Posts Categorized: Grace Notes

Six questions about giving

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Dave Ramsey’s three big principles are save, spend, and give. We want you to enjoy your saving and spending, but giving is really some of the most fun you can have with money. We get a lot of questions on the topic though, so let’s take a look at the most common ones.  1 )… Read more »

More than just survival

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By The Very Rev. Daniel P. Richards The opportunities to reach out with time and money are endless it seems. For those who work in the community of Traverse City it is clear that the needs people have are varied and sometimes very difficult to answer. But then there is toothpaste. Everyone needs toothpaste. The… Read more »

Middle schoolers learn the Jesus Creed

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By Amy Richards “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.’”All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. This is what the middle school… Read more »

Remembering BackPack Bill

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By Glenda Andrews  Bill “BackPack” Kimerly passed away this month, and Jubilee House shares this fond remembrance. The other day one of the men who come in regularly arrived soaking wet. Bill, who is around 55, carries everything he owns in a large black plastic bag on a cart, which is never out of his… Read more »

Prayer for Time: A Memoir

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Bill Montgomery reflects on how his cancer diagnosis changed the stewardship of his entire life—the way he looks, the way he lives, the way he gives, the way he worships, and the way he serves our Lord. Following is Chapter 3 from his newly published book Prayer for Time: A Memoir.     Dear Lord, I ask… Read more »

Signs of God’s gracious gifts abound

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By the Rev. Katheryn King “From his fullness we have received grace upon grace.” John 1:16” Indeed! Grace upon grace is how I would describe this year. The leadership of staff and Vestry, the volunteers in so many varied ministries, faithful worshipers, and delightful children are all signs of God’s gracious gifts I thank God… Read more »