Reflections on: Mistakes & Regrets

Reflections on: Mistakes & Regrets

Written by Thomas Anderson, Pastor of Grace Men Failure is one of those words in the English language that can crush us in seconds. Moral failure is no different, if not worse. Primarily because, as Christians, we long to hear the exact opposite from our Father in...
Shame vs. Guilt

Shame vs. Guilt

By Marie C. Celano, LCPC, Director of Grace Counseling “I didn’t get into that college.” “I didn’t get that job.” “I got a divorce.” “I made a bad financial decision.” All of these statements have these things in common: regret and shame. When shame is present,...
Ordinary Means of Sharing Extraordinary Hope

Ordinary Means of Sharing Extraordinary Hope

By Seth Rumsey, Community Groups Pastor I read recently that salvation lies at the intersection of the natural and supernatural. All of us came to saving faith by both natural and supernatural means; God used ordinary means to do something extraordinary. We might have...
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...
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