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Praying in an “Us v. Them” Society

Praying in an “Us v. Them” Society

One of the most important ways we can show others love is by praying for them. At Love Church we know that prayer is not our last resort, but our first response. Prayer is an invitation to partner with God and pray that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We...

Are You Really Looking?

Are You Really Looking?

As a mom, there have been many occasions where I told my children to go find something. “Please go find your shoes.” “Where did you put your coat? Please go find it.” “You can’t find your favorite toy? Where did you play with it last? Go and look for it there.” Almost...

The Not-So-Secret Power of Prayer

The Not-So-Secret Power of Prayer

  Growing up, I loved “spy” related 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 story is the...

The Year of Redemption

The Year of Redemption

The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost…” - Joel 2:25 NLT We stand here, at the beginning of a new year, quite different than the one we were at one year ago. I think it is safe to say that every year brings some level of change, but this past year was a...

Why Locusts?

Why Locusts?

Why Locusts? I hate bugs. They always seem to strike a particular annoyance with me. Those little creatures seem to pop up at the most inopportune times. My first response is always to kill what annoys me, especially when the fate of its life is dependent upon my...

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve! Tomorrow is Christmas Day and today is my 33rd birthday! Yup, my birthday is on Christmas Eve. I grew up my entire life with people asking me the same questions year after year. Questions like: “Do you like your birthday being on Christmas Eve?”,...

Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

This may be a bold statement, but I would argue that both reading and writing are two of the most important practices in our faith. Think about it. The entire Bible was written. Like physically written down. Those authors were inspired by God, yes, but they had to...

Living in Expectation

Living in Expectation

Do you ever feel like God isn’t listening to you? Maybe you’ve been praying for something to change, and it just isn’t happening. It can be so frustrating when it feels like our prayers are going unanswered; as if they’re just bouncing back from the ceiling. I imagine...

You’re a Whole King’s Kid

You’re a Whole King’s Kid

I’ve noticed a new habit in people. We have a tendency to blame all bad things that happen in this year on the year 2020. I can see bad things in January 2021 being blamed on residual 2020. I’m sure it will go down in textbooks as one of the most infamous years in...

Reflect and Remember

Reflect and Remember

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I am reminded why I love this holiday so much. Every fourth Thursday of each November in America, we give thanks. We have a federally recognized day on our yearly calendar, set aside for reflection about the things for which we are...

Fickle, Flailing, or Fierce

Fickle, Flailing, or Fierce

All things 2020… When that phrase is spoken, we all agree in unison that it’s been ROUGH. Whew! It’s during these times where we cling to our faith and hold on for dear life. But what’s fueling our faith? What we allow to fuel our faith will leave us fickle, flailing,...

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

In the 19th century, the British government ruling Colonial India had a problem. A public health crisis had emerged in the capitol city, Delhi; an infestation of cobras. The venomous snakes were so numerous and ordinary Indian citizens were having such regular...

Give and Take

Give and Take

I never thought my life could become as difficult as it was in 2018. After my dad’s sudden passing life was, and still is, extremely heavy at times. But this year is a different dose of difficulty! For me, and I’m sure for you too, this has to be ranked as one of the...

The Opportunity Before Us

The Opportunity Before Us

Where we once were able to “agree to disagree” along issues of policy, it seems that now disagreement (falsely) equals hatred for one another. We’ve slid further and further on the spectrum of tribalism towards territory that our nation has not seen in years.

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...