Musings and Meditations by the GraceWay Family

Thou Canst Do Every Thing

By John Teichert | July 5, 2024

Job 16:15-16 “I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust. My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death” Job 42:1-3 “Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden…

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Life Under the Sun

By Olivia Summers | June 28, 2024

We redeem our life under the sun when we remember what’s above it. It’s barely summer, but already the sun is making itself known. I try to embrace the warmth, but the Minnesota in me wilts with each increasing degree. Underneath the oppressive heat, it’s easy to feel a sense of futility. Problems from past…

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Mid-Year Reflection 

By Gelane Diamond | June 21, 2024

Have you looked at the calendar lately? We are almost at the end of June, which means we are pretty much halfway through 2024. It feels like the Superbowl was yesterday! I’m sure most of you are loving the sunshine and warmer weather, but it is at this time of year that I get excited…

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How Can We Influence Those with Whom We Disagree?

By Tom Holloway | June 14, 2024

“It’s no secret that our country is divided.” (That might qualify for the understatement of the year!) If we get ten people in a room, we’re likely to get at least eleven different opinions.  In that situation, how can we work with people who hold vastly different views from ours? One popular approach is to strongly,…

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Giving Thanks in All Things

By Olivia Summers | June 7, 2024

Giving thanks in life’s small challenges prepares us to give thanks in hard circumstances. Insects creep me out. (They’re called “creepy crawlies” for a reason!) So to say I was unhappy when I found some ants making their way into my apartment would be an understatement. All things considered, the ants are nothing to complain…

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Hall of Famers

By John Teichert | May 31, 2024

Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:32-34 “And what shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak,…

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Remembering America’s Pastor

By Worth Loving | May 17, 2024

Yesterday, I had the privilege of watching the late Reverend Billy Graham’s statue being unveiled in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. As a young boy, I remember well watching some of his last crusades on TV with my grandparents. For 76 years, God used a country boy from Charlotte, North Carolina to change the…

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Lord, Open Their Eyes

By Gelane Diamond | May 10, 2024

God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). As Christians, we not only believe this, but we also know it to be true firsthand. We personally have experienced God’s long suffering, mercy, forgiveness, and the sacrificial, unconditional love that saved us through Christ while we…

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Three Lessons from the Eclipse

By Tom Holloway | May 6, 2024

On April 8, we witnessed a great celestial spectacle – a solar eclipse. The moon passed between the earth and the sun, covering some of the sun’s surface (partial eclipse) or all of the surface (total eclipse).  As the moon covered more and more of the sun, the temperature decreased, the sky darkened, and the animals…

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The Keys to Courage

By Levy Pait | April 29, 2024

Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from…

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