12 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Grief

Posted on August 18, 2018

Why do terrible things happen to extraordinary people? I wish we knew the answer to that question. Whether you’ve been touched by personal loss, or maybe the global news is keeping you up at night, the reality is—grief happens. And even if we understood...

More Than Music

Posted on August 16, 2018

BY KENDRA KIRBY, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CENTRALIZED WORSHIP Psalm 8:1-2: O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!  Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies...

Backpacks: A Piece of Our Puzzle

Posted on August 15, 2018

BY JEN NOELLE, GRACE ATTENDER Ever since I was a little girl, my family has been involved in service. Intermixed in my memories of vacations and celebrations and lazy summer days are recollections of visiting an elderly couple in their home, collecting...

Foregiveness: The Most Radical Choice

Posted on August 14, 2018

Of the many parts of life we cannot escape, being hurt at the hands of another person is especially painful. The reality of inviting other people into our lives is that we will get hurt and we will hurt others.  We will be selfish. We will not...

What You Need to Know About Stewardship

Posted on August 10, 2018

A steward is someone who is appointed to take care of or look after another’s property.  God created us in His image to be His managers over the world He created (Genesis 1:27-30). We are responsible to God for how we manage our lives and the resources...

Divorced? 4 Promises God Wants You to Embrace

Posted on August 08, 2018

There was a season when I couldn’t walk into a room without feeling like every eye was on me. I was the Christian who got divorced. When I got married, I thought it would be forever. We knew Jesus, and we were in love. But two years in, the relationship...

Why Healing May Not Be the Only Way to Pray When Someone is Suffering

Posted on August 06, 2018

When I picked up the phone and Mom said, “breast cancer,” I had to stop and think about how to pray for her. I didn’t know if I should pray for healing or be what I used to think was a “good Christian” and just thank God in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians...

An Outward Symbol of Inward Change

Posted on August 04, 2018

BY CATHY SCHAEFER, GRACE ATTENDER & ROOTED PARTICIPANT I was born into a large, loud, mostly Irish, and very Catholic family and grew up in the 1960’s and 70’s. My parents had me baptized as an infant, and although I am grateful for the decision that...

Jesus Gave Us the Blueprints for God’s Kingdom

Posted on July 31, 2018

BY MICHELLE WILLIAMS, GRACE ATTENDER “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass...

Changed

Posted on July 30, 2018

BY MARIA JOSE PAEX MAESTRE, GRACE ATTENDER & ROOTED PARTICIPANT When I arrived in this city two years ago, I tried coming to Grace once. However, at that time, I did not feel at home. Maybe it was because I compared the church where I attended in Miami...