My Why To Live For: Healing the Broken Place of Hatred

Posted on March 22, 2019

BY SARAH CARVER, GRACE ATTENDER I am angry. Over the past couple of years, this anger has only grown. The hate and racism that has become so loud in the world, has drawn me into a fight that I did not realize was a calling until recently. I cannot...

Easy Steps to Healing the Broken Place of Decay!

Posted on March 20, 2019

BY LEAH GOLLAND, GRACE STAFF & ATTENDER I’m a child of the eighties and nineties, when phrases like “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” became part of the cultural vernacular. Captain Planet was one of my favorite shows on Saturday mornings. I remember singing...

Discovering My Destiny To Heal Pain

Posted on March 12, 2019

BY MICHELLE WILLIAMS, GRACE ATTENDER “I want to be a healer.” This thought popped into my head as Dave started his kickoff sermon in the A Why to Live For series. I quickly recognized the thought as a distinct nudge from the Holy Spirit—because...

Staying Sane While Having a Baby

Posted on March 06, 2019

BY ROSIE WITTLEDER Mental health and having a baby. It’s really something. And it’s not a topic I have written on before. So this is my first go... I live with PTSD. Actually, I live with complex PTSD. This means I experience the effects of PTSD on...

The Sad Truth About Diapers

Posted on February 28, 2019

BY EMILY PATTERSON-JACKSON, GRACE ATTENDER Years ago I was working in a food pantry and a young woman came in with her baby asking for diapers. She needed size 5’s but this pantry rarely had diapers. I told her that I was sorry but all we had were...

The Value of Community

Posted on February 26, 2019

BY JESSICA SHERRILL, GRACE ATTENDER This weekend Barry wrapped up the ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ series. A series that detailed the importance of a loving community as shown not only in the life of Jesus, but also in the nostalgia of ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.’...

The Idea

Posted on February 25, 2019

BY DAVE RODRIGUEZ, SENIOR PASTOR “Greatness always, always starts with the idea – or, to be precise, an idea backed by ferocious belief.  Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief, Inc.Magazine November 2017   I had an idea, one backed...

A Beautiful Reflection: Part 1

Posted on February 23, 2019

BY MICHELLE WILLIAMS, GRACE ATTENDER Introduction I felt God’s call to start writing fiction in the middle of 2018. It came as a bit of a surprise to me since I’ve immersed myself in reading non-fiction for the better part of the last two decades,...

Destiny Shapers

Posted on February 21, 2019

BY DAVE RODRIGUEZ, SENIOR PASTOR I could take you to the spot on the platform at the front of my childhood church and show you where the spark was lit. The moment my calling was initiated. Mrs. Sue Pethrick, my third grade Sunday School teacher, saw...

The Gift of Kids Exposing our Weakness

Posted on February 19, 2019

BY ROSIE WITTLEDER, GRACE ATTENDER Can I just take a moment and be gut-level honest with you? About my family, my parenting, and some of our struggles behind closed doors? Last week was a very challenging time for my husband Mark and I when it came...