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We Need to be Refreshed He turns a desert into pools of water, a parched land into springs of water. Psalm 107:35 Having grown up in the desert areas of Arizona, biblical metaphors like the one above from the Psalms make perfect sense to me. There are few things more precious in the desert than...

Ministry Fair Sunday

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One of the many qualities of Greater Portland Bible Church that I have come to really appreciate is our intentional focus on being a church community that equips people for ministry. This approach to church life comes from the belief that every Christian is given gifts by the Holy Spirit so that...

Southwest Churches Together

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If you have been around at Greater Portland Bible Church for the past month, you have heard us talking about our “September 9th worship service”. Depending on what you have heard, it may or may not be clear what this worship service is all about. No matter what you’ve heard so...

Happy Father's Day!

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I have often said that two of the most humbling times in my life happened the day I got married and the days that each of my four children were born. And when I say “humbling”, these were events that brought forced humility to my life, realizing that I had to place other...

"Wait, What?"


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When I accepted the invitation from GPBC to be a candidate for the Lead Pastor position several months ago, I remember talking with one of my friends in church ministry about the potential of serving in the role. We talked about the challenge that it would be for my family to move from Arizona...

Go Big!

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It was the worst cake that I have ever tasted, but it was also the most memorable. I usually really like carrot cake, but this was unlike any carrot cake that I had ever tasted, and it was so bad that it probably ruined my taste for carrot cake from that point forward. But it was worth it! My...

Celebrating the Rest

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If you really think about it, celebrations can be such a hassle sometimes. All the preparation, the invitations and RSVPs, the financial cost, the cleaning and baking and cooking, the hosting, the clean-up, it’s enough to make you wonder, is it really worth it? In our family, we have a...

The Only Constant

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Change comes to all of us in different ways and at different times. Sometimes, change is predictable and we can see it coming. Other times, we can only see change when we are right in the middle of it. Some of us love change, we love the possibilities that it brings, and we relish in the...