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Forgiving Me

Tracy Johnson, GFC Van Dyke Have you ever made a choice in your life that you look back on and cringe at the mere thought of it? I have! For many years I allowed that choice to define my identity and shape my very existence. I walked around with a smile (even in church) for all to see. But, on the inside, a battle raged! This battle was destroying me! Forgiveness is very personal to me because it has played a part in teaching me how to love myself and helped me to understand where my true identity comes from. When Jesus was on the cross and He said these words, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” He was looking at me, He was looking at you. Jesus was crying out for you and me, can you see His bruised and broken body? I see Jesus
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In My Feelings …

In My Feelings Tracy Johnson, GFC Van Dyke Emotions aren’t easy for me to talk about, because, to be honest, I struggle with my emotions. I struggle with being joyful
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Dear 2021 …

Dear 2021 Caryn Mora   I recently read a letter on Facebook. It was short and to the point. It simply said, “Dear 2020, Go away. #Seriously!” Is there anything
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The Perfect Gift

By Caryn Mora, GFC Van Dyke  During the Christmas season we often focus on the giving of gifts. Sometimes we pick up a quick gift card, knowing exactly which restaurant
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What I Don’t Deserve

By Amy Hafner, GFC South Tampa Last week, I loaded up the car and headed across town to my eldest son, Blake’s baseball practice. I look forward to these practices
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HE IS. Peace.

Ashley Jorgenson, GFC Waters “Peace” was my word for 2020. At the beginning of the year, this word was perfect. It was fitting. I felt peace. I had peace about
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By Nathalie Corniel   Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youth grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and
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