Little by Little

Released in 2010, The King’s Speech won a slew of Academy Awards – including Best Picture – and introduced much of the ignorant public to the isolation, frustration and even terror that plague those with the defect of stuttering. Front and center is Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor, a shy British prince (played by Colin Firth) who grew up bullied by his …

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Part 2 — Serving: Handfuls of Purpose

We first addressed GRC’s role for the food insecure through “Handfuls of Purpose” in July (VOG 7/16/20). It is Boaz’s description of gleaning that gave Ruth hope in a very dark season (Ruth 2:15-16). Let’s see how God, the Great Shepherd, has been recently leading GRC to deepen (Luke 5:1-11) its involvement and to serve the ‘food insecure’ through His gentle …

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Is Your Gospel Too Small?

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:14-15) Mark began his description of Jesus’ public ministry with a summary of His message. Jesus preached “the good new (literally, ‘gospel’) of God.” …

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Birthdays & Blessings

Recently I marked another birthday, and as I always do on my birthday, I listened to Frank Sinatra’s album September of My Years(interesting historical tidbit: my favorite Sinatra album and my favorite Beatles album—Rubber Soul—were released in the same year, 1965; but I digress).  It’s an album of reflective songs as the singer looks back over his life; Sinatra recorded it as …

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