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Building GPBC

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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...

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...

When did your story become God's story?

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

I’m sitting here in my office at home looking at my beautiful garden being watered by the rain. Of course, I love the sunshine but when it rains I’m so grateful because that means I don’t have to do the watering! I also began thinking about how God has been so good to me and I...

Getting Energized!

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

As I thought about what to write for the blog this week, I asked myself the question, “What has energized me recently on what God is doing in our own church?” Once I started, I couldn’t stop writing. Let me share!   Sunday mornings at 9:15am at Greater Portland is a...

Be Strong and Courageous

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Several years ago, when facing some difficulty where I didn’t know how things would turn out, I attended a Prayer Renewal at the DreamGivers Inn. The Lord showed me through His Word that I needed to remain strong in Him and be courageous. In Joshua 1:6 the Lord said to Joshua, “Be...

Home Again!

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Doug and I just came back from three weeks of vacation. We started off spending time with my high school classmates for a reunion in Las Vegas for the first week. We then traveled to be with Beth, our daughter and her husband, Jon, and their children: Malia (14); JD (12) and Kiana (10) in Los...

The "Just Happeneds"

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Attending an Adult Class on Sunday morning at our church is really a treat for me. Besides the fellowship in a smaller setting, I have a chance to listen to gifted teachers. Currently, I am in Don Westerberg’s class where he is teaching on the book of Ruth. He is very knowledgeable and...

Run the Race

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Several times in the Bible our everyday life in Christ is described as running the race. Our whole life is described like a marathon. This past weekend was the 2016 Portland Marathon and I can’t believe it was 10 years ago on October 6, 2006 that Doug and I walked the Portland Marathon...

The Book of John

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

The book of John was the first book that I studied as a seeker and new believer. I can remember being so excited to read the story of Jesus at his birth. I told my husband, “The story of Christmas is in the Bible!” This was in 1970.  Burl and Bernita Shoemake, a pastor and his...

Mahalo

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

First of all, I want to thank the elders and the church for the wonderful gift of a trip to Hawaii. In July/August Doug and I went to Hawaii for three weeks. We went to the big island, the island that I call home, as well as a trip to Maui. I enjoy swimming and being in the blue water always...