Dealing in Hope

“A leader is a dealer in hope” Napoleon Bonaparte 

Friends – At Just The Right Time

At key moments I've had people come into my life, even when I didn't know I needed them and often when I didn't think I had any room in my life for more people. But there they were intruding, interrupting and turning me around and upside down. So this weekend as I...

Qualities of our heart

GHOST STORIES week 2 | THE FRUIT As promised, here are some of my notes regarding the qualities of our heart or fruit of the spirit, from yesterdays talk. I'm praying for you today, that these distinctives would be present and alive in your life today. - g We, all of...

Be kind, tender hearted..

Last weekend I stepped into "my" meadow to talk about the tragic events of the week and to offer these words of hope and encouragement.    “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under...

Speaking of Steps

photo credit - Nichole Schrock I love this Galatians 5 scripture: 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! No...

Sunday Excerpts

Ephesians 1:18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called--his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. When I am generous with my time my treasure and my talent, my...

Choosing so others feel chosen

Because it's worth it - when it first rolled off the lips of the lead team member, I thought, "well, there is an often used phrase that is familiar and comfortable. I wondered if it could gain traction as a driver for the initiative that we were about to launch." I'm...

Like a Boss!

I love cinnamon rolls. My mom's cinnamon rolls have always been part of my memory. When Brenda and I owned a restaurant back in the early 90's, mom came in and worked with the bakers till they had her recipe perfected and then...

For Those That Come After Us

Jenkins on the left and Leib on the right. Photo courtesy of Mark Waltz   Longtime Elkhart Truth columnist and friend to Granger Community Church (GCC), Richard Leib died on March 1, 2016. (read more) Today, I was honored to say a few words at his memorial...

Escape from Betrayal

In our current preaching series,"Welcome to the Wilderness" we are taking 6 weeks and 6 biblical characters to consider how we might follow their example and navigate the wilderness experiences of our lives for the glory of God and for our good. This past weekend I...

UNexpected…love

On the last Sunday of 2015 we closed out our UNexpected series with a talk on UNexpected Love at GCC Elkhart. If you missed it or want to hear again how God's love is transforming us through community and connection...here it is, unvarnished and rough but honest and...

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