The 7 Year Itch

The 7 Year Itch

Let’s play a game of association. 7. What thoughts and images come to mind when you see the number seven? Make a mental list on your own for 5 seconds before continuing on. Seven days of the week. “Lucky” number sevens on a slot machine. Multiples of seven measure how...
How God used a piece of paper to change my life

How God used a piece of paper to change my life

On September 5th of 2019, instead of heading into the new school year as I have been the past 8 years as a special education teacher, I’ll be on my way to the Middle East to support a family who is in desperate need of a homeschool teacher.  This family has been...
Reflections

Reflections

This past July, we spent 31 days seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting, asking him to do a powerful work in the next generation of students.  We called on you – the body at Grace – to join in this time of prayer and fasting. As July has come and gone, it would...
Pastor Mitchel’s Summer Reading List

Pastor Mitchel’s Summer Reading List

Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to dust off those reading glasses, dig out your library card, and get lost in a book.   You hear him quote from books on stage all the time; our resident reader and lead pastor shares his book recommendations for the...
Marriage Isn’t Hard, It’s Hard Work

Marriage Isn’t Hard, It’s Hard Work

Let’s face it, marriage is hard work. But that’s different than saying “marriage is hard.”  “Marriage is hard” … we hear that refrain far too often, but it’s problematic. It creates a certain mindset from the outset: it assumes that connection and satisfaction in...
The Making of a Song – Kingdom Come

The Making of a Song – Kingdom Come

A Worship Director. A Creative Director. A Worship Resident. An Assistant Worship Director and Mom. A Valuation Associate. An Engineer. And a High School Senior. God brought this group of Gracers together for a weekend songwriting retreat in February, and after pounds...
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