Posts from July 2023

Posts from July 2023

JULY 20

Dear Grace Family, As you are reading this, I’m likely sitting on a screened porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. It is, without a doubt, the most beautiful place on earth. I’d love to tell y’all that I’ve been able to unplug from all things Grace and Starkville, while I’m away to get the maximum benefit of a vacation. I’d be lying, however, if I said that. I’m afraid that’s not how my brain works.…

JULY 13

Dear Grace Family, This past Monday night, your Session and Diaconate met to discuss where we are as a church from a facilities, finances, and programming standpoint at the halfway mark of 2023. Let me say that the overall outlook of your officers is one of great hope, optimism, and encouragement. We continue to see God grow us as individuals, and us as a church collectively. The common consent was that God is doing something “special” in our midst, especially…

JULY 6

Dear Grace Family, I’m sitting here with writer’s block unable to come up with anything new or inspiring for y’all on a Thursday. Having a holiday during the week has thrown my rhythms off in a bad way. I also think the heat has gotten to me and sapped all my energy and vitality away from me. Ha! So, what should one write about when there’s no obvious inspiration? I’m going to go with simply communicating thankfulness and thanksgiving. I…