LOVe Church Blog

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

Why Should I Help

Why Should I Help

I love springtime! Nature that was sleeping now springs to life! Grass sprouts up green, and flowers blossom as life-giving nutrients flow up through their roots. The birds’ songs even seem brighter with each morning’s dawn. Easter arrives during this time which...

The Same Grace

The Same Grace

Growing up, I was all about basketball. Extremely competitive in nature, I worked hard on the fundamentals and conditioning not only during the regular seasons, but every summer I worked hard to get better. My older sister was my basketball mentor. While I was on a...

Hydrate

Hydrate

I have two siblings, one of whom has lived in the UK for almost 5 years now. He and his wife moved there so they could travel, and they did a fantastic job of it. They hopped around Europe for years, spending all their free time in France, Italy, and Spain along with...

Keep it Holy

Keep it Holy

Living biblically is living holy. The truth of the gospel demands spiritual submission. PERIOD. Yikes! There’s no easy way to say, read, or write that, but now that I’ve gotten that out of the way... One reason I believe we struggle with the truth of holiness is this:...

Think Again

Think Again

Imagine that you are stuck in traffic on Route 66 on your way home from work. You’re in one of the two middle lanes that is crawling along, when suddenly you notice the right lane is moving. Your instincts tell you to wait; surely this lane will eventually start...

Running on Fumes

Running on Fumes

I have to admit something to you, dear reader: right now, my “hope tank” is running on fumes. As I prepared to write this week, all I could think was, “How on Earth am I supposed to encourage people when I, myself, feel so incredibly discouraged?”  I don’t share this...

For When You’re Falling

For When You’re Falling

I grew up with two Siberian Huskies: Shadow and Bandit. We had a huge backyard, so they normally stayed outside, fenced in. I’ve heard from other couples and learned personally that there are normally two very different kinds of people, and they marry each other. The...

Love Paralleled

Love Paralleled

Can’t you feel it? Love is in the air and you have officially entered into the great month of February 2021! I absolutely adore February because, as an elementary school teacher, it is a time not only to teach of the importance of being kind and loving towards one...

I Just Work Here

I Just Work Here

One of my favorite things about being a teacher is the way my students see me. Although they can sometimes be brutally honest, they truly believe I know the answer to everything simply because I’m a teacher. This is especially true when it comes to matters of our...

Day 22

Day 22

As we close out the 21 Days of Prayer, I want to encourage you to keep praying, keep trusting, and keep believing. Let these 21 days propel you into a new level of faith in your prayer life. Don't let this be merely an event that you took part in to start the year....

The Power in Persistence

The Power in Persistence

Like many of us, I like to use the dawn of a New Year as an opportunity for some self-reflection and goal setting. Some of us do New Year Resolutions, some prefer setting goals for the year, some of us just know of a couple of areas that we’d like to see get better in...

Directing Our Spiritual Hunger

Directing Our Spiritual Hunger

Every January, our church joins many others across the globe to pray and fast for 21 days. It’s an intentional time where right at the beginning of a new year, we are deliberate about seeking God and refreshing our hearts and minds. We call it 21 of days of prayer...

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...