Ash Wednesday

Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground,  since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”  Mark 1:14-15 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 …

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Flying Under the Radar

If you go on the Grace Redeemer website, you will find information about a host of groups: Grace Kids, New Life, Crossroads, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Growth Groups, Life Groups … the list goes on and on.  It’s wonderful to see the many ways that people can connect, grow in faith, find fellowship, be discipled, and serve.  But there’s one group …

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What Does It Mean To Embrace Grace?

GRC has recently launched a ministry called Embrace Grace, a support group for single women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Since October, our church has partnered with Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center in leading weekly meetings with this moms-to-be. Our desire has been to provide a safe, nonjudgmental place for the women to hear about God’s grace through Jesus, while …

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Ministry Overview: Celebrate Recovery

Helping the Wounded Find Freedom:Moving Beyond Hurts, Hang-Ups, and Habitsto Experience Help, Hope, and Healing HELPLife is hard! Some grow up under very difficult circumstances while others never grow up! There’s cynicism, disrespect, neglect, abandonment, and/or abuse. Pain becomes so unbearable it leads to difficult relationships, loss of hope, and inadequate coping mechanisms. These struggles at CR, are better described as the 3H’s that …

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The Wandering Mind

I am plagued by a problem I most likely share with many of you. I am far too easily distracted, by anything and everything. My thoughts zing from one strand to another, totally unrelated ideas. I miss what someone is saying because I’m thinking of what to say or what to do next.  It doesn’t matter where I am – …

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Saturday, December 24: King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Revelation 17:14They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” Revelation 19:11-16I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.  His eyes are like …

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Friday, December 23: I Am

John 8:54-59Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.  Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.  Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; …

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An Open Invitation to a Birthday Party

As a kid, I remember wrapping a gift for a friend in some newspaper comics right before the party.  The party was going to be at McDonald’s and Happy Meals were all the rage back then.  We played pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, and that was the first cake I ever saw that was made out of ice cream!  Those were the days, right?  …

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Thursday, December 22: The Life

John 14:5-6Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 11:23-27Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to …

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Wednesday, December 21: The Truth

John 14:5-6Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 18:36-38Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom …

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