Peace
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Peace

By Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed. In the protestant tradition, the focus of Advent is most often on the arrival of Jesus—Emanuel, God with us. But one season, that focus dramatically shifted for me. Five years ago, I was 8 months pregnant at Christmas; in a few short weeks I would become a mother. Many days I...

Why Pastor & Leadership Appreciation Month Matters
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Why Pastor & Leadership Appreciation Month Matters

Written by Jeff Boyer, CFP, AAMS, GCR Elder October, what a great month! Fall weather and all its glories arrive. We start to enjoy sweater weather, pumpkin-spiced EVERYTHING, outdoor fires, apple picking, Major League Baseball playoffs, and memories with our closest friends and family. But there’s another reason I love October … we get to...

September 26, 2018October 3, 2018by
God Prepares His People
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God Prepares His People

Written by Juan Dugan, D.Min. – Worship Leader What if I told you that you’ve completely misunderstood the story of David and Goliath? If you read through I Samuel 17, it appears to be the story of a young boy who stood up for God’s people against overwhelming odds. David was not a military man...

September 19, 2018September 19, 2018by
Let’s Testify
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Let’s Testify

Written by Christi-Anna Boyer Recently, a group of 55 women from Gospel Community Rivermont went on a weekend retreat in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While no one knew exactly what God was going to do with us during this time, I believe there was a sense among most of us that God...

September 12, 2018September 20, 2018by
The Strength Paradox
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The Strength Paradox

Written by Abby Barr, M.Ed. All of us have areas of our lives where we excel. We are called into roles in which our gifts shine and our weaknesses are minimized. If you’re anything like me, you love spending time fulfilling these roles. I love the effortlessness that is experienced when my gifts intersect nearly...