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...

Making Room for Hospitality
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Making Room for Hospitality

Written by Abby Barr, M.Ed., Director of Operations Generally speaking, my husband and I are not shy people. In fact, I’m convinced that Ryan knows over half the population of Lynchburg by name, and likewise, Ryan is continually amazed at the depth and variety of topics I can cover with someone in a quick five...

November 14, 2018December 6, 2018by
Not Thankful?
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Not Thankful?

Written by Andrew Moroz, Teaching Pastor Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. For most people that means family, friends, and food, and, usually, at least some consideration of things that we’re thankful for. But what if you’re not thankful? What if you’re in a season of life where you find it difficult to be...

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