If It's OK to Not Be OK, Why Do I Still Feel Guilty & Depressed?

Posted on January 22, 2019

As a woman who wrestled with depression and went through three counselors in two years, this article is what I wish someone had told me about getting help and why I don’t need to feel guilty about it. “Maybe you should call your doctor about some medication.” “You...

Get to Know Barry - 10 Fast Facts

Posted on January 21, 2019

BY MICHILLE WILLIAMS, BLOGGER & GRACE ATTENDER I’ve never really held a conversation with Barry Rodriguez, but I’ve been around Grace Church long enough to have picked up quite a bit about him. When the church board announced that Barry had been selected...

Porn Kept Me Trapped in My Secret Shame

Posted on January 18, 2019

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 pretending...

With Reservation I said Yes

Posted on January 18, 2019

BY JUDAH HOLLAND, WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP TRAINING TEAM MEMBER   Just before deciding to go to Rwanda I wrote these words in my journal, “God, I know that I have to be obedient and trust you in all things – big and small.” Each time I am faced with an...

Care Center Open for Government Employees Affected By Shutdown

Posted on January 17, 2019

PRESS RELEASE ​LOCAL CHURCH & CARE CENTER OFFERS AID TO THOSE IMPACTED BY SHUTDOWN Grace Church’s Care Center open to federal workers during government shutdown. Choice Food Pantry & other care services available...

Arming ALARM

Posted on January 16, 2019

BY MARK & JULIE PAYNE, GRACE ATTENDERS “I want to help the Rwandan people and speak for those who are mistreated.” This was the overriding response when we asked 25 Rwandan attorneys practicing in the northwestern province of Musanze why they chose...

How to Forgive When You're Still Mad

Posted on January 11, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a good friend, one who will always have your back. But what happens when it seems like your closest friend has stabbed you in the back instead? If you’ve ever experienced betrayal from a trusted friend, you know...

Why Go On A Mission Trip?

Posted on January 03, 2019

BY SANDRA DRAGON, GRACE ATTENDER In the months leading up to my short-term mission trip to Ukraine, this question played like subtle theme music in the background of my mind.  We’re supposed to live on “mission,” my inner dialogue...

Two Gifts

Posted on December 31, 2018

BY JASON HILL, GRACE ATTENDER   While on my first overseas mission trip, the team I was a part of gave one Cuban homeowner two gifts. One of these gifts she tried to give away and the other she eagerly consumed. I was surprised at how our interaction...

When We Blow It As Parents

Posted on December 29, 2018

BY ROSIE WITTLEDER, GRACE ATTENDER As I begin writing on the subject of parenting, I know how challenging, sensitive and painful this area of life is to look at. We love our kids. We want the best for them and would never want to hurt them. Yet, as...