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Discerning God's Will

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Posted by Sally Bland on

There have been several important decisions over the course of my life where I needed to pause and discern the will of God. I love volunteering in the community and at church. Five years ago it became clear that if I wanted to increase my involvement in ministry I would need to cut back on some...

Joy

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 Last Saturday was the big Husker-Duck football game. Like good Husker fans, Lana, Thea, Lana’s two sisters, brother in-law, and I all made the trip down to Eugene to support the...

Do You Know Him?

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Posted by David Smith on

Do you ever feel like you’re just kind of coasting through your spiritual life? You may be much like me, someone who has grown up in the church, has gone through countless Bible studies, sung countless worship songs, eaten countless potluck casseroles, and really feel like you know a good...

Well Done

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

Pastor Carl Palmer spoke at both the graveside and the memorial service for my mother last week. He had been my parents’ pastor for almost 30 years and knew them both quite well. The words he spoke to us were both comforting and challenging.  Pastor Carl reminded us of Jesus&rsquo...

A Family In Prayer

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Posted by Janet Nordlund on

“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you…I am the Vine, you are the branches…apart from me you can do nothing…But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted...

Getting to Know You

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Posted by David Smith on

When I first met my wife, Ruth, it was while we were both attending seminary in Kentucky. To help pay for school, Ruth worked in the student center on campus, in which our gym, weight room, and dining commons were located. I sort of knew Ruth from having checked in at the front desk a few times...

In the Ruins of Corinth

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Posted by Sally Bland on

This summer my family had the amazing opportunity to visit the ancient city of Corinth. We were in awe as we walked the ruins and saw the place Paul preached to the Corinthians. James and I loved sharing this experience with our children. As we explored the ruins, we imagined what it would have...

The Good Life

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

"A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance."    John 10:10   This was the theme verse of our mission site in Heart Butte, Montana. The Ignite mission team spent a week serving Jesus and discovering and...

An Arch of Triumph

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

Paulette and I were privileged to accompany her sister on a whirlwind tour of London and Paris last week, two cities that have been on her bucket list for a long time. Three nights in London and four in Paris is really just a fly-by of the historic hot spots, places that have had world-wide...

Cultivating the Garden of Your Life

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On Thursday, 25 women from GPBC gathered in my garden for fellowship with other women and with God through different stations around our yard and our home. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so this blog has just a few words to accompany the pictures below showing...