Grace Baptist Church

 Dansville, NY

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Contributors

Stacie Gibson is Matt's wife, a mother of 4, a busy homemaker and home-educator in addition to being a certified ACBC counselor.  She is a guest blogger at Biblical Counseling for Women.

Barb Leaman is a children's Sunday School teacher and a teacher's aide for the Hornell Jr and Sr. High Schools.  She is wife to Glenn and mother to an adult daughter.

Dave Theobald
is the preaching and teaching elder at Grace Baptist Church.  He is married to Jamie and has two sons, Job and Jonathan.

Rob Wilson is a deacon of Grace Baptist Church, a veterinarian specializing in large animals, a farmer, a husband to Kim, and father to 3 energetic kids.  

Ustad ("teacher," in local dialect) is a global partner of GBC, who shares stories and perspectives from the field, for our encouragement and to help orient us on things eternal. 

Grace Notes Blog Posts

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A Reminder to be Thankful

By Stacie Gibson

Thanksgiving is this week. I don’t know how that happened, but it’s approaching whether I am ready or not. I love this time of year, but the hustle and bustle can cause me to gripe and complain. I would love to blame all the commercialization and my full calendar for my poor attitude, but I can’t. My problem is within me.
By Stacie Gibson

The autumn season can be a busy time of year for all of us. Our kids go back to school, fall sports start up, Sunday football, men gear up for hunting, and we finally get back into a routine after summer break. Routine and activities are very good, but sometimes we leave out something important: other people. The art of serving others in our home I am afraid has become a lost virtue in the American church. Neglecting to show hospitality comes down to a matter of the heart. If we say we love God, but do not love His people and the lost, this says something about us and our character.

God's Remedy For Stress

By Stacie Gibson

If you stand for any length of time in the grocery store line, you will see magazines of all sorts with headlines that get our attention on how women can live a stress free life.  Articles that may say something like this:  10 ways to become stress free or How to live a stress free life and still have it all.  These articles intrigue us because presently, more than ever, we are living in a constant state of busyness and we want to know what the “professionals” have to say so we can find relief.
By Stacie Gibson

My husband recently taught a discipleship class at our church called How People Change. I am sure many of you who are biblical counselors are familiar with Tim Lane and Paul Tripp’s book. The curriculum is just as excellent as the book and I have been thoroughly enjoying it!  The class has taught me how to respond biblically to the heat (trials) that comes into my life and into the lives of the women I counsel.

Jesus Loves Outcasts

By Stacie Gibson

How many women sit in our pews feeling like this?  Many women will come to your church with sinful pasts, drug addiction, kids out of wedlock, or a real physical problem that leaves them feeling like the Ethiopian; an outcast unworthy of approaching God.  Just like my friend Cindy, we need to be obedient and run to the “Ethiopians “in our churches.