Living God’s Love

A Lot of Words

By |March 23rd, 2020|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— Shutterfly reminded me yesterday that this past week, 10 years ago, I was on spring break with my children and parents in Kentucky, at Mammoth Cave National Park and Dinosaur World. My kids were ten [...]

A Case of Denial

By |March 9th, 2020|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— As a child, I was routinely taught that scientists were most just “guessing” about their theories. “They have to have faith just as much as we do,” teachers and other adults said. These adults made [...]

Good at Heart

By |March 2nd, 2020|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— “Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” –Anne Frank The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam has more than a million visitors each year. I was one of them back in 2014 [...]

Be Love

By |February 24th, 2020|Living God's Love|

by Japhet De Oliveira— “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, ESV). I had booked [...]

When God Calls

By |February 17th, 2020|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14, NIV). Today at church, a casual acquaintance confessed his feeling of being completely overwhelmed by the needs of others. He [...]

To Literally Try

By |February 3rd, 2020|Living God's Love|

by Becky De Oliveira— “I don’t understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate” (Romans 7:15, ISV). The word literally almost always means figuratively—based on the way [...]

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 [...]