The Pulse:

GFC Community,

Is anyone else fed up with all this rain?

I mean, come on! My yard stays particularly wet in the first place, so multiple rainy days are really making it difficult to keep up with mowing and other outside tasks I need to do. Granted, it’s nice to save money on watering the over seeding I had done, but still, this rain is just too much.

Sure, I know the forecast predicts sunny days ahead, but I bet those sunny skies will give way to clouds and more rain.


Whew! I don’t know about you, but reading that stressed me out. That is exactly how I feel, though, when I check the daily news. Most stories herald doom or disappointment with just a dash of hope sprinkled in for good measure.

I would like to add a better story to your daily news thread. As we continue our newest sermon series, Hope in a Broken World, the brokenness of the world is not lost on us.

Knees ache. Cancer returns. Tornadoes destroy. Wars rage. All with no seeming end in sight.

In the coming weeks, I hope you make it a point to join us as we explore brokenness being redeemed into something beautiful. You will be encouraged to discover how the Holy Spirit is actively at work in you and for you in the darkest nights.

Take heart, friends. The gospel’s response to the daily news is a resounding, “Yes, but…”

If you’ve missed either of the first two messages in the series, you can catch up on those by clicking here.

Patrick Mitchell
Executive Pastor of Ministries