Symbols On Your Hands

In my previous Voice of Grace (9/5/2019), I shared about my lack of discipline in waking up early to go to the gym, looking for any excuse to skip out even though I knew the benefits of having that early morning workout. When COVID-19 shut down the country—including gyms—I acknowledged that I would need even more discipline to develop the …

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Worship: Emotions, Encounter, Engage

Hey GRC, If you don’t already know this about me, I really enjoy worshiping with you all every Sunday!  And I really hope that comes across consistently, mostly because I believe that is how God has wired me to connect with my fellow believers as we live out our lives in a biblical community (one of our church’s core values!).  …

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Daily Bread of Grace

Countless times when I have recited the Lord’s Prayer, I ask myself, “What does it mean to ‘give us this day our daily bread?” In our culture, we use the word “bread “as a synonym for “money”: the wage earner in our household is called “the breadwinner”.  Bread remains, at least in our cultural language, a symbol of rudimentary provision …

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Sell the Yachts

Earlier this year I read River-Horse, by William Least Heat-Moon.  The book details his voyage across the United States, from Elizabeth, NJ to Astoria, OR in a 22-foot long boat.  It’s a very entertaining tale, told by the same man who wrote Blue Highways, his journey of driving across the United States on the backroads.  I highly recommend both books. …

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A Community of Grace for the Journey

As I sit outside on this cool summer evening overlooking the beautiful greenery in our backyard, I see the beauty of God’s creation, and I’m reminded of God’s many blessings. Many times, I find it much easier to reflect on troubles and the things I wish were different or the things that “were not supposed to be this way” instead …

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Reflection on God’s Gift

Most Christians will automatically think of Jesus from the title, and rightly so, as he is God’s most costly and lavish gift to us!  But we will surely be missing the breadth of God’s love if we overlook the gifts He gives to us each day and throughout different stages in our lives.  Think of someone that you really tried …

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Iron Sharpens Iron

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) Dear Men of GRC, This is for you. Thursday men’s study (TMS) began after Fred and I started to talk about what would be a good way to engage the men at our church. We decided to start a men’s Bible study on Thursday nights, from 8 PM – …

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