Posts by Wes Gunn

Posts by Wes Gunn

Social Media Tragedy

It would surprise us if it weren’t so common.  But every time it happens it still breaks our hearts.  This past week a famous relationship therapist revealed her 16 year old son, bored from the many months of quarantine, had been approached by a drug dealer on Snapchat.  The teen thought he was buying Xanax, but it was actually Xanax laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but 50 to 100 times more potent.  The teen was a…

Commentary on Matthew 26

Commentary on Matthew 26 by Laurel Walker-Davis Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it, and gave it to his disciples. After blessing it broke it. After blessing. He broke it. He blessed it first. Cause we were a blessing before the curse, rehearsed in the mind of GOD like a well-prepared speech, He reached into His heart and pulled out a feast. And that feast was part you. That feast was part me.…

The Book of the Bible You Didn’t Want to Read

Each time Lamentations rolls around in my Bible reading plan I roll my eyes and grit my teeth. Yes, I read it, but I never look forward to it and always dread it. It’s a book of laments and desperate cries that seem heavy and discouraging. Who wants their day to start off with that?!?! Not me. But this time was different. Perhaps the collective grief and discouragement the whole world is feeling set the stage this week as Lamentations…

Why Your Bank Account Doesn’t Determine Your Joy

It breaks all of our hearts to see the long lines at the food banks and the mass numbers who are facing severe economic shortfalls. Just when non-profit and charity services are needed the most, giving to these organizations has declined sharply. As a church we’ve been blessed during this crisis. Because of your ongoing generosity, we’ve been able to be generous with those inside and outside our family who’ve needed some extra help. Thank you. Even if your bank…

Tough Conversations

If you have to have a tough conversation with someone, you can’t control how they’ll respond. However, there’s some things you can do to help them receive it better.