Posts by Wes Gunn

Posts by Wes Gunn

Sabbatical Reflections

As I return this coming Sunday, I want to begin with a word of overwhelming gratitude for this precious gift of renewal.  On Dec 24 the Elders laid prayerful hands on me as I walked into the next 3 months of this sabbatical gift that you, the church, were giving to me.  It has been an incredibly rewarding time of rest and renewal in my spirit and my mind. Having worked full-time in ministry for 25 years and 10 years…

1 Month To SABBATICAL

In just 4 weeks I’ll be stepping aside for rest, renewal, and refilling the tank. If you are new to RHC, you can read all about this in my first post and second post. Your support and encouragement have been such a blessing to me. Thank you. Sunday, December 24, in our morning assembly, we will recognize the beginning of this next season for me and the gift of rest I am being given. The candlelight service will be an…

2 Months to Sabbatical

We are just under two months until my planned sabbatical begins (which means it is less than 2 months to Christmas, don’t panic).   If you missed the previous post, 3 Months To Sabbatical, access it here.  I want to begin by expressing my deep gratitude towards the church for the way this news has been received over the past 10 months since it was first announced.  In preparing for the announcement and implementation I had anticipated at least a…

3 Months to Sabbatical

Redland Hills Family, It’s been a while since we talked about my upcoming sabbatical and now we are just 3 months away.  So I thought it might be helpful to give you a little more info and answer some of the frequently asked questions.   If you are new to the church, in January of this year I announced, after many months of planning with our Elders, that from January-March 2024 I would be entering a sabbatical.  If you are…

The Hour of Trial

Our journey through Revelation has just begun and there are so many questions to ask of the text already! Some we have dealt with on Sunday mornings, but there are many other verses we could spend extended time on. We want to highlight one of those here. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. Revelation…

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.