Christmas Shoeboxes

We are working on Christmas Shoeboxes again this year. These small gift boxes provide are a simple means of encouragement to the children at the orphanage in Fedja and children associated with many of the churches associated with GVCM. We encourage you to fill your shoebox with items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shoes, flip flops,…


It’s Christmas Shoebox Time!

Dear Wheatland, Ready or not, Christmas is coming just around the corner. Before we all get busy preparing for the holidays, let’s take some time to bless the children of Haiti who have a lot less to look forward to this Christmas season. You can do this by filling a shoebox with gifts to be…


St. Eugene on Maturity

… we do not become mature by taking a course in maturity or reading a book on maturity. Maturity is everything we are becoming attentive and responsive to, everything that Christ is. – Eugene Peterson, Practice Resurrection, pg. 114

To Read ~ October 2

Psalm 37:1-18 • Habakkuk 1:1-13 • 2 Timothy 1:1-14 • Luke 17:5-10 Our passage from 2 Timothy is one of my favorite passages in the New Testament. Like the first chapters of all Paul’s letters this one includes introductory material, greetings, and gratitude. In this letter, however, Paul names names. Two to be exact: Eunice…


To Read ~ September 19, 2010

Psalm 1 • Deuteronomy 30:15-20 • Philemon 1-20 • Luke 14:25-33 Saturday night we began our brief series through the book of Ephesians. This New Testament book is the only letter of the Apostle Paul that was written to confront a problem. Instead, this book is intended to remind the early Christians of what life…