He Will Rejoice Over You

June 7, 2018

GRC has been a ministry partner with Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center for over 5 years. Each year, beginning on Mothers’ Day we distribute empty baby bottles to be filled with coins, dollar bills and checks which are then returned on Fathers’ Day. More than an important fundraiser to stock the cabinets at Lighthouse with diapers, … Read More

The Mission of God

May 31, 2018

Hello GRC family. We’re excited to finally be here! After accepting the call to serve as your Pastor of Discipleship back in February it’s been a whirlwind of transition to close out life and ministry in Michigan while eagerly anticipating settling into our new life and GRC family here. And you all have gone through … Read More

Fellowship: Sharing in Christ

May 24, 2018

“No man is an island”. You’ve probably heard that phrase before reminding us that we were not designed to be in isolation from one another. I once took a Myers-Briggs personality test that measures in part how introverted or extroverted a person is. When i was younger I scored almost right down the middle between … Read More

About Discipleship

May 17, 2018

Hello GRC! Every now and then, it’s helpful to share a 20,000 ft perspective on certain challenges we face; kind of like remembering what we’ve prayed for, so that we can see how God has answered our prayers! Back in 2014, during our first-ever Vision Campaign, I shared that part of our vision was that … Read More

Why Your Bucket List Isn’t All That Biblical

May 10, 2018

Hello GRC! I know, the title of today’s thought sounds so Scrooge-like. What in the world is wrong with dreaming about doing creative and adventurous things before you die? Like skydiving, or visiting Machu Picchu, or eating fugu? If I can point out the careful wording of the title…I didn’t say your bucket list IS … Read More

Dealing With Change

May 3, 2018

The first thing you should know about me is that I don’t like change. I’ve only been a member of three churches in my 63 years; I was at my last job for almost 32 years; I’ve lived in Hackensack for 34 years, the last 23 in my current residence. Graham Greene’s dictum that “happiness … Read More

Give Me Your Heart

April 26, 2018

“My son, give me your heart; and let your eyes delight in my ways”. Proverbs 23:26 One would be correct in saying that those words were from Solomon to his son. And yet, to “give our heart” is the very same command to which God calls all of the human race. But what is this … Read More

Instruments of God

April 19, 2018

Growing up in a musical family, we had many different musical instruments around our home, ranging from trumpets, violins and keyboards to an old accordion and even an autoharp my mother played. In our house today, you will find guitars, a cello and a grand piano that requires its very own room. Along with the … Read More

Dream Big

April 12, 2018

Dream big. Believe in yourself. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Reach for the stars. There’s no limit to what you can do. Make a name for yourself. These are the mantras of the American dream. I bought into this dream at a very young age. Like many other immigrants, my parents … Read More

Similarities and Hope

April 5, 2018

What disciple are you most like? What one would you want to be? Would you want to be the “Most Beloved” – John? Would you want to be the defender who would cut off the ear of the soldier – Peter? Would you be the one who sells Jesus out – Judas? Or are you … Read More