Road Trip Update

Hello, hello! As I posted a few days ago, we are currently on our way from South Dakota to Georgia. We have safely journeyed from South Dakota to Illinois, which is where I'm posting from. The Lord has blessed our journey so much already, and it is so exciting to be a part of such …

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“Supporting the Mission” + Worshipping the Vessel

Some thoughts from my dad from several months ago 🙂

Elle's Everyday

Hey y’all! It’s time for more revelation from the Holy Spirit… This time, instead of me writing it, it’s actually from my dad’s Facebook post – it was just so good, I couldn’t resist sharing here on Elle Everyday. It’s kind of a 2-in-1 post, but they go together so well it’s not worth separating them. I pray you’re blessed and inspired by this – remember: it’s your call to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all nations.” It’s time for you to step on the scene!!


When did Paul or any of the early followers of Jesus Christ (ekklesia) come off their “mission field” to raise support??? Or, when did they leave their calling or assignment to go to another country, people group, or reach out under the pretense to raise support so they could build buildings in order to run their race?

I haven’t​…

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5 Things to Remind Yourself Every Day

Great thoughts!

The Daily Disciple

Life can be hard, but it’s even harder when you go into it with the wrong mindset. Here are 5 things to remind yourself every day!

1. It’s not about you

Yea, yea, I’m sure you’ve heard this before. Nevertheless, it’s an important reminder to look for opportunities to serve, regardless of whether it inconveniences us or gets in the way of our own objectives.

Furthermore, I want to stress that just because “It’s not about you;” that doesn’t mean it’s about other people!

It’s not about them either; it’s all about imaging God on this earth and in accordance with that command, we must serve one another.

2. Worth, not worthy

This one might not make sense to you, but let me explain.

The self-esteem movement has become quite prominent in the last decade and with it has brought some very deceptive messages.

One of which is that we are…

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Hope for the Brokenhearted

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

As a lot of my recent work has been decidedly *theological* in nature, I’ve decided to take a few moments (though I doubt this will be short) to offer encouragement to any Christians who might be reading this who find themselves in a state of brokenness – passing on the little I’ve learned to any who might happen to need it.

Now, chances are, if you’re Elijah van de Laar, and you’re finally reading this post like two weeks from now, you’re probably poised to send me a devastating critique of that first sentence – specifically to point out that the subject of brokenness, and how we might find healing in Christ, is intensely theological.  In fact, you’ve probably done so without bothering to read the next paragraph.  And you’re right – this post will be intensely theological, because when human suffering is being discussed, the issue of God’s sovereignty…

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