Month: August 2018

Letting Go Into God’s Hands

Hello GRC – The first time the tears came, we had just started the worship service. It was about 2 months ago, and our family of five happened to all be sitting together. No one was running slides or volunteering in the nursery that morning. It occurred to me that soon, there would only be four. And the thought of …

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Leadership Accountability

Hello GRC – Yes, it’s summer, with beach, pool and vacations on the brain, with lazy mornings for kids and shorter weeks for some workers. But life goes on, including the parade of news that reminds us of the depravity of the human heart, and, unfortunately in some cases, the loss of confidence in the church. Yesterday, a Pennsylvania grand …

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Burt

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:2) The other day, I read a devotional on that verse. Here is the first paragraph: “What an interesting idea! By showing kindness to strangers, you could be showing kindness to a messenger of God. Buying an …

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Missing Sin

It’s 6am, gloves are smelly, heat is ridiculous, music is blaring, the instructor is merciless and the time has seemingly stopped. Which is horrible in this case, because we can’t stop this punching combination until the bell rings. WHERE IS THE BELL?! Did the instructor override the bell?! Why is 20 seconds feeling like 7 hours?! This was my experience in …

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How to Walk Into Church

How do you walk into church? If it’s like many of us, you don’t give it much thought. Get out of the car (with spouse and kids in tow if you have them), toss out a few greetings on the way in, grab a bulletin, scan the sanctuary and hope no one is sitting in your regular seats, perhaps noting …

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