All posts by Krista Wolters

Just Roll with It 5-07-2022

“What God did for His people of old, and what He does for us now, have a lot of similarities. Are we ready for Promised Land living? After all, we love our “manna”! However, the Lord’s goodness is equally present in the crops of the land if we have eyes to see and hands to harvest. Harvesting and fruitfulness require time and effort, but the Lord of the harvest promises to be with us all the way if we will keep in step with Him.” –Pastor Denny Grady

Standing at the Water’s Edge 4-30-2022

Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” Wherever you and I take the initiative to connect with God and with others, we are taking a step towards the Promised Land. His provisions are given to meet current needs, and as the needs change, He will provide the miracles needed! –Pastor Denny Grady

Safe Spaces 4-23-2022

“How does God create safe spaces for us? How do we create safe spaces for each other? One way is for our actions to speak louder than our words, and for our actions to match what we profess. Another way is to offer empathy and understanding with what others are going through: put yourself in someone else’s place. A third way is through validation and encouragement. God walks with us through everything we experience here, and we can sit with each other in compassion and encouragement, too.” –Rebekah Werner

Fully Open! Fully Alive! 4-16-2022

“At the moment of seeming defeat when Jesus died on the cross, came the supreme victory of our redemption. What happened at the cross changes everything! The resurrected Jesus is fully alive in a manner that prefigures our own future transformation that will take place at Christ’s second coming. What difference does Christ’s resurrection make for YOU? –Pastor Denny Grady

Character Clothing 4-09-2022

“God wants to break into every compartment of our lives–He doesn’t want to be restricted to only one or two that we allow Him into. Just as we get dressed in our outward clothing every day, we are to put on Christ and His character as our inward clothing.” –Pastor Denny Grady

Joy in the House of the Lord 4-02-2022

Laughter is so much a part of the human experience. God has given us laughter for many different situations in life! Laughter is a part of his character, which is perhaps why it is so important to us, too. The Bible talks about many different reasons for laughter–and best of all, someday all tears and sorrow will be wiped away forever, and we will experience unparalleled joy and laughter with our Father in heaven. –Ryan Bomgardner (Ryan & Friends), Pastor Denny Grady

Our Nostalgic God 3-26-2022

A sense of nostalgia can be heightened during periods of stress, hardship, and disappointment. It’s human nature to be nostalgic, but maybe it’s also part of a divine nature, as well; maybe it’s something we inherited from being made in the image of God. Partaking in the Lord’s Supper celebrates Christ’s action on our behalf to restore us to what humankind once used to be, before sin. —Pastor Denny Grady

Can God Trust Me? 3-12-2022

Health, money, talents, energy, knowledge, skill set, faith, time, integrity…the list of resources and blessings God gives goes on and on. How are we using what He has entrusted to us? All that we have is already His–He has just loaned it to us to be used for Him. –Pastor Denny Grady

The Last Issue, for the Last Church, in the Last Days 3-05-2022

Our world is rife with strife, stress, and “doomsday preparations.” What is our role as believers in times of crises and stress? How are we responding to the events around us? The answer to those questions depends on who or what we are trusting in! Trust is not a mere belief; it is an ongoing practice every day. If we don’t trust God now, how will we do so later? What are our lives communicating about who or what we trust in? –Pastor Denny Grady