Does Membership Matter?

March 21, 2024

The right question can sometimes be more important than the right answer. Marissa Levin, writing for Inc. Magazine1 quoted a Chinese Proverb to get her readers thinking: He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes.   He who does not ask remains a fool forever. The article is worth your time to…


The Red Letter Challenge - Reading tips

January 9, 2024

The words Jesus said were all meant to give life and be transformative. They are dynamic and universally understandable. Imagine this: be there first-hand, understand Aramaic (the original language he spoke) but read it in English, be from his culture (Jewish, under Roman occupation), or even be a man. When Jesus taught, he did not…


Christmas Presence

December 21, 2023

It amazes me the irony that the commemoration of the birth of Jesus brings. On “Black Friday”, an entire economy is boosted by the end of the year purchases made by people looking to find gifts for Christmas … or most likely gifts for themselves.  The emergence of “cyber-shopping” has stemmed the tide of frenzied…


A Search Team Prayer Update

September 9, 2023

Today, a letter from the search team was included in the bulletin. I'd check your email, too. Didn't see it? Try looking HERE. If you were at church, you were also given a Commitment Card to pray. You can also sign-up for one, HERE, on-line. Why all this fuss? If you're a Grace Member, it's…


For the Love of God … SING!

May 25, 2023

This post is about the connection between Hall of Famers and Worship. Stay with me … His name was Wilbur “Pete” Henry. They called him “Fats” and he was legendary as football lineman. Inducted into the Football Hall of Fame, actually. How big was he? An astounding 5 feet 11 inches and 245 pounds. I…


The Confession of Rahab and Andrew Klaven

February 11, 2023

Until I was baptized, I don’t think I was a Jew. Andrew Klaven Andrew Klaven is an award-winning screenplay writer, suspense writer and media commentator. But what is really gripping is his own story (which you can read or briefly watch). How does a 50 year-old agnostic Jew from San Diego suddenly find himself being…


Surprised by Gratitude

September 14, 2022

The root of joy is gratefulness… it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. Brother David Steindl-Rast As some of you might know, in March of 2022, Grace Community Church gave me a spectacular gift in the form of a month-long sabbatical. You can read about lessons learned,…


The Anniversary I Didn’t Want, But Grateful I Can Celebrate

July 14, 2022

On Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 2:45 in the afternoon, I walked to a bell, read an inscription, and rang a bell. Up until that point, I didn’t want to ring that bell. I had just finished up several hours of one infusion after another of the “killer cocktail” delivered via IV. I was tired,…


When God said No to Jesus, but Yes to Us.

May 22, 2022

Sunday’s at Grace is the celebration of God’s grace. We are commanded to worship the Lord and exult in His glory and magnify His love and goodness. His presence is there in power and fullness of joy! Come to Grace on a Sunday morning, and you’ll know what I’m talking about! And every Sunday, we…

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