WGA and a Local Church

WGA and a Local Church

Where Grace Abounds has been a part of the faith journey of our church for a long time. We have stood alongside Mary Heathman, the founder of WGA, from the beginning.  For years, I served as the senior pastor of our church, and would like to share our...
Christian, Do You Know Who You Are?

Christian, Do You Know Who You Are?

It is always a privilege to speak at my own church, especially when it is about some element of growing closer, deeper, more in tune with Jesus Christ.  Last Sunday I shared along the lines of our identity in Christ.  What follows are a few excerpts from that sermon. ...
Wholeheartedness-Living into the True Story

Wholeheartedness-Living into the True Story

Brene Brown “Wholehearted living is about engaging with our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s...
Leb Shabar: Binding up the Brokenhearted

Leb Shabar: Binding up the Brokenhearted

“In Isaiah 61, the prophet invites the people of Israel to see God differently. Historically, the nation is in exile under the Babylonians, the city of Jerusalem in ruins. Foretold judgement has come, and the people of God are struggling to find hope. Isaiah speaks...
The Blog I Wish I Had Written about Eugene Peterson

The Blog I Wish I Had Written about Eugene Peterson

Two weeks ago, an interview with author of The Message and former pastor Eugene Peterson made the headlines. In the interview, Peterson was asked if he would perform a same-sex wedding, and his reply was simply, “Yes.” You can read that interview here. Day One: The...