Joy Is Possible After Grief

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Joy Is Possible After Grief

By Julie Pearson (Founder of Gap Gals Ministry) Hang on whatever is grieving you today will one day turn to joy! This is one of Jesus’ promises. (John 16:20) I just graduated from college and landed my first real job at one of the most prestigious clothing retail stores, Nordstrom. I was so excited to work at Nordstrom and as a benefit, see my wardrobe increase with high level fashion, especially at a discounted rate. I was originally hired as a seasonal worker during...

Read More »

God Knew, but I Didn’t

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Blog | 11 comments

God Knew, but I Didn’t

By Jennifer Proulx It was just two weeks before the start of a new school semester when I finally listened to God’s nudges to go back to school. I wasn’t exactly sure what my plan was, but by the time I went to register at the local community college, the only class available to me was a Bible as Literature class. I knew that it was God’s plan for me because it was a perfect combination of two of my favorite things: the Bible and Literature. God knew, but I didn’t, that...

Read More »

INSERT YOUR NAME HERE

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Blog |

INSERT YOUR NAME HERE

By Kelli Ferguson “There once was a man, his name was John, sent by God to point out the way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to look, who to believe in. John was not himself the Light; he was there to show the way to the Light.” John 1:6-8 [MSG]. Most of us, if we’re honest, have wondered from time to time what in the world (literally) are we supposed to be doing in this crazy place? It’s that nagging question, “What is my purpose in life?” or ‘”Why am I...

Read More »

Life’s Fearless Plunge

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

Life’s Fearless Plunge

By Julie Pearson (Founder of Gap Gals Ministry) One of my favorite memories is enjoying the hot summer sun riding swiftly down the river banks in a speedboat. My family has enjoyed quite a few river trips with friends and I absolutely love the sights and sounds of my kids playing and splashing in the refreshing river water. Standing on the edge of the boat with a rainfall of sweat pouring down my body, taking a plunge into the fresh cool water is a refreshing moment in the...

Read More »

How Bad Is Too Bad For God?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog |

How Bad Is Too Bad For God?

By Linda Mayer – We compare ourselves to each other… all of us. We just do it almost like it’s a natural tendency. Maybe it is. I am so guilty of this. Look at that girl, if I only had hair like that… But we also do the reverse. Look at that person, look what they are doing… I’m better than that. At least I don’t _____. You fill in that blank for yourself. It’s dangerous to compare your sins to someone else’s. Judging much? But some of us also think that we are...

Read More »

Guests and Grace

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Guests and Grace

By Rachel Baker – “Our life at the table, no matter how mundane, is sacramental—a means through which we encounter the mystery of God.” —Tim Chester, A Meal with Jesus When I was in college I lived in a tiny back-house studio in Anaheim. The room was a square which I quartered out into a kitchen, living room, office and sleeping quarters. In my tiny living area, I had a twin-sized sleigh bed which took up the majority of the space. When girlfriends and sisters came to...

Read More »

The Prayer That Can Change the World

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Blog | 10 comments

The Prayer That Can Change the World

By Kathryn Leonard – Have you been troubled lately, as I have, by all the destruction we have seen in our nation and the world? There is a verse that is commonly quoted and brings us comfort. This comfort, however, is a false sense of security unless we fulfill our part of the passage. In this verse God invites us to participate in being change agents in our world! “. . . if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and...

Read More »
css.php