Refining Seasons
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Refining Seasons

Written by Christiana Boyer I love the four seasons of the year because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter! I basically just knew hot, followed by humid hot, before humid cool, and then hot again. When I moved to Virginia in 2001, I discovered there...

Joining in God’s Work: Karen’s Story
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Joining in God’s Work: Karen’s Story

This story was shared by Karen Nichols at the College Hill Interest Meeting on Sunday, June 30; we’ve included it here because we appreciate her heart of service and wanted to share her story with everyone! I‘m Karen Nichols, and I have worked at this [Rivermont location] as a Ministry Assistant for almost 30 years....

What’s In a Name? Mara’s Story
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What’s In a Name? Mara’s Story

By Jordan Stafford Imagine being so dehydrated after only drinking coffee for three days straight that you change your name to “Dehydrated.” I don’t know about you, but only drinking coffee is 100% something that I might do. In fact, sometimes I feel that coffee is the fuel that motivates me to do just about...

On Wives, Wisdom, and Knowledge: Some Thoughts from Solomon
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On Wives, Wisdom, and Knowledge: Some Thoughts from Solomon

written by Dr. Jim Nutter Since late March, our Steadfast class (one of GCR’s Discipleship Communities) has been doing an in depth Bible study of the sayings of Solomon; each week we’ve been reading two chapters of Proverbs, and we’ll finish with Ecclesiastes in September. Solomon is known for many things, including his wisdom, his...

Choosing to Love
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Choosing to Love

Written by Juan Dugan, D.Min. There is a true wisdom in the way the Old Testament understood love, particularly when it comes to the topic of marriage. This wisdom and depth stands in stark contrast to our modern culture, which uses one word to convey a variety of meanings such as “I love my wife”...