Go and Tell

November 7, 2019

Throughout my childhood, I was the most introverted person you would come across. Sometime in my mid-20s, I suddenly couldn’t help talking to people, even complete strangers. I would engage people in whatever topic(s) they were interested in, whatever they threw at me. But, as a believer since my early-30s, I found myself incredibly shy … Read More

An Aversion to Prayer

October 31, 2019

Sadly, I notice in me an aversion to prayer. Not all types of prayer – blessing a meal, praying for a friend, our world, etc.. – but particularly my midday prayer. It’s in my calendar and accompanied by an alarm, but nonetheless it is often subject to the snooze button or disregarded altogether. My dislike … Read More

What’s Your Favorite?

October 24, 2019

What’s your favorite food?  What’s your favorite movie?  Your favorite novel?  Or your favorite record album?  These are some of the fun questions we ask, to get to know each other better, to see what interests we have in common, or simply to pass the time.  Sometimes these interchanges are fun, and sometimes they can … Read More

Learning From Naomi About God’s Provision

October 17, 2019

We’ve been looking at the Old Testament Book of Ruth in our small group and trying to see the story freshly, through the eyes of those who would have read the story when it was written.  Our American world in the 21st century is wildly different than what Naomi, Ruth and Boaz experienced.  There are … Read More

Believing What We Sing

October 10, 2019

“There is no one like Jesus, there is no one like him. We walk, we turn, we search; there is no one like him.” If you attended GRC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on September 21st, you may have heard some kids and adults from our congregation singing these words. If you are like me (and I … Read More

Wilson, Lennon, and Jesus

October 3, 2019

At the Versailles Peace Conference of 1919, following an adoring reception by thousands of Parisians, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson told assembled leaders that they had the chance to establish peace where all others had failed. He added that  “Even Jesus Christ had failed because he gave us the ideal without devising a practical scheme to … Read More