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Helping in Times of Need

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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON!?! Our lives have drastically changed in the last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are adjusting to a new normal, and we don’t know how long this new normal will last. Kids don’t have school, people are isolating themselves in their homes, families...

New Year...Time to Renew

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Welcome to 2020!  The start of a new year often inspires people to better their lives in some way, maybe even make a New Year's resolution or two.  To me New Year's resolutions quickly become lists of things I actually will not follow through on.  Because of this I decided a while...

God is Faithful to His Children

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Last Sunday we had the amazing opportunity to worship God as SW Church Together (a partnership between Missio, Riversgate, Multnomah Presbyterian, and Greater Portland Bible Church). Something special happens when we tear down the walls and boundaries of our individual churches and come together...

Kids Day Camp

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Next week we have an amazing opportunity to reach beyond the walls of GPBC and bring the gospel to kids in the Southwest Portland community! We will be partnering with Missio and Riversgate to host Kids Day Camp—a fun and engaging week of VBS. Throughout the week, we will focus on...

Impacting Lives in Spain

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Summer is just around the corner, are you ready?! This time of year is always busy in the Bland household as we adjust our daily routines to a more fluid schedule—more accurately, a non-schedule

Easter Reflections

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What does Easter mean to you? Last Sunday we asked some of our preschool and elementary students that question, and it made me think what my answer would be. As a child, growing up in a non-Christian home, Easter simply meant a visit from the Easter Bunny. I remember being excited to wake up and...

Finding your Spiritual Gifts

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It’s hard to believe it is almost 2019! Ever since James and I had children the years seem to fly by. Honestly, I never felt like I was getting older until I had kids, but now there is no denying it! As the new year approaches, it is a great opportunity to get to know our children on a...

Raising Kids in a Godly Home

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Our children are maturing quickly, much faster than James and I would like! Isaac is counting the days until he can get his learner’s permit, and Violet is learning how to negotiate the emotional craziness of junior high. As our children grow older, James and I realize how sexualized the...

Changing Lives in Spain

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Earlier this month, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Spain with a group from GPBC, and serve alongside our global partners, Dan and Eva Anderson. God gave Dan and Eva a heart for the Moroccan immigrant and Spanish community within the La Fortuna neighborhood of Madrid. Through their...

Spain Mission Trip 2018

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Have you ever had the opportunity to serve God by going on a mission trip?  I remember how inspiring it was to hear how God worked in the lives of the youth at our church during their mission trip last summer.  As the students and leaders stepped out of their comfort zone to serve the...