For the Love

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This 8-week study will help you to learn how to not only love your neighbor but also love yourself through God’s grace.
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Week One // For the Love
Week One // For the Love
Reading assignment: Introduction Meeting new people is always an adventure.  The room is crowded, not only with bodies but with laughter, awkward silences and seemingly endless small talk.  As you enter you thank your...
Day One // For the Love
Day One // For the Love
Chapter 1: Worst Beam Ever – Pages 3-9 I’m from West Virginia; the home of pepperoni rolls, the first celebration of Mother’s Day, and Mary Lou Retton.  You remember her, right?  The tiny Olympian...
Day Two // For the Love
Day Two // For the Love
Chapter 2: On Turning Forty – Pages 10-16 I’ve always been a bit of a planner and when I was younger, my birthday celebrations were no exception.  Be it hanging out in the ball pit at...
Day Three // For the Love
Day Three // For the Love
Chapter 3: On Calling And Haitian Moms – Pages 17-23 The last two years of my life I have been burdened with this modern day question of “what is my calling? My purpose? God, what do...
Day Four // For the Love
Day Four // For the Love
Chapter 5: Run Your Race – Pages 30-34 When my brother was younger he dreamed of becoming a world famous archaeologist (is that even a thing?), which we all assumed was derived from watching Jurassic...
Day Five // For the Love
Day Five // For the Love
Chapter 6: Not Buying – Pages 35-42 I remember recently standing in my bathroom and staring at my reflection after stepping out of the shower. Taking time to observe every wrinkle and pronounced imperfection on...
Day Six // For the Love
Day Six // For the Love
Chapter 7: Tell the Truth – Pages 43-49 Have you ever choked on your own words?  They sit there perched on your tongue ready and waiting for an escape, but somehow when you open your...
Day Seven // For the Love
Day Seven // For the Love
Chapter 9: Hope for Spicy Families – Pages 57-62 Authentic families; things in life are not always rainbows and butterflies. Moments aren’t always, “Good night John boy”, and hugs and kisses. Some families are messy....
Day Eight // For the Love
Day Eight // For the Love
Chapter 10: Surviving School – Pages 63-69 It was nearly five years ago when I first heard about Pinterest.  It was the early days when people had not yet noticed the side affects of losing...
Day Nine // For the Love
Day Nine // For the Love
Chapter 11: Dear Kids – Pages 70-76 Have you ever gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of things only to realize that after it is all said and done you didn’t really get to...
Day Ten // For the Love
Day Ten // For the Love
Chapter 12: Marriage: Have Fun & Stuff – Pages 77-85 Do you want to know how I thought I’d meet my husband?
Day Eleven // For the Love
Day Eleven // For the Love
Chapter 13: Jesus Kids – Pages 86-95 A lot of times as adults we get annoyed by the constant questions that kids have.  Let’s face it, if you’ve ever been the leader of a child...
Day Twelve // For the Love
Day Twelve // For the Love
Chapter 15: Supper Club – Pages 103-112 There was a time in my life when I lived on donations, barely a part-time salary, food stamps and the manager’s specials from Food Lion.  But it was...
Day Thirteen // For the Love
Day Thirteen // For the Love
Chapter 16: Porches as Altars – Pages 113-119 Do you want to know what changes a life?  Being known.  It starts with being known by God and continues to transform by being known by His beloved...
Day Fourteen // For the Love
Day Fourteen // For the Love
Chapters 18: Difficult People – Pages 130-139 I fully believe in embracing your weird (shout out to Felicia Day) and the quirky eccentricities that make up your being.  After all I write a blog called,...
Day Fifteen // For the Love
Day Fifteen // For the Love
Chapter 21: Poverty Tourism – Pages 153-160 I still remember the moment when we first arrived in Mexico.  I still remember the excitement I felt the next morning when we finally arrived in the neighborhood...
Day Sixteen // For the Love
Day Sixteen // For the Love
Chapters 22: Dear Church – Pages 161-174 My family is very interested in genealogy.  On my father’s side we are able to trace our heritage back to the early 1700’s.  We have the potential...
Day Seventeen // For the Love
Day Seventeen // For the Love
Chapter 23: If Social Media Were Around – Pages 175-184 Dear beloved reader, do you know that you all wouldn’t be here reading this very blog in our sweet little community without the incredible connective...
Day Eighteen // For the Love
Day Eighteen // For the Love
Chapters 25: Dear Christians, Stop Being Lame – Pages 189-197 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple...
Day Nineteen // For the Love
Day Nineteen // For the Love
Chapter 26: On Women – Pages 198-204 Sisters, you were made for more. I am not talking about more stuff, more wealth, more fame, more to-do’s; I’m talking about more in Jesus. I am talking...

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