Living God’s Love

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 [...]

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 [...]