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Mourning our Loved Ones

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

My mother, Mildred, passed away 12 years ago on December 9, 2002 of a heart attack, and it was a complete shock. We had just returned from the Philippines and stopped over in Hawaii to be with my parents for Thanksgiving. I had never been home for Thanksgiving since I left Hawaii to attend...

In Christ, We Are All Winners

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

For those of you who know me, football is one of my favorite past times. Was it always something I enjoyed? No, probably because I went to a very small high school in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, and we did not even have a football team! I didn’t watch one game on TV growing up, and it...

"Whom Do You Serve?"

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Thank you, Paulette, for faithfully serving our Lord and church! When I think of a phrase that Paulette Williams has shared with me that has impacted my life, it would be “Whom Do You Serve?” Those words can turn every situation, every encounter, and every disappointment to the fact...

The Meaning of the Blog

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

A couple of months ago I encouraged someone in our community to read the blog in our e-newsletter. This person said, “We have a blog?” I was surprised at her answer, but I realized there may be others who don’t know we have a blog. We need to communicate through other medias...

Conflict is normal?

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Do you believe conflicts are normal in relationships? In a marriage? In a family? In a church? If you answered yes to each of these questions, I agree wholeheartedly with you. The next question is how do we handle conflict in these relationships, and is it Biblical? Before my husband, Doug, and...

December Celebrations

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

December has been a month of celebrations for me personally and for our church. We began our celebration on December 3 with our 40th anniversary as a church. It truly was like a reunion for me seeing many who have given their time and devotion to be an active part of Greater Portland Bible...

Thank You Therapy

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

This week when my husband Doug and I went for a walk, he asked the familiar question at this time of the season, “What are you thankful for?” Several years ago, I had our children and grandchildren write what they are thankful for at our Thanksgiving dinner. The grandchildren were...

Remodeling

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

For the past four months there has been major remodeling going on in our home. Doug and I have lived in our home for 44 years and have done other remodeling projects through the years. One thing we have learned through these projects is that we need to be patient about the process because it...

Building GPBC

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 Greater Portland Bible Church will be celebrating our 40th anniversary. My husband Doug and I had the privilege of being a part of Greater Portland since its inception. We were part of a group of people that decided to do a “church plant.” At that time the...