be drawn to it....

Where’s Your Focus?

Where’s Your Focus?

  When I turned sixteen, I had saved enough money to buy my first car. It cost me less than $1000, had some rust, and yeah, occasionally had oil leaking out of the radio, but whatever; It was mine and I had the freedom to hop in that car and just go! Of course,...

Few Things Matter

Few Things Matter

  Have you ever heard people at church talking about going on mission trips, the thirteen small groups they’re in, and how they’ve somehow managed to make it on to all 123 days of prayer? Then thought to yourself, “Well they’re just a better Christian than I am”....

Better Than 20/20 Vision

Better Than 20/20 Vision

  I’m a planner. I love setting goals and working towards achieving them. There’s a feeling of excitement as I reach each step toward that goal, and a feeling of accomplishment when I’ve succeeded. I think many of us feel that way about a project or goal we have....

Sowing Love

Sowing Love

  During quarantine I have been doing a lot of gardening! Something I have learned is that plants are, generally, not self-sustainable. They need to be taken care of. They need water and sun – and some of them need a specific amount of such (and for the record –...

Don’t Look Away

Don’t Look Away

  In 1997, a researcher named Arthur Aron made two complete strangers fall in love in a laboratory in Berkley, California in 90 minutes. He used no tricks, had no sophisticated pairing algorithm, no alcohol or drugs were used, and the subjects did not even share...