Learn to love yourself

This editorial column by Dusty Takle previously appeared in the print edition of The GRIP. Matthew 22:36-40 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and […]

What are you allowing to master your life?

This editorial column by Dusty Takle was published in the previous print edition of The GRIP. What Is Mastering Your Life? We are created in the image and likeness of God. This is your inherent DNA. It’s mine. There is no getting away from it. There is no getting out of it. There is nothing […]

Real hope is the anchor to our souls

This editorial column by Dusty Takle was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. The word hope has come alive for me. Amidst the tragedies and heartbreaks we’ve all experienced this year in our nation, hope is something we all need to renew. Mass shootings make us cry out for peace and […]

Live around the banquet table

This is an editorial column written by Dusty Takle that previously appeared in the print edition of The GRIP. The church I attend and serve has focused the entire year around the banquet table. Our initial scripture that inspired the theme was from Luke 14:23, So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the […]

Discipline your mind to destroy those thoughts not from God

DUSTY TAKLE – RELIGION COLUMNIST ::: I have moments where I worry just like you. I let my thoughts run wild. I don’t discipline them, and before I know it, I find myself awake in the middle of the night doing the exact opposite of what I tell other people to do. Anxiety fills me. Fear […]

Learn how to shift to love you now

DUSTY GOSS TAKLE ::: I have found recently struggling to enjoy this season of busy schedules. Because it was really easy to enjoy every moment there, I’ve thought about a recent vacation to Maine and said, “Can we just go back to Maine where we eat six meals a day and linger at every beautiful […]

Keep calm and eat bacon

DUSTY TAKLE ::: In England, tea is the answer to all life’s woes. In my world, it’s bacon, but when bacon isn’t available, I have to make a choice to be calm. I have to choose calmness. I have to choose peace. We can choose to be calm at any given moment. We have trained […]

East Griffin Baptist adds to its already long list of ministries

East Griffin Baptist Church (EGBC) is not the type of church that opens up to preach on Sunday and is closed for the rest of the week.  Dropping by the church on a Thursday morning, visitors will witness a bustle of activity; parishioners and needy individuals coming to find what they need at the weekly […]

>Church offers relationship class, "How to Get What You Want"

>Nothing makes life sweeter than the people in our life. But sometimes, we have ahard time making those relationships work well. Eagles Way Church will be hosting aRelationship Class on Wednesdays, February 2 through February 23, led by Joeyand Kitty Grubbs. Come and learn the tools you need to give and get the most out […]

>FBC Advent Season Schedule

> Hi, Jessica Gregory here. Normally I wouldn’t post first-person blogs here, but I thought just this once (okay, there may be a few more in the future…) I would add a little personal note. The last issue of THE PAPER (the purple issue) was my first run at publisher. There are a few mistakes, […]