Two Christmas Poems by Leslie Leyland Fields

Let the Stable Still Astonish Let the stable still astonish: Straw-dirt floor, dull eyes, Dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen; Crumbling, crooked walls; No bed to carry that pain, And the, the child, Rag-wrapped, laid to cry In a trough. Who would have chosen this? Who would have said: “Yes, Let the God of all the heavens and earth be born …

Hey, GPC family, join the churchwide Advent study this year – Straw for the Manger

During this holy season of Advent, we are invited to pray and contemplate as we remember Jesus’ command epitomized by Matthew 25:31–46 to love one another and care for the “least of these” — our brothers and sisters who are hungry, thirsty, alone, and otherwise burdened or suffering. This year’s devotional from Presbyterians Today is very special. The Rev. Sherry …

60 Interesting Conversation Starters for Family Time This Thanksgiving

Source: from ibelieve.com Let’s be honest. The holidays squeeze us of patience, energy, and time, especially when it comes to carrying on conversation with family that we may or may not have seen for awhile. As much as we love binging on parades and football, casseroles and pies, often anxiety and dread lead Thanksgiving Day. We get together with family …

Hey, this Sunday is Commitment Sunday

Luke 12:48: …”to whom much has been given….” It’s exciting to think about this Sunday. God gives us so much during the year, we have set aside this special time to pledge how much we give back. Maybe it’s like a kind of divine Father’s Day, but instead of funny cards and collect calls, we offer back to Him a …