Grace Baptist Church

 Dansville, NY



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


The Empty Nest

By Barb Leaman

Every spring many people view online eagle nest cams to watch eggs full of potential little eaglets.  If the eggs make it, soon the little eaglets peck their way out and are faithfully taken care of by both mom and dad eagle.  The hope is that they’ll make it to spread their little eagle wings and fly on to their next phase of life.  There’s a term that’s been coined to describe the human home once the last child is moved out-THE EMPTY NEST.  It sounds formidable-THE EMPTY NEST.  I’ve been thinking about that phrase since the passing of my first Mother’s Day without our one and only child living with us.
By Barb Leaman

What’s up with all those Facebook personal online quizzes?  The questions are really off the wall and probably only focus on one of our answers anyway.  And why do we even care to take them?  Do I really need to know what my personality flavor is or if I were a Native American, what would my tribe be?
By Barb Leaman

On a recent trip my husband and I traveled to his hometown several states away.  Since my father-in-law was downsizing from a 4-bedroom house to an apartment in a senior citizen’s complex, we rented a small moving van to transport his bedroom set to our home.  I consider myself “directionally-challenged” and often say I can get lost in a paper bag.  My husband on the other hand can figure out where north, south, east and west are, and while he may, on rare occasions, become temporarily misplaced, he’s never really lost.  You better believe I made sure I followed Glenn’s every move on that 5 hour trip home.