Posts with the category “prayer”
Holy Week Prayer and Scripture Guide
April 8th, 2020
For Holy Week, starting Monday, April 6 and culminating on Easter Sunday, we invite you to join us in this daily prayer and scripture guide.(Click here to access guide.)......
Prayer Walk Guide
April 8th, 2020
As you pray God's promises with specific homes or work sites in view, hope for those people should begin to grow. Hopefully, you will begin to see people as God views them. You will likely find yourse...
March 20th, 2020
No Quick FixesUsually, there aren’t quick fixes to complicated problems. And any promises of such things should be met with a fair amount of skepticism. At least, that seems to be among the convention...
Taking a Step Back: Testimonies from the Retreats
October 16th, 2019
From Jennifer:“The Women’s Retreat last weekend focused on Isaiah 30, and one verse that resonated with me was verse 15: “For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: ‘You will be delivered by ...
Why Pastor & Leadership Appreciation Month Matters
September 26th, 2019
Written by Jeff Boyer, CFP, AAMS, GCR ElderOctober, what a great month! Fall weather and all its glories arrive. We start to enjoy sweater weather, pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING, outdoor fires, apple pick...
Creating Rhythms of Remembrance
September 10th, 2019
By Abby Barr, Director of OperationsI’ve found that the older I get the more forgetful I become. Just as my life has become more complicated and packed than ever, my mind has also become sleep-deprive...
A Holistic Approach to Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines
August 15th, 2019
As a 21st century, American culture, we have become obsessed with food and image. It takes nothing more than a scroll through social media or a walk down the magazine aisle to see that something is as...
July 10th, 2019
Written by Christiana BoyerI love the four seasons of the year because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter! I basically just knew hot, fo...
Joining in God's Work: Karen's Story
July 3rd, 2019
This story was shared by Karen Nichols at the College Hill Interest Meeting on Sunday, June 30; we’ve included it here because we appreciate her heart of service and wanted to share her story with eve...
An Author’s Untimely Passing and Some Laundry
June 11th, 2019
By Jennifer Redmond, Communications DirectorThe passage of time is relentless. We know this reality, and yet we so often forget it, behaving as if time slows to our demands, as if by ignoring it, we c...
What’s In a Name? Mara’s Story
June 4th, 2019
By Jordan StaffordImagine being so dehydrated after only drinking coffee for three days straight that you change your name to “Dehydrated.” I don’t know about you, but only drinking coffee is 100% som...
On Wives, Wisdom, and Knowledge: Some Thoughts from Solomon
May 29th, 2019
written by Dr. Jim NutterSince late March, our Steadfast class (one of GCR’s Discipleship Communities) has been doing an in depth Bible study of the sayings of Solomon; each week we’ve been reading tw...
Choosing to Love
May 15th, 2019
Written by Juan Dugan, D.Min.There is a true wisdom in the way the Old Testament understood love, particularly when it comes to the topic of marriage. This wisdom and depth stands in stark contrast to...
The Vineyard Song
May 2nd, 2019
written by Danika Delello“What more could I have done for my vineyard than I did? Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes, did it yield worthless grapes?” Isaiah 5:4In Isaiah chapter five, a song ...
We are Sea Glass
April 24th, 2019
written by Jordan StaffordWe are sea glass. Let me explain.Broken and shattered bottles tossed aside by undesiring hands create the beautiful sea glass found along many shores. With each pounding wave...
January 30th, 2019
written by Becca Bogardus, GCR Communications DirectorAs we study God’s Word, we see the Lord’s ultimate authority and power interlaced throughout Scripture. The Lord is sovereign, all-powerful, trans...
December 17th, 2018
by Fred Volk, Ph.D.In First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul describes what love is when he states unequivocally that no matter what we have gained in our lives in terms of accomplishments and material w...
December 12th, 2018
by Juan Dugan, D.Min. – Worship LeaderJoy is a tricky thing. We often hear it described as happiness or a positive outlook, but for anyone who has ever felt joyous, we know it’s more than that. There ...
Why Pastor and Leadership Appreciation Month Matters
September 26th, 2018
by Jeff Boyer, CFP, AAMS, GCR ElderOctober, what a great month! Fall weather and all its glories arrive. We start to enjoy sweater weather, pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING, outdoor fires, apple picking, Maj...
The Strength Paradox
August 22nd, 2018
by Abby Barr, M.Ed.All of us have areas of our lives where we excel. We are called into roles in which our gifts shine and our weaknesses are minimized. If you’re anything like me, you love spending t...
A Time to Rest
May 30th, 2018
by Brandon Read, Gospel Student Ministries DirectorTime is a precious commodity. But in this day and age, we tend to move quickly from one task to another, making everything feel like a blur. Unfortun...
I Shall Not Want
April 25th, 2018
by Christi-Anna Boyer“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for...