The Day a Yard Sale Cost the Church a Member

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIn the fall of 1995, I started a new church in West Unity, Ohio named Grace Baptist Church. Several years later, the name of the church changed to Our Father’s House. Prior to starting this church, I pastored Olive Branch Christian Union Church — located five miles north of West Unity. Several families from Olive Branch joined with us in our new church endeavor. This post is about one of the families who made the move to the new church. … [Read more...]

Fitting In (Or Not)

by Kristin Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIt seems like I've spent most of my life until recently trying to fit in, and worrying about not fitting in. When I was young, like most kids who aren't into sports, fashion or other aspects of mainstream culture, I looked for alternate groups to belong to-- and found them in high school through band and the speech team, and eventually, in the church. … [Read more...]


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