Straight from the Heart

A Blog by Rev. Carey Grady

The Resurrection

The Resurrection

The Resurrection has been a constant topic for centuries. This claim of Christians and specifically the early disciples revolutionized Judaism at the time, created a new faith tradition, and transformed the thinking of ancient society and continues to do so. The Resurrection is fundamental to the belief system of Christianity. While many don’t want to admit it: Christianity is just as much a faith tradition … Continue reading

Inaugural Reflections

Inauguration Reflections

It is surreal to watch the inauguration of President-Elect Trump — soon to be President Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. If I have learned anything about politics this year it’s that democracy is a faith, a religion of some type of utopia. Like sinners and saints who are Bible reading and practicing Christians, there is a redemptive moment at the … Continue reading

Motives: Let's Unpack Power

Motives: Let’s Unpack Power

This coming October, I will have been in the ministry for 22 years and been pastoring for 18. The Lord has allowed me to be on the field for sometime to be working in my calling and vocation for awhile now. Eighteen years is not a long time, but it is a long time to be doing the same thing, especially when you’re in the … Continue reading

Trouble Doesn't Last Always

Trouble Doesn’t Last Always

We are living in peculiar and trying times. What it takes to provide for ourselves and our families has greatly intensified because of technology and the ever expanding global culture in which we live. Today we are experiencing things that past generations would never have fathomed. Not only do we have to deal with the daily grind of feeding, clothing, and sheltering ourselves and our … Continue reading

When Death Hits Home

When Death Hits Home

It seems like in America and in our region, we are always celebrating and commemorating the human response to tragedy and misfortune. The nation’s response to tragedy says something about the character of human beings when faced with uncertain, life changing trauma and violent death. In the past 20 years, the nation has experienced the Columbine shooting in 1999 in one of America’s sainted suburbs … Continue reading