Author Archives: Steve LaMotte

About Steve LaMotte

Husband of Andrea and father of four amazing children. Pastor of Orchard Church in Magnolia, Delaware. Elder in the Pen-Del Conference.

Slow (Pt. 1)

Life seems to happen at the speed of light sometimes. Ok, all the time. We are a family of six and we always seem to have somewhere to be, whether it is ballet, field hockey, soccer, wrestling, school, or youth … Continue reading

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Centered on Gratitude

This past Sunday, I preached on Colossians 2:6-15. At the beginning of this section of scripture, Paul writes: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in … Continue reading

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New Room Conference 2019: Day One

New Room Conference is a yearly gathering of pastors, leaders, and lay people to seek God’s presence for renewal and transformation. New Room is not a leadership training event- though a deeper walk with God will likely lead to being … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Summer 2019

I love reading. I love books. My wife probably thinks I have too many books (is there such a thing?), but she likes to read, too. Thankfully, our kids also like to read. So we have books everywhere. I wanted … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Flat Tire

Last week, I helped Andrea and her co-teacher transfer some items we stored out our house to their classroom in order to get ready for school. When I left the school, I heard an unwanted noise coming from my car. … Continue reading

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Learning from Frederick Douglass

Over the last two years, I have been trying to read more books on racial inequality as a way to better understand and stand with my African American brothers and sisters. (I still have a ways to go). I started … Continue reading

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Answering the Call

This past Sunday, in my first message at my new appointment, I preached on Genesis 12 which is the account of God calling Abram to leave his country, his kin, and his father’s house to go to the land that … Continue reading

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