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The Love Offering Guest Blog Series
The Faith Code by  Rusty Rueff and Terry Brisbane

The Faith Code by  Rusty Rueff and Terry Brisbane

In programming, the “source code” is the underlying architecture that makes a program or operating system work. It is what the programmer writes that is then compiled into the binary commands that make our devices function and our programs run. On one level, it is just row after row of commands, but, together, the effect is more than the sum of the parts. It gives the computer, tablet, or smartphone the instructions that allow them to “live” and do all the amazing things that they do.

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Finding Meaning in Motherhood by Alexandra Jensen 

Finding Meaning in Motherhood by Alexandra Jensen 

Picking up blueberries beneath the high chair, I could feel warm tears well up in my eyes as my face grew flushed with raw emotion. (Italicized: Does what I am doing really matter? Does anyone know how hard I work? This work is hard and monotonous, with no extolment attached. Why God?) I asked my Jesus to help me in that moment. To help me with motherhood and life, as I transitioned into my new role as a stay-at-home mom.

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Loving Every Part of Ourselves by Molly LaCroix

Loving Every Part of Ourselves by Molly LaCroix

Did you know that the verse at the center of the Torah—the first five books of the Bible that were the heart of spiritual life for Israel—is “love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18, NIV)? When the religious leaders asked Jesus, “What is the greatest commandment in the Law?” he said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…and love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39, NIV).

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Opportunities for Growth by Kendra Roehl

Opportunities for Growth by Kendra Roehl

Our neighbors had invited several people to their home, including the two of us. But as the time came to walk across the street, my introverted tendencies arose with a vengeance. I dreaded small talk and worried that I wouldn’t know anyone. I wanted nothing more than to stay in my house and curl up with a book. 

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Raising Her Voice in the Presence of Jesus by Paige Allen 

Raising Her Voice in the Presence of Jesus by Paige Allen 

Our voices are a force. They determine our future and they reveal our hearts (see Luke 6:45). Our words may sound simple, but they elicit every emotion—from tears to laughter and fear to faith. Your voice has the power to set the world on fire (James 3:5), and it is needed in this hour like never before.

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