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Making Memories, Building Lasting Relationships

Posted by Paul Hill on

By Paul Hill As I'm sitting here, I've just come back from the memorial of a classmate I've known since 8th grade. Jeff died of liver failure. It was six weeks from the diagnosis until his death. Just six weeks. As with so many, Jeff believed he had more time, so he kept postponing putting his...

"Mother"

Posted by Miriam Won on

By Miriam Won The word ‘mother’ evokes in each person some kind of deep emotions. While some are filled with love and gratitude for our mothers, many others are filled with feelings like hurt, shame, loss, resentment, anger regret, or the constant reminder that you are never good...

Responding

Posted by Richard McElroy on

I watched, just minutes ago, the ground outside my window turn white as hail filled the air. A white covering just appearing, blanketing everything with a thin layer of icy pellets. Now, the sun is shining spring-bright. All the greens and leaf-yellows of new growth on the trees and bushes...

God is Working Around the World

Posted by Sally Bland on

By Sally Bland-- “People will come from east and west and north and south and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.”– Luke 13:29 I love this time of year when we at GPBC celebrate how God is working around the world through our global partners! It’s...

Help in the Wilderness Moments

Posted by Jane Lewis on

By Jane Lewis-- This past Wednesday was the beginning of our Lenten season, and what some Christian denominations refer to as “Ash Wednesday.” I remember both in my youth and young adult life going to mass on this day and receiving the incense-infused ashes spread on my forehead in...

Of Shepherds

Posted by Wayne Williams on

By Wayne Williams-- “Shepherd” is one of the main metaphors of the Bible. Unless it’s talking about the actual occupation of sheep herding, “shepherd” is always a metaphor for leadership. Whether it’s family leadership (parents), religious/church...

Down the Mountain

Posted by Marcus Davis on

By Marcus Davis-- The Transfiguration is one of my favorite moments in the life of Jesus. Not only do we see beautiful imagery of Moses and Elijah representing the law and the prophets pointing toward Jesus, but the mountaintop cloud of God’s presence and audible voice is reminiscent of...

Involving God in All I Do

Posted by Violet Bland on

By Violet Bland-- Growing up as a Christian, I learned it is important to involve God in everything I do. In youth, we read through Colossians, and I liked this verse: “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father...

Do You Love Me?

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

By Joyce Wachsmuth-- The following is a devotion by Henry and Richard Blackaby on January 1: Resolutions"“When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” John 21:15. “Jesus has a wonderful way of restoring...

New Mercies Every Morning in 2022

Posted by Greg Lunsford on

By Greg Lunsford-- Today we are closing out 2021 and tomorrow ushering in 2022! For some of us this may bring a sigh of relief that we made it another year. Others may be anxious, stepping into the new year with skepticism and asking what unknowns we are walking into. And others may be stepping...