Read Genesis 1:1 – 2:3 When we look back on the creation story we can see that everything that was created had purpose. God didn’t create man before there was vegetation growing, as he knew they would need food to sustain them. He didn’t place the creatures of the air until there was air to allow those wings to fly. He didn’t create the living creatures until He formed the … Continue reading

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Genesis 1:26 Looking at the vastness of God’s creation should leave us in absolute awe but God saved His most precious creation for the … Continue reading

We welcome Lisa-Joe Baker as our guest blogger today as she writes about what true love really looks like in a Godly marriage on the byGrace Blog! “My love life will never be satisfactory until someone runs through an airport to stop me from getting on a flight.” ~Teenager post of the week via “the Huffington Post He drove us all home 18 hours over two days. Three kids and hundreds … Continue reading

(Sherrie has written a bible study on the book of Genesis. We’ll be posting a new segment from the study every Monday on the byGrace Blog so subscribe to our feed to get our updated delivered right to your Inbox!) What does scripture say God did on the seventh day after creation?  Genesis 2:2-3 says: By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on … Continue reading

From Sue: I’ve just finished reading David Platt’s book Radical (Multinomah Books, Colorado Springs, Colorado © 2012) and from the beginning he challenges how we “do church” America as we try to apply the values of the American Dream to an entity that is Holy Spirit driven and empowered. I’m not a church leader, privy to all the ins and outs of planting and growing churches, but my work as … Continue reading

“How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart?  How long will my enemy triumph over me?”  Psalm 13:2 “Depression”   “Depression… it’s like being a flat bottle of soda!” I will never forget those words.  They came from the lips of my BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) leader years ago.  I remember her as an amazing and energetic woman, completely in love … Continue reading

James shares: Misunderstandings, Twisted gossip, Stressful jobs, Tyrant bosses, Joblessness, Accidents with children, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Troubled relationships, Anxiety, Fear, Sickness, Good people think the worst, No income, Debt, More sickness, Worry, No sleep, Panic, Stress, Stress and More stress… All we had to do was consider starting a Church, seek ordination in order to unite a young Godly couple in marriage, seek to disciple teens and young adults instead … Continue reading

Sue shares: The war of words will be a bit quieter after this Tuesday when Americans choose this nation’s direction for the next four years. In the last analysis, people will vote according to their personal world view, believing and hoping that their electoral two cents will make a difference for the better. I need to share my own story with you. This incident really occured as written and it has … Continue reading

From Sue: A month ago I attended my friend’s ordination. It was a beautiful ceremony where the pastor -to -be opted to lie prone with arms out-stretched. The choice seemed a reflection of her servant heart, of her humility before a sovereign God.  The clergy involved in the ordination declared that God had ordained Sherrie Anderson to be a pastor and they were simply acknowledging His decision. She leads byGraceMinistries, … Continue reading

Dina writes: What do you do when you’ve been hurt?  Someone you care about has done or said something hurtful and cut a little slice out of your heart.  How do you react?  Do you have an automatic response or do you stop and think? Sometimes I think our hurt takes up residence in our hearts for a while. It looks for a comfy little spot to sit and sulk.   … Continue reading

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