Living God’s Love

A Convocation

By |December 30th, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— August 2009. My husband was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now, this is the “best kind of cancer to have” as no fewer than a dozen people informed me at the time—and experience proved them more [...]

For the Laughs

By |December 2nd, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— I was baptized at the age of nine by a pastor named Ham, and people found this hilarious. “An Adventist pastor named Ham!” they’d cry, wiping the tears from their eyes. “Your baptism probably isn’t even [...]

Heinous Lies

By |November 18th, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Antoinette Alba— For the first time in my life, I understood the draw to shooting up. Yes, you read that right. Sticking a needle in my arm and pushing poison into my veins. Life up to that point [...]

1969 Revisited

By |November 11th, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Connie Vandeman Jeffery— The year 1969 wasn’t about Woodstock or the moon landing, although I remember the latter event in great detail. We watched it live on television—the Apollo 11 landing and then Neal Armstrong’s famous words as [...]

One Word

By |November 4th, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— I’ve done graphic design, including hundreds—perhaps thousands—of assignments for Seventh-day Adventist institutions and organizations, for more than two decades. My experience leads me to conclude that if there is an authenticity problem in the Adventist [...]

Instant Answer

By |October 28th, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Donna E. Starr— We live in a society of instant! Everything is instant. You push a button and your computer is on. You turn your phone on and it’s instantly available. You place something in the microwave and [...]

Life Lessons

By |October 21st, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Vanessa Alarcon— The day had finally arrived. The administrator I had admired since my first day as a therapist had agreed to interview me to become one of her mentees. As soon as I first met her, I [...]

Building the New

By |September 23rd, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Darla Lauterbach-Reeves— Are we focused on fixing the past? Or building the new? Jesus has the power to make all things new—and one glorious day He literally and physically will. But, while we are still here, He helps [...]

A Feast

By |September 16th, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Ray Tetz— This afternoon we headed over to our local international grocery store, and for a few minutes I was my father—for whom a trip through the produce section of any kind of specialty market was a grand [...]

The Right Way

By |September 9th, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— A few weeks ago, my son and I left home at 3:00 a.m. to climb Mount Massive, the third tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. Normally I wear my hiking shoes while I drive, [...]

Soup’s On

By |September 2nd, 2019|Living God's Love|

by Connie Vandeman Jeffery— I’m not sure why I felt like making my mom’s split pea soup a couple weeks ago, but I did. It was 85 degrees outside— definitely not soup weather. So I cranked up the A/C [...]