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....

An Author’s Untimely Passing and Some Laundry
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An Author’s Untimely Passing and Some Laundry

By Jennifer Redmond, Communications Director The passage of time is relentless. We know this reality, and yet we so often forget it, behaving as if time slows to our demands, as if by ignoring it, we can press “pause.” But, the delivery of some tragic news recently jolted me from this forgetfulness. In the middle...

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...