Everyone is But a Breath

Hello GRC and friends! In my personal worship – personal time in the Bible and in prayer – the Psalms have never been more rich, more meaningful and relevant, more needed, than now!  Over the years, I’ve sometimes wondered whether David and the other Psalm-writers were too paranoid about enemies and death/destruction.  Or whether their sense that God was distant/absent …

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Growing Closer Together (Virtually)

If there were two things I knew about myself before this pandemic it was this: I’m an extrovert and I’m not a techie.  These two things have become painfully clear to me since being quarantined over a week ago.  Working from home with virtual instead of in-person meetings and learning new forms of technology have taken me way out of …

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Serve – For Such a Time as This

“Esther made her commitment and was used by God as the instrument to preserve His people.” (Esther 4:13-14) We’ve seen these narratives repeated throughout Scripture. We’ve seen it happen multiple times in history. Now it is our time… The Call Has Come Here is the opportunity for us all to step forth boldly in unity as the Body of Christ …

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Pastoral Renewal & Restoration

I can still remember sitting in the backseat of my family’s blue caravan, driving home from Sunday service, declaring that being a pastor must be the world’s easiest job as he only has to work one day a week – a few hours at that. Looking back, I now realize how misguided my ten-year-old self’s logic was! So much of …

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Thoughts on an Unseen Enemy

I can’t help wondering, “When did new diseases start getting customized names?” It’s like the Weather Channel naming every snowstorm as if it has unique personality. Or when meteorologists seem to make up terms never before heard, like haboobs, bomb cyclones and The Polar Vortex. Now we have COVID-19: a “novel” coronavirus. How do we handle this unseen enemy? This …

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