In the Image of God

Many of you know that I’ve been back in school, starting a Master’s of Divinity degree at age 59.  What I can tell you is that the mind doesn’t work as well now as it used to, but you can not improve on the subject matter.  I’ve had the joy, yes, it is really a joy, to study Biblical Hebrew.  …

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Join the Prayer Rebellion

Most people have heard of Patrick Henry’s defiant call at the second Virginia Convention of 1775: “…give me liberty or give me death!” This was a call to form armed militias in resistance to British law, and in order to repel and repulse a potential incursion by British troops. It was unquestionably an exhortation in favor of rebellion. Other political …

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So That They Might Believe

When Steven and I joined the Youth Group team in Summer 2019, we were excited about many things: serving in a ministry together as husband and wife, the team itself of servant-hearted, Christ-centered individuals, and getting to know a demographic of our GRC family that, up until then, had flown under our radar.  What we didn’t realize was how deep …

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The Grace of God

What is your definition of the grace of God? For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us …

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Silence, God Working

The Minor Prophets are seldom read, let alone studied, by most of us, but they have pertinent God-given wisdom that we should heed as believers. When we read them, we get a peek at what God is doing, why He is doing it, and how He will fulfill His plan for His people. The title, “Silence, God Working” caught my attention …

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Church, Look in the Mirror!

Hello GRC –  Given my distracted season at home (all good) and the chaos in our country, one might think it’d be a good season to sit on the sidelines, but I feel a pastoral-leadership burden to share a couple of thoughts, even if they’re a bit muddled… A number of charismatic Christian leaders who describe themselves as modern-day prophets, …

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

If you watched the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” (if you haven’t, you should), you probably remember the premise of the movie.  On Christmas Eve, a crisis triggers George Bailey’s insecurities and his deep-seated resentment at spending his entire adult life working for the tiny Bailey Brothers Building and Loan, rather than doing the great things—traveling widely, building impressive buildings—that …

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A Joyous Christmas Surprise

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.”​ — Psalm 107:1-2.  Christmas Looks Different: Is There Something Missing? Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” sets the scene for today’s Voice of Grace. Looking through God’s 20/20 vision, the changes in our church is a testimony of His redemption: seeing God on the move, …

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Duality in Reality

Have you ever seen this image?  What do you see? It is a well-known optical illusion in that depending on how you look at it, it is either the face of an elderly woman or the profile of a much younger woman.  The same image conveys both interpretations depending on the viewer.  I think we can all relate to instances …

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