Set Your Mind
by Bill Williamson on July 15th, 2020
I am a fan of the Winnie the Pooh stories. You have Eeyore - Ever the pessimist. Then, there’s Tigger - Always bouncing around on his tail, perhaps having his head in the clouds a little too much. There are other characters, but those two seem to be the extremes. I see Winnie the Pooh right in the middle of Eeyore and Tigger. Pooh seems to be a realist. He seems to just go with the flow, And, no matter what happens, he is always able to find his “happy place..."  Read More
God Is Love
by Bill Williamson on July 9th, 2020
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” I John 4.10 As the saying goes: You are not loved because you are valuable;you are valuable because you are loved. God does not love you because you are valuable.God does not love you because you finally chose to love Him.God does not love you because you are smart, perfect, funny, go...  Read More
Just Ask
by Bill Williamson on July 2nd, 2020
When my girls were little, we would go to fairs, amusements parks, Disneyland and the like. Without a doubt they would see something (a balloon, glow bracelets, cotton candy), and they would ask us to buy it. Most of the times, knowing how soft I am, I would buy it for them. Sometimes I would not purchase what they wanted. Cotton candy for breakfast is not a good idea. However, I am SO glad they asked. It would break my heart if they felt they could not ask me for anything.  Read More
How Long?
by Bill Williamson on June 24th, 2020
As I write this blog I have been made aware that it has been 100 days since our state was given the instructions to “stay home”. 100 DAYS!!! I’m sure the question on all of our minds is “How Long?” How long Lord? How long will this pandemic last? How long until a vaccine is found? How long until the country, city, and church reopens?   Read More
Love Well
by Bill Williamson on June 16th, 2020
James says that if we can LOVE our neighbor, we are doing WELL. But, what does that look like? Our Mission at Grace of Christ is “Making Disciples Who Love Well With Drops of Grace. Drops of Grace are those things we do in order to show and share and reflect the love of Christ...  Read More
Quick To Be Slow
by Bill Williamson on June 10th, 2020
We were taught as children: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” So not true. Words have hurt me. Even more so, I learned how I could hurt somebody else with my words. Later in life I also learned spoken words cannot be taken back - it’s like trying to put toothpaste back into the tube. However, damaging words are not merely spoken or written down these days. They can be put out on the internet for everyone in the world to see.  Read More