What are you made of?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

In my devotions this week, I opened my heart and thoughts to this piece. It has been playing over my spirit since I first read it. It expounds on the writings of Julian of Norwich, 14th century English mystic. Julian said that we are not merely made by God but are made “of God”. This […]

“Love Your Crooked Neighbor with Your Crooked Heart,” by Christian McIvor

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

In his Confessions, Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE) wrote, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” I think all of us can relate to this feeling of restlessness we find within ourselves when we are chasing after things that are not of God. Thankfully, we […]

Better Together

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Yesterday, I stood outside Crabtree Valley Church in the fog and humidity with members of the Welcome House Network “Dream Team”. We were there to welcome CBFNC Executive Director, Larry Hovis, and his cycling group at the finish line. Larry and his team started a 240-mile trek to Raleigh from the Blue Ridge Parkway. All […]

The Bright Field

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

What a beautiful day! Fall in North Carolina is simply the best time of the year. I hope that as you move through this week you take a moment to pause and notice the grace that is exploding in the spaces around you. The Holy Spirit is at work in these days; our job is […]

“We’ll Be the Hands, We’ll Be the Feet,” by Christian McIvor

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Ephesians 4.15-16 reads, “15 But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in […]

Tracing the Pattern

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My friend, Mark Tidsworth (Pinnacle Leadership Associates), posted the following on Facebook last week: The chaos is an indicator deformation is now in full swing Cry, lament, curse, grieve…whatever we need to let Egypt go Making space in ourselves for creation and rebirth As God constantly works to make all things new, all things new […]

Greystone member, Lou Dawson, receives 2020 Anne Thomas Neil Award

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We are proud to share with you that the Baptist Women in Ministry, NC (BWIMNC) has presented this year’s Anne Thomas Neil Award to Greystone member, Lou Dawson. This award is presented each year to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of women in ministry. As a lay leader, Lou has been […]

42 Days

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

42 Days. 42 days of ads and pundits and predictions and more ads. There will be debates and drama and derision. 42 more days until the election.  I am a bit weary of it all. I don’t want to divide people into rival factions. I don’t want to demean the other. I don’t want to […]

“Jonah’s Song,” by Mark Heard

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Originally from Macon, Georgia, John Mark Heard (1951-1992) wrote songs that were “at once visceral and philosophical to a degree uncommon in contemporary music,” and he had the ability to “consistently integrate the sacred and the profane, the spiritual and the humane, [and provide] nourishment in a way so few others ever have.”  While he […]

A Call for a Holy Pause

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Dennis Proffitt and Drake Baer have recently released a new work entitled, Perception: How Our Bodies Shape Our Minds. Their research and findings reveal that what we perceive in any given moment is not only determined by sensory input, but by our personal physical abilities, energy levels, feelings, social identities, and more. Our physical bodies and our […]

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