Identity & White Space

Identity & White Space

By Kathy Petersen, Senior Director of Adult Ministry Last week I hit a wall. I got to the end of the week and my to do list for work was just as long (maybe longer) than it was at the start of the week. I was working all day going from one Zoom meeting to the next...
What (not) to say to someone who is grieving

What (not) to say to someone who is grieving

By Marie C. Celano, LCPC, Director of Grace Counseling Ministries & Amanda Kim, Director of Communications Oftentimes, we just want to make someone feel better or fix “it.” But when someone is grieving, the most important thing is to just be there. Give them the...
Let Yourself be Known

Let Yourself be Known

Written by Kathy Petersen, Senior Director of Adult Ministry This week I got a text from a friend asking if I had time to talk with her. I have been checking in with her over the past 2 months and she said she was doing OK. And she was doing OK until she wasn’t. And...

Your heart… how is it feeling today?

Written by Kathy Petersen, Senior Director of Adult Ministry Your heart – how is it feeling today? Growing weary? Frustration building? Grace giving? Bursting with joy? Or breaking? I want to remind you that no matter where your heart is at this exact moment, God is...

On being “inwardly attentive”

Written by Kathy Petersen, Senior Director of Adult Ministry Even before this time of stay at home restrictions, many women I know had one priority in the day: just making it through. Life in this area is hectic and women often find themselves torn in a thousand...

A NOTE TO MARRIED COUPLES FROM GRACE MARRIAGES

By Dustin Youngstrom, Pastor of Grace Marriages Ministry  Dear Grace Couples, Let’s be honest, this is hard. And when things are hard, for those of us who are married, the relationship most likely to be affected negatively by stress is the one closest to us. No matter...