Love
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Love

By Fred Volk, Ph.D. In First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul describes what love is when he states unequivocally that no matter what we have gained in our lives in terms of accomplishments and material wealth, and no matter what we have done in our lives in terms of giving and service, that if we have...

December 17, 2018December 20, 2018by
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...

Expressing Gratitude to the Lord
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Expressing Gratitude to the Lord

Written by Andrew Moroz, Teaching Pastor “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Gospel Community, What is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus? A significant part of God’s will is for all of us to rejoice, to pray,...

November 20, 2018November 21, 2018by
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...