Pastor Gael on Sabbatical


The word sabbatical is drawn from Sabbath. The Hebrew word for Sabbath means to “close or rest” and is connected with the last day of Creation when God rested. (Genesis 2:3) God both models and commands Sabbath rest for his people. “Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11)


God’s Calling You!

The Bible is filled with the stories of God calling people, how they answered, and what God’s purpose was for them. We all have a calling; a purpose that God has for our lives. Your calling is not your job, which is temporary. Your calling is a permanent purpose that God gave you even before you were born.


More to this life?

As we get ready to launch our “What on Earth am I here for” campaign, I am reminded of a song I used to love.  Steven Curtis Chapman penned the words to “More to this life”.  The song speaks to the universal core question that lies in everyone of us.  What is the point to this life?  There has to be more!!!  Check out the lyrics to this song.


Don’t ask why, ask how.

Don’t ask why, ask how.
By Pastor Gael Orr
I’m one of those people that try really hard to make lemonade out of life’s proverbial lemons.  My life’s vision is to become the most positive, optimistic non-judgmental person humanly possible.  Some might suggest that I’ve been served the biggest lemon you could get in life, which is losing a child….


To tithe or not to tithe, that is the question…


Here are 10 points from Bill Johnson´s teaching on the tithe. We find these instructions very helpful. Bill Johnson is the apostolic leader of Bethel Redding in California.

1) A fundamental question is this: Is the tithe a principle only for those who live under the Law of Moses?


A Mission Statement for Life

A Mission Statement for Life 
By Pastor Gael J. B. Orr

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

I am blessed. I work for a wonderful company where the first thing you see upon entering any of the doors of our facility…


Independence Day

As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, I can’t help but think of another great battle for independence.  Declaring independence is risky business.  There is a cost…


“Loving God”

Mark 12:30 is a very clear verse in the Bible, it says…
 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  I am no genius but I think most people would agree that Jesus is telling us we need to really, really, really love God.  In the Star Trek series they Captain and crew had orders to go where no man has gone before.  However, in doing this mission they also had a prime directive that they had to follow. 


Mission Impossible


Mission: Impossible

Matthew 19:26 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (NIV)

I was delighted to discover that an obscure cable television channel is showing reruns of one of my favorite old shows, Mission: Impossible. From the unique theme song to the plan and the payoff, I was always on the edge of my seat.


Mother’s Day

Pastor Gael Orr – Last October my daughter Tara Autumn died.  So, I decided to share something I’ve shared with a chosen few, with the rest of the world.   I stripped much of this from my personal diary, but I’m happy to share it with you.


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