Patrick Lovejoy

Finding light in a dark world

IT IS OVERWHELMING how dark it becomes on the Olympic Peninsula after the sun sets. You can experience this every time you walk down the… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember your worth, don’t give up

“THE LORD IS near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18 ESV). God loves you. You are not here by accident,… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Do not lose your trust after being hurt

HOW MANY TIMES have you been burned by someone you cared about? How many times have you been let down, felt forgotten, betrayed or disappointed… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Friendship means more

NO LONGER DO I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Seek God for the rest you truly need

“COME TO ME, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” (Mat 11:28 ESV). I assumed I had thought of… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The word no can be a powerful display of love

[JESUS SAID:] “THIS is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you,” John 15:12 ESV. This past week, sitting in the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be an intentional Christian when it comes to domestic violence

“LEARN TO DO good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause” Isaiah 1:17. With the past two months, I… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Teach children of God’s good gift

“LET MARRIAGE BE held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” (Heb… Continue reading

ISSUS OF FAITH: Life is a precious commodity, don’t throw it away

“IN HIS HAND is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind” (Job 12:10 NIV). It is no secret that our community… Continue reading

ISSUS OF FAITH: Now we have all that we need

OH, THAT YOU would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you (Isa 63:19 NIV). What did you want for… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Who sits on the throne of your soul?

But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God” (Psalm 31:14 ESV). WHAT DO YOU believe? This question does not speak… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: What it means to be a Christian

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Salvation is yours through price Jesus paid

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: In marriage, love endures all things

Ephesians 5:21 NIV MARRIAGE MATTERS. MARRIAGE matters for the health of our families; it matters… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: God changed everything for us with Easter

In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Run to the cross and see God anew

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Through cross and passion of Christ, we find God

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Don’t lose sense of the days of our lives

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 ESV) IN 1522, THE journey begun by Ferdinand… Continue reading