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March 1, 2012

My entire life has had a specific little idiosyncrasy.  It seems perfectly normal to me, but others look at me as if I just stepped off the planet Mars.  I like to know about my heritage.  I like to know where I came from and how I got here.  I like to hear stories about my past, and my ancestor’s past.  Why am I the way I am?  Looking to our past often yields great insights about who we are and even our possible future.

Before you write me off as a lunatic, let me ask you, have you ever filled out the doctor’s questionnaire?  You know, the questions like, “Is there a family history of heart disease?” Suddenly my statement holds a little more water than before, eh?  Our history can tell us our future in a small sense.  Does that mean our future has to look like our past?  Certainly not.  But if you knew of a history of heart conditions, you might choose to eat better or exercise a bit more.  Spiritually speaking you can sometimes see familial trends or curses (i.e. divorce, sexual sins, violence, etc).  It’s important to have some idea of your history.

My efforts here, though very early, are to give you some history of how this church came to be.  We’re many months away from the first service.  At this point we’re still in the very early praying stages.  But I wanted to start establishing some heritage of how Grace Church came to be.  These early writings give a road map of the “where, how, and why” for the church.  My goal is to present this background detail to you so you’ll also have a clearer image of where we’re going.

Habakkuk 2:2 — And the LORD answered me:
“Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.  (ESV)

As we get closer to the actual formalization of the church, I’ll also post the vision of Grace Church.  It’s important to look back, but it’s more important to know where we’re going.  You glance in the rear view mirror, but you look through the windshield of where you’re heading. Everyone on the ride has a safer journey that way.

— Pastor Rick

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