GCS News

GCS News

The latest news and posts from around Grace Community School.

Help GCS with a IRA Charitable Rollover

Who knew that a HALF BIRTHDAY could mean so much? For over 19 years, Kathie has taught science in the high school. Every year, Kathie has supported the Grace Fund. But, this year was different. Since Kathie was turning 70 1/2 this year, her tax advisor told her she...

Jay Blogs – It’s All a Mystery

We don’t create a lot of space in our lives for the mysterious.  If you watch any day time television talk show (only when I’m sick or something, and then, only long enough to marvel) it’s obvious that people these days are all too anxious to show us everything...

Jay Blogs – The Waiting

The waiting is the hardest part; Every day take one more card; You take it on faith, you take it to the heart; The waiting is the hardest part. In December, the media always does a retrospective on those famous people who have passed away over the course of the year. ...

Jay Blogs – Numquam In Loco Parentis

My colleague Tim attended a community event the other day. The featured speaker was the leader of one of the local public school districts. The school leader was asked what he believed his primary role to be for the community. His answer: in loco parentis. In loco...

Crossover Coffees

Parents of 5th and 8th graders are invited to visit with JH Principal Mr. Dirksen and HS Principal Mr. Benscoter. 8th Grade Cougar Crossover Coffee is on Friday, December 1st at 8:00 AM in the HS Library. This is for parents of 8th graders who will be encouraged and...

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Sign-Up

In as much as you have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, you have done it also unto me.” Matthew 25:40 Grace Community School will participate in the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bell Ringing Program, again, this year. The Salvation Army is a Christian...

Jay Blogs – Best Thing

When my girls were little, we played a game around the dinner table.  We called it “best thing, worst thing.”  The idea was to around the table, and each person would say the best thing that happened to them that day, followed by the worst thing.  This little game had...

Operation Christmas Child on KLTV

(KLTV) - For more than 20 years, an East Texas school has been spreading Christmas joy across the globe, one gift-filled shoebox at a time. Boxes fill the hallways of Grace Community High School. It’s a temporary view for students as the school is one of the drop-off...

Jay Blogs – Abba Daddy

I think so much of our faith is molded by past experiences, everything from deep tragedies that shape us, to our families of origin, to our cultural contexts.  In all honesty, I have struggled through the years with viewing God as a loving Father.  Past life...