“It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off of my chest.”

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An excerpt from a personal ONE story we received from a single mom at one of Grace’s campuses. The One initiative has been playing out in my life over the course of the past several weeks. Money is a source of constant stress for me. On September 25th, I dropped a prayer request in the […]

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What Is Advent?

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Liturgy. Ritual. These words have deep meaning, feel heavy, and often seem distant. They seem descriptive of activities that are occasional, formal and apart from everyday life. Yet we are a people of daily liturgy and ritual — of repetitive actions and behaviors. From the first groggy cup of coffee each morning to the droning […]

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8 Ways to Pray for Your Life

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In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 Not sure what to pray? The Bible is filled with prayers for your every day. Pray for God’s truth to be constantly before you and that God would be your joy. Send out […]

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How to be a good neighbor.

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After ruminating on the parable of the Good Samaritan this week, I realized that I often find myself like the lawyer who precipitates it – standing up, interrupting God, and asking fundamentally flawed questions. “Yeah, but what do I have to do to inherit eternal life and punch my ticket to heaven?” as if I […]

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when hope is all you have.

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The Apostle’s Creed pounds home God’s divine nature and his plan for the redemption of man point by point, and then it culminates in this ethereal, sweeping gaze to the future. I think the authors intended it that way to remind us never to be so caught up in the past or here and now […]

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A Long Way Off

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Oh, the prodigal son. This one always hits so close to home. I have spent years as each of the sons. For most of my life, I identified with the older brother; angry and indignant at the undeserved affection and unwarranted reception that the prodigal receives upon coming home. I toiled diligently and abstained from […]

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