Called Out of the Darkness

Posted on September 22, 2018

BY ERICA HUCKSTEP, GRACE ATTENDER We have been singing Glorious Day at church a lot recently. While it hits me deeply because it reminds me of when I needed to be called out of darkness, God put something else on my heart one Sunday morning. I...

How To Honor Your Parents As They Age

Posted on September 20, 2018

Before I got married, my husband and I knew we would face a number of situations we had to plan for and think through.  How will we handle our money?  Where’s the best place to live?  How will we balance our marriage with...

Suicide Doesn't Affect Just You

Posted on September 19, 2018

One person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes in the United States, according to the American Suicide Prevention Foundation. With World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10, the whole month is an opportunity to raise awareness and have a conversation...

Grief & Bereavement Help

Posted on September 12, 2018

    BY CAROLINE JAMES We’ve been caring for my aging parents over the last several years, and a few weeks ago, we had the worst scare of our lives: my father had a heart attack. We didn’t think he was going to make it, but miracle of miracles, he pulled...

    My Rooted Story - Barry Rodriguez

    Posted on September 10, 2018

    BY BARRY RODRIGUEZ, SENIOR PASTORAL RESIDENT   In 2005 I had the chance to spend a full year interning with Nairobi Chapel in Kenya. That year happened to be when Nairobi Chapel took the bold step to multiply themselves into five new church plants spread...

    Can Purity Be Reality?

    Posted on September 01, 2018

    Purity is not just another word for virginity. Purity is greater than abstaining from premarital sex. Purity is a state of mind and a condition of the heart. Purity is not asking “How far can I go sexually?” Purity shifts our thought process...

    If You Only Knew

    Posted on August 31, 2018

    BY MICHELLE WILLIAMS, GRACE ATTENDER & BLOGGER “If you only knew.” Dave paused and mulled on this phrase in last weekend’s sermon just long enough for a truth to jump right out at me. In the story of Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well,...

    Porn Kept Me Trapped in My Secret Shame

    Posted on August 30, 2018

    Courtesy of our friends at NewSpring Church.   Kate Mardis, a pastor's daughter, hid her porn addiction for 13 years. Confessing to friends began her journey to freedom. About 16 years ago, I stayed home from the 8th grade one day...

    God Never Gives Up

    Posted on August 28, 2018

    BY TOM DUKE, GRACE ATTENDER I have been told numerous times lately, and with very clear direction from God, that my story needs to be shared in a larger capacity…but in the meantime, here’s a brief snapshot…   I grew up an original member of Grace....

    One Practical Way to Unify Your Marriage Today

    Posted on August 28, 2018

    Admit it. We all secretly desire the rom-com marriage model. We want to bump into the person who, without any effort on our part, has insight into our souls. You know, that incredibly good-looking guy or girl who knows just what to do (or not do) to make...