I Just Can’t Take It Anymore: Part II

So…I have been praying for you. I hope you have been praying too. Have any of your concerns, overwhelming concerns, gone away? The virus is still harming people, taking its’ toll on our jobs and the economy. We are still staying in. There is still no toilet paper or hand sanitizer on the store shelves!Continue reading “I Just Can’t Take It Anymore: Part II”

An Easter Beyond Expectation

When did Easter become so comfortable? When did we come to expect so much? When did we start focusing on the trappings rather than solely on the things Jesus accomplished? I’ll admit, I’m having a hard time this early Easter morning. It’s 3am and I’m sleepless. Not only is this a different Easter morning thanContinue reading “An Easter Beyond Expectation”

Truths to Hold Onto In Uncertain Times

If I’m honest, I’ve been having a really hard time with everything happening in the world around me right now. At the beginning of March, I sat down with a friend and ranted, “I just can’t go through anymore change right now. I’ve reached my limit for change. I just want everything to be normalContinue reading “Truths to Hold Onto In Uncertain Times”

Anxiety, Confusion, Fear, … and Comfort!

So…. here we are, inside our homes. These are uncertain times. We’re not sure of what’s coming or what might happen. We don’t even know if our job will still be here in the next few weeks, or if we’ll be able to find a job if it’s already gone. Our children can’t play withContinue reading “Anxiety, Confusion, Fear, … and Comfort!”

The Shadow of the Cross

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me.”– Matthew 16:24 Last Sunday we celebrated Palm Sunday. The Triumphal Entry. Last Sunday we would have shared a Communion Service together. And you would have certainly heard the words: “Do this in remembrance of me.” This comingContinue reading “The Shadow of the Cross”

Helping the Young People in Your Life During COVID-19

If you turn on the television or logon to social media, even for just just a few seconds, you’re going to see coverage or news on COVID-19. All I have to do is open my web browser and fifteen different articles on the virus and its spread pops up. It can be exhausting. But theContinue reading “Helping the Young People in Your Life During COVID-19”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Chances are you’ve become well acquainted with a new member of your household: your attitude. I certainly have. He sneaks up on ya. Like a walking whisper. Suddenly he’s right there, talking for you, growling, barking… who is this, and where did he come from? Unfortunately, he’s always been there. He’s been there from theContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

Palm Sunday Panic

I find myself thinking about the disciples this Sunday morning. Palm Sunday morning. Imagine it… Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, aligning with the prophecy the disciples had read about in Zechariah since they were children. Picture the crowds shouting Hosanna, Hosana! Hailing their Lord, master, teacher, savior and Messiah as King. What aContinue reading “Palm Sunday Panic”

Is Your Brain Tired Yet?

COVID-19. Coronavirus. Social distancing. Stay at home. Shelter at home… The world has ground to a halt and everything – every news report, every conversation, sometimes every touch of our fingers and movement of our hands – is only one step removed from thoughts and fears of COVID-19. Sometimes it seems all we think aboutContinue reading “Is Your Brain Tired Yet?”

When We Need to Step Away

All of the uncertainness in our world, in our country, in our city over the last month has brought on a restlessness in my soul.  The Holy Spirit whispered to my heart that I needed to pull way back from the unending chatter of the internet… the news reports on every station… newspaper articles.  GodContinue reading “When We Need to Step Away”


Welcome to the new TGSM Pastors Blog. Here you’ll be able to read messages, devotionals and other content posted by our ministry staff: Pastor Steven McCullough (Senior Pastor), Pastor Kenny Brown (Assistant Pastor and Director of Ministries, Bella Morganthal (Student Ministries Team Leader) and Pastor Matt Price (Music Pastor). We continue to pray for youContinue reading “Welcome!”