Voice of Grace

The Spirit of Truth

It took me a very long time to read the Bible.  Sure, I read stories in Sunday School as a kid, but the few times I set out to read the whole thing, cover to cover, my eyes always seemed to glaze over somewhere between Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and the instructions for priests examining a boil. I didn’t read …

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Ministry Overview: Life Groups

GRC’s Discipleship Focus GRC exists to glorify God and make him known as we join God in bringing life-changing transformation to individuals, families, and communities wherever we live and serve. God has designed that to happen through discipleship, which is the very thing Jesus tasked his church to do in the “Great Commission” when he gave us the fundamental job …

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A Theology of Nearness

One thing that had imprinted on my brain since early childhood was a Sesame Street lesson where Grover teaches the difference between “Near” and “Far”.  Every young child can relate to the physical distance and separation from their parents to whom they have clung since birth.  It is visceral, and we don’t even have to think about it.  As we grow …

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Ministry Overview: Worship

 Hello there, dear family of God!  Our Communications Director (and my dear friend) Whitney recently informed me that GRC has received in 90+ new members (adult and children’s communicant) over the last year and half. Praise God! I’ll use the space below to give you a sort of “overview” of the GRC Worship Ministry, one that is hopefully edifying for …

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A Changed Heart

I am one of two, soon to be three, deaconesses at GRC. My primary role on the Diaconate has been to work with Mercy Fund applicants who are seeking financial assistance mostly with rent and utilities. This is work that impacts the lives of many people we serve, but as with any work we do, it impacts and changes us …

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Milestones of Grace

Hello GRC! Who doesn’t love a great celebration?  For little ones, a birthday brings tons of delight:  in the attention, the presents, the gathering of friends and family singing to you, before you alone get to blow out the candles!   For the older among us, who may not relish another year passing or another patch of hair turning gray, the milestones still come.  Maybe an …

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Real Faith

Have you ever wished that you live during Biblical times so that you can experience hearing from God or witnessing miracles firsthand? What price would you be willing to pay to have walked through the Red Sea on dry ground? To have tasted Manna? Or to have witnessed fire fall from the sky upon Elijah’s altar on Mount Carmel? What …

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Holy Week 2024

The last 7 weeks we have been reflecting on the suffering Savior through our Lenten Devotional. Why do we take this time? Why is it important that we daily remind ourselves of Jesus and his mission here on earth? Because our hearts and minds, mine included, tend to wander and become fixated on the things of this world. This perfect …

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Books, Books, Books

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.(Jorge Luis Borges) One of the memorable and exciting experiences of my young life was the day that our librarian told me I was ready and took me upstairs to the young people’s and adult section of the town library. Age and time have no doubt edited that memory, …

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Making the Most of Opportunities

I’d like to share two thoughts based on Ephesians 5:8-10; 15-16 about the opportunities we have for furthering God’s Kingdom on earth. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. … 15 Be very careful, then, how …

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