“It is a snare to imagine that God wants to make us perfect specimens of what He can do;
God’s purpose is to make us one with Himself…” – Oswald Chambers
Here at LOVE the Word . LIVE the Word we love the Bible because we encounter God through its pages by the work of His Spirit (Hebrews 4:12). We love the Bible because it tells us who God is, who we are, and where we’re headed – God’s story has become our own family history. Ultimately, our goal is not acquiring information but heart transformation – we don’t love the Word because we love words, we love the Word because of Who the words reveal.
We teach the Bible by writing articles, engaging in podcast discussions, and using a variety of speaking platforms (conferences/ retreats/ workshop/ online groups/ events) in partnership with several inter-denominational and international parachurch organizations (TGC Canada, Indoubt (BacktotheBible), Ethnos Canada (Compel), HopeStreamRadio, WDCX, PresbyCan, ibelieve, BlogsByChristianWomen, and more). Due to the far-reaching nature of our contributions, we do not necessarily align with every theological aspect of each group that we contribute to.
Andrea has just released her second Bible study in the Hope Rising Bible Series published by Write Integrity Press. Studies seek to help participants grasp and apply the Old Testament through a Jesus-focused lens, and use teaching commentary that is engaging, deeply biblical, and reliably Christ-magnifying.
FROM ANDREA TO YOU. . .
Thank you for connecting! Me? Relatively ordinary. I’ve got one hubby and three kiddos in my fam. I drink oat milk lattes and I like sleeping in. I’m known to shorten words so I can get my thoughts out quicker and I’m teased regularly for adding the Canadian, eh? onto too many sentences, eh? I’m the parent on the sidelines yelling a little too loud for the home team, but also love to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea on a rainy day … or any day. I studied rehabilitation because I love to journey alongside the broken and see how every mistake births another opportunity for grace. In the daily grind, I find that my spiritual vision can easily blur. I long for little joys, resilience in exhaustion, healing for what’s breaking, and redemption for where I fall short…again. It’s been God’s Word that helps me process the pain and joy of life by transforming me as I pursue Him. It’s a place to press fresh truth into my next batch of stained circumstances. A place to come as I actually am and be encouraged to meet Christ as He actually is.
LOVE the Word . LIVE the Word exists to equip everyday people – longing to live intentionally, experience joy, and just stay alert most of the time. Theology should reflect Jesus – true yet gentle, and accessible to everyone. His Word keeps us honest about ourselves because the more we glimpse His holiness, the more we grasp our own sinfulness. His Word is so powerful because He’s the only One trustworthy to offer real hope and redemption for our eternal futures and everyday realities. Consider it – the same One who spoke creation into life wants to speak life into our broken pieces now. So let’s bring our authentic selves to meet the living Jesus who wants to move in honest places like yours and mine.
WE BELIEVE that God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one triune God. We believe that when Jesus came to earth He was both fully human and fully divine. We believe that Jesus lived a perfect life, paid the death penalty for our sin, conquered death by rising from the grave and is now seated undefeated in heaven. We believe that Jesus’ presence and power redeem our everyday moments and future eternity. We believe that one day every person will bow before God. We believe that we will spend eternity with God, and with people representing all nations who have also been saved from the penalty, power and presence of sin. We believe that the Bible alone is the complete, infallible truth of God that actively speaks to everyday people today.